Study Evaluating Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci in a Hematology Unit

This study has been completed.
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First received: September 11, 2005
Last updated: March 14, 2007
Last verified: March 2007

To determine the impact of the restriction of the third and forth generation cephalosporins on the reduction of intestinal colonization or infection with vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) in a surgical intensive care unit (SICU)

Condition Intervention Phase
Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections
Drug: Piperacillin/tazobactam and other β-lactam/β-lactamase
Phase 4

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Official Title: Effects on the Emergence and Transmission of Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci After Changes in Antibiotic Use in a Hematology Unit.

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Estimated Enrollment: 1500
Study Start Date: January 2005

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All patients admitted to or transferred to the SICU.
  • Eligible patients will be patients of either sex, 18 years of age or older who are admitted or transferred to the SICU.
  • Provide written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who have hypersensitivity to penicillin, cephalosporins or beta-lactamase inhibitors.
  • Females who are pregnant and breast feeding
  • Any underlying conditions or non-infectious diseases that will be ultimately fatal within 48 hours.
  • Those who have already been participating other clinical study related with antibiotics.
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00167960

Korea, Republic of
Incheon, Korea, Republic of, 405-760
Ulsan, Korea, Republic of, 682-714
Sponsors and Collaborators
Wyeth is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Pfizer
Study Director: Medical Monitor Wyeth is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Pfizer
  More Information

No publications provided Identifier: NCT00167960     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0910X-101525
Study First Received: September 11, 2005
Last Updated: March 14, 2007
Health Authority: Korea: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Wyeth is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Pfizer:
Bacterial Infections

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Bacterial Infections
Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections
Piperacillin-tazobactam combination product
Penicillanic Acid
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Pharmacologic Actions
Enzyme Inhibitors
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