Analysis of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) Obtained Through the Emergency Department in a Tertiary Care Hospital in Vancouver Canada From 2001-2005
Recruitment status was Active, not recruiting
To analyze microbiological data from MRSA samples obtained through the emergency department from 2001-2005. There is a strong clinical suspicion that we are now seeing an outbreak of a new strain of MRSA and we plan to better characterize the Vancouver population and complete a chart review to assess specific associated factors.
Infection With MRSA Bacteria
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Analysis of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) Obtained Through the Emergency Department in a Tertiary Care Hospital in Vancouver Canada From 2001-2005|
|Study Start Date:||January 2005|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2012|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||December 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Pulse field gel electrophoresis, SCC mec typing, antibiotic susceptibilities, presence of the Panton-Valentine Leukocidin gene will be carried out. Clinical manifestations and associated factors will be assessed via chart review. These include: recent antibiotic use, recent hospitalization, IV drug use, HIV status, number of co-morbidities identified, presence of soft tissue abscess, post operative status, presence of bacteremia, residence in Vancouver's downtown eastside (an area of particularly low socioeconomic status).
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00247858
|Canada, British Columbia|
|Vancouver General Hospital|
|Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|Principal Investigator:||Steve Reynolds, MD||University of British Columbia|