Clinical Outcomes of Patients With Clostridium Difficile Associated Disease Attributable to Diverse tcdC Genotypes
The purpose of the study is to establish the clinical disease outcomes and features of CDAD associated with variant tcdC genotypes. Two hypotheses are to be tested in this study:
Severe CDAD and tcdC truncation:
Severe CDAD (defined by death and/or colectomy or secondary endpoints) is associated with severe truncations (> 6 amino acid residues) in TcdC, a negative regulator of toxin A/B production.
- Disease in low risk populations (patients never exposed to health care facilities and/or patients who never received antibiotics) of any severity is attributable to strains of C. difficile with severe tcdC truncation.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Retrospective
|Official Title:||Clinical Outcomes of Patients With Clostridium Difficile Associated Disease Attributable to Diverse tcdC Genotypes|
|Study Start Date:||February 2007|
|Study Completion Date:||April 2009|
|Primary Completion Date:||April 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
The following information will be collected: age, sex, occupation, hospital location at the time of positive culture (ER, medical ward, ICU etc), prior hospitalization, receipt of outpatient dialysis, home care or other regular medical care (eg, outpatient chemotherapy), date of specimen collection, presence of invasive devices, receipt of antibiotics, including their type and whether they were adequate for the resistance profile of the organism, prior positive microbiologic cultures, time and location of positive cultures, underlying diseases and severity of illness, presence of urinary or intravascular devices, recent immunomodulative therapies or radiation therapy, physical exam findings, laboratory and radiographical data, antimicrobial usage within 6 months of onset of the infection, microbiological data and resistance patterns, choice of antibiotics once organism identified, bacteriological outcomes, laboratory results, demographic information, medications, clinical outcome,gender, height, weight, ethnicity, past medical history and outcomes. We will collect information retrospectively.
|United States, Pennsylvania|
|University of Pittsburgh Medical Center|
|Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15213|
|Principal Investigator:||Scott Curry, MD||University of Pittsburgh|
|Study Director:||Lee Harrison, MD||University of Pittsburgh|