Epidemiology of Community - Associated Extended-spectrum Beta-lactamases (ESBL) Producing Escherichia Coli
The purpose of this study is to review patients with E. coli infections at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) from July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2010 to determine if these infections have arisen in the community rather than in hospitals or nursing homes.
|Study Design:||Time Perspective: Retrospective|
|Official Title:||Epidemiology of Community - Associated Extended-spectrum Beta-lactamases (ESBL) Producing Escherichia Coli|
- Review whether ESBL-producing organisms (E. coli, Klebsiella species and Proteus species) are hospital-acquired, healthcare-associated or community-associated. [ Time Frame: 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Biospecimen Retention: Samples Without DNA
All samples provided to the investigators are deidentified by the honest broker and will be coded with numbers. The information linking these code numbers to the corresponding subjects' identities will be kept in a separate, secure location that only the honest broker has access to. The investigators on this study will keep the samples indefinitely. Samples will be kept in the investigator's laboratory located in Scaife Hall, room 812, 3500 Terrace Street. At no time with the research investigators have access to any patient identifers.
|Study Start Date:||October 2007|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2015|
This is chart review at UPMC. There is no human interaction.