Staphylococcus Aureus Skin and Soft Tissue Infections
The purpose of this study is to evaluate strategies to prevent Staphylococcus aureus skin and soft tissue infections in soldiers during infantry training.
This study will be conducted on three different bases among groups of male recruits to IDF training base. They will provide nasal swabs to detect Staphylococcus aureus carriage in two time points: 1. before mixing and training in confined settings, reflecting carriage acquired before entering 2. After 14-30 days. All soldiers will be under surveillance for skin infection until the end of the training program.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Evaluating Strategies to Prevent Staphylococcus Aureus Skin and Soft Tissue Infections in Soldiers During Infantry Training|
nasal swabs to detect Staphylococcus aureus skin infection to detect Staphylococcus aureus
|Study Start Date:||July 2011|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2013|
|company A-Training Base No.1|
|company A-Training Base No.2|
|company A-Training Base No.3|
|Contact: Michael Hartal, MD||+972-3-7374137||Mhuerta2@gmail.com|
|Israeli Defense Forces||Recruiting|
|Tel aviv, Israel|
|Principal Investigator:||Michael Hartal, MD||IDF|