Surveillance of Fungal Infections During Construction Activity
Fungal infections in immunocompromised patients occuring during construction activities in hospitals have repeatedly been reported.
However, the question of a causal relation between construction activities and infections has never been addressed systematically and prospectively.
To answer this question, we will monitor our immunosuppressed patients' health status, as well as fine dust and aspergillus spore contents in the air during a three year construction activity period in our hospital.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Study Start Date:||May 2006|
|Study Completion Date:||July 2009|
|Primary Completion Date:||July 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Renal transplant patients|
|Dept. Nephrology & Hypertension, Univ. Hospital Bern|
|Bern, Switzerland, 3010|
|Study Director:||Andreas Pasch, MD||University of Bern|