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Study on the Infection Risk of Long Dwell Period Catheters in High Risk Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Patients

This study has been terminated.
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University Hospital, Ghent Identifier:
First received: August 25, 2005
Last updated: December 19, 2007
Last verified: December 2007
This is an evaluation of the use of silver impregnated catheters in burn patients to reduce catheter colonisation compared to the standard central venous catheter without antiseptic activity.

Condition Intervention
Device: Placement of a silver impregnated central venous catheter

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Study on the Infection Risk of Long Dwell Period Catheters in High Risk ICU Patients

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Further study details as provided by University Hospital, Ghent:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Degree of colonisation of the central venous catheter at the moment of removal

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Incidence of a catheter related blood stream infection during the presence of the catheter

Estimated Enrollment: 142
Study Start Date: August 2005
Study Completion Date: June 2006

Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Burn patient
  • Placement of a new trilumen central venous catheter
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00136097

University Hospital Ghent
Ghent, Belgium, 9000
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Ghent
Principal Investigator: Kirsten Colpaert, MD University Hospital, Ghent
  More Information

Additional Information: Identifier: NCT00136097     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2004/266
Study First Received: August 25, 2005
Last Updated: December 19, 2007

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colonisation of the catheter processed this record on May 25, 2017