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Prevention of Gastrostomy-Related Wound Infection by Vancomycin in Carriers of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus.

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified September 2005 by University Hospital, Geneva.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Information provided by:
University Hospital, Geneva Identifier:
First received: September 6, 2005
Last updated: December 28, 2005
Last verified: September 2005
The aim of this study is to determine whether vancomycin with cefazoline is superior to vancomycin with placebo in preventing gastrostomy-related wound infection in carriers of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

Condition Intervention Phase
Wound Infection Drug: Vancomycin Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Vancomycin for Prophylaxis of PEG-Related Wound Infection in MRSA-Positive Patients: a Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study

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Further study details as provided by University Hospital, Geneva:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Rate of PEG-site infection at 3, 7, 14, 21 and 28 days post intervention as assessed by a clinical score (Jain score) and swab culture

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Additional costs and nursing charges (Programme de Recherche en Nursing (PRN) scoring system)

Estimated Enrollment: 96
Study Start Date: September 2004
Detailed Description:

Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) provides an enteral route for long-term nutrition in patients unable to swallow. Peristomal wound infection occurs in 5 - 30 % of patients. Systematic antibiotic prophylaxis by cephalosporins or ampicillin/clavulanic acid has been shown to prevent this complication efficiently.

MRSA-positive patients have been suggested to be at higher risk of PEG-related wound infection due to MRSA. However, recommendations about vancomycin-prophylaxis before surgical procedures have not been extended to PEG insertion. This might be due to the fact that the exact route of contamination is unknown. It is assumed that contamination occurs when gastrostomy tubes are passed through the oropharynx. However, oropharyngeal carriage appears less frequent than nasopharyngeal or cutaneous carriage. Furthermore, patients who receive PEG are particularly vulnerable to vancomycin toxicity because of older age and multiple comorbidities.

The aim of this study is to compare the rate of infectious complications after PEG insertion in patients colonized with MRSA who received either standard intravenous antibiotic prophylaxis associated with vancomycin or standard prophylaxis with placebo.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • PEG insertion in a patient with a swab positive for MRSA during the 4 weeks preceding PEG insertion

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age < 18 years
  • No informed consent obtained either from the patient or from his legal representative
  • Contraindication to the administration of cefazolin or of vancomycin
  • Systemic administration of antibiotics effective against MRSA during the week prior to the procedure
  • Technique of PEG insertion different from the standard pull technique proposed by the physician in charge and the gastroenterologist
  • Patients requiring antibiotic prophylaxis of endocarditis
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00150852

Contact: Alain Vonlaufen, MD +41 22 372 93 40
Contact: Philippe De Saussure, MD + 41 22 372 93 40

Centre Hospitalier Universitaire (CHU) Not yet recruiting
Grenoble, France, 38000
Contact: Agnès Plages    + 33 476 76 55 97   
Principal Investigator: Xavier Roblin, MD         
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois Not yet recruiting
Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland, 1011
Contact: Gian Dorta    + 41 21 314 11 11   
Principal Investigator: Gian Dorta, MD         
Division of Gastroenterology, University Hospital Recruiting
Geneva, Switzerland, 1211
Contact: Alain Vonlaufen, MD    + 41 22 372 93 40   
Contact: Philippe De Saussure, MD    + 41 22 372 93 40   
Principal Investigator: Alain Vonlaufen, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Geneva
Principal Investigator: Alain Vonlaufen, MD Division of Gastroenterology, University Hospital, Geneva
  More Information Identifier: NCT00150852     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 04-012 (med 04-008)
Study First Received: September 6, 2005
Last Updated: December 28, 2005

Keywords provided by University Hospital, Geneva:
Wound infection
Antibiotic prophylaxis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Communicable Diseases
Wounds and Injuries
Wound Infection
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents processed this record on August 18, 2017