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Study Evaluating Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci in a Hematology Unit

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00167960
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 14, 2005
Last Update Posted : March 15, 2007
Sponsor:
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Wyeth is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Pfizer

Brief Summary:
To determine the impact of the restriction of the third and forth generation cephalosporins on the reduction of intestinal colonization or infection with vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) in a surgical intensive care unit (SICU)

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections Drug: Piperacillin/tazobactam and other β-lactam/β-lactamase

Study Type : Observational
Enrollment : 1500 participants
Observational Model: Case Control
Observational Model: Natural History
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Effects on the Emergence and Transmission of Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci After Changes in Antibiotic Use in a Hematology Unit.
Study Start Date : January 2005

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All patients admitted to or transferred to the SICU.
  • Eligible patients will be patients of either sex, 18 years of age or older who are admitted or transferred to the SICU.
  • Provide written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who have hypersensitivity to penicillin, cephalosporins or beta-lactamase inhibitors.
  • Females who are pregnant and breast feeding
  • Any underlying conditions or non-infectious diseases that will be ultimately fatal within 48 hours.
  • Those who have already been participating other clinical study related with antibiotics.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00167960


Locations
Korea, Republic of
Incheon, Korea, Republic of, 405-760
Ulsan, Korea, Republic of, 682-714
Sponsors and Collaborators
Wyeth is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Pfizer
Investigators
Study Director: Medical Monitor Wyeth is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Pfizer

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00167960     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0910X-101525
First Posted: September 14, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 15, 2007
Last Verified: March 2007

Keywords provided by Wyeth is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Pfizer:
Bacterial Infections

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Bacterial Infections
Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections
Vancomycin
Tazobactam
Piperacillin
Piperacillin, tazobactam drug combination
Penicillanic Acid
beta-Lactams
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
beta-Lactamase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action