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Microbiological Characterization and Nasal Carriage Rates of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) in Vancouver Downtown Eastside
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00247871
Verified September 2011 by University of British Columbia. Recruitment status was: Active, not recruiting
We plan to compare data from 300 nasal swab in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside taken in 2001 to data obtained in 2005. The nasal carriage rate of MRSA and the specific characteristic of each MRSA found will be analyzed. A limited amount of associated information will be obtained
Condition or disease
Nasal Colonization With MRSA Bacteria
MRSA samples will be characterized by pulse field gel electropheresis. An 9 item questionnaire will be administered.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Vancouver's Downtown Eastside
Patient had a microbiological sample submitted from the emergency department of the study hospital from 2001- 2005 which grew MRSA.