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Microbiological Characterization and Nasal Carriage Rates of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) in Vancouver Downtown Eastside

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 2011 by University of British Columbia.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of British Columbia Identifier:
First received: October 31, 2005
Last updated: September 28, 2011
Last verified: September 2011
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

Nasal Colonization With MRSA Bacteria

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: The Prevalence of Panton Valentine Leukocidin, Exfoliative Toxin and Agr Genotypes in Staphylococcus Aureus Nasal Colonization in Vancouver's Eastside Community

Further study details as provided by University of British Columbia:

Estimated Enrollment: 600
Study Start Date: October 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2012
Detailed Description:
MRSA samples will be characterized by pulse field gel electropheresis. An 9 item questionnaire will be administered.

Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Vancouver's Downtown Eastside

Inclusion Criteria:

Patient had a microbiological sample submitted from the emergency department of the study hospital from 2001- 2005 which grew MRSA.

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00247871

Canada, British Columbia
Vancouver General Hospital
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of British Columbia
Principal Investigator: Steve Reynolds, MD University of British Columbia
  More Information

Responsible Party: University of British Columbia Identifier: NCT00247871     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: C05-0193
Study First Received: October 31, 2005
Last Updated: September 28, 2011

Keywords provided by University of British Columbia:
MRSA, USA300, CMRSA-10, CMRSA-6, soft tissue abscesses processed this record on June 23, 2017