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Surveillance of Fungal Infections During Construction Activity

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00473252
First Posted: May 15, 2007
Last Update Posted: May 20, 2011
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Information provided by:
University Hospital Inselspital, Berne
  Purpose

Fungal infections in immunocompromised patients occuring during construction activities in hospitals have repeatedly been reported.

However, the question of a causal relation between construction activities and infections has never been addressed systematically and prospectively.

To answer this question, we will monitor our immunosuppressed patients' health status, as well as fine dust and aspergillus spore contents in the air during a three year construction activity period in our hospital.


Condition
Aspergillosis

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective

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Further study details as provided by University Hospital Inselspital, Berne:

Enrollment: 340
Study Start Date: May 2006
Study Completion Date: July 2009
Primary Completion Date: July 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
Hemodialysis patients
Renal transplant patients

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Prevalent hemodialysis patients and incident renal transplant recipients in the Department of Nephrology and Hypertension, University Hospital Bern, Switzerland
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Kidney transplantation
  • Chronic hemodialysis treatment
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00473252


Locations
Switzerland
Dept. Nephrology & Hypertension, Univ. Hospital Bern
Bern, Switzerland, 3010
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital Inselspital, Berne
Investigators
Study Director: Andreas Pasch, MD University of Bern
  More Information

Responsible Party: Andreas Pasch, Department of Nephrology and Hypertension, Inselspital, University Hospital Bern
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00473252     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BE003
First Submitted: May 14, 2007
First Posted: May 15, 2007
Last Update Posted: May 20, 2011
Last Verified: May 2011

Keywords provided by University Hospital Inselspital, Berne:
aspergillus infections
immunosuppression
kidney transplantation
hemodialysis
galactomannan test
fine dust
construction activity
airborne aspergillus spores

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Aspergillosis
Mycoses
Hyalohyphomycosis
Dermatomycoses
Lung Diseases, Fungal
Skin Diseases, Infectious
Skin Diseases