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Surveillance of Fungal Infections During Construction Activity

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
University Hospital Inselspital, Berne Identifier:
First received: May 14, 2007
Last updated: May 19, 2011
Last verified: May 2011

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.


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)
Hemodialysis patients
Renal transplant patients


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Kidney transplantation
  • Chronic hemodialysis treatment
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00473252

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

Responsible Party: Andreas Pasch, Department of Nephrology and Hypertension, Inselspital, University Hospital Bern Identifier: NCT00473252     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BE003
Study First Received: May 14, 2007
Last Updated: May 19, 2011

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

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Skin Diseases, Infectious
Skin Diseases processed this record on September 21, 2017