Hospital-based Surveillance to Collect Prospective Data to Estimate the Disease Burden of Severe RV GE in Sweden

This study has been completed.
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GlaxoSmithKline Identifier:
First received: June 20, 2007
Last updated: January 27, 2011
Last verified: January 2011
This study aims to estimate the burden of RV GE. The study will focus on children hospitalized for severe RV GE, Children acquiring RV GE in the hospital and the household contacts of children hospitalized with RV GE. It is expected to enrol 500-600 subjects in the study. The Protocol Posting has been updated in order to comply with the FDA Amendment Act, Sep 2007.

Condition Intervention
Rotavirus Gastroenteritis
Infections, Rotavirus
Procedure: Blood sample collection

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: A Hospital-based Surveillance to Collect Prospective Data to Estimate the Disease Burden of Severe RV GE, Its Complications and Diversity of Co-circulating Rotavirus Strains in Children < 5 Years of Age in Sweden

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Further study details as provided by GlaxoSmithKline:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To estimate the incidence of severe rotavirus gastroenteritis (RV GE) and its associated complications in children < 5 years of age. [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To determine the gender, age of onset, severity of symptoms and underlying medical conditions in community and nosocomially acquired rotavirus infections [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • To check the incidence of RV antigenemia and viremia associated with severe RV GE and relate this to clinical symptoms and rate of complications in population under surveillance. [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • To estimate the incidence of liver involvement associated with RV GE and relate this to clinical symptoms in the population under surveillance. [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • To explore the possible role of anti-secretory factor in children with RV GE and relate this to clinical symptoms and rate of complications under surveillance. [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • To genotype the isolated rotavirus strains and evaluate a possible correlation to evolved antigenemia, liver involvement and complications in both nosocomially and community-acquired cases with infection of different strain [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Stool sample, Blood sample

Enrollment: 642
Study Start Date: October 2007
Study Completion Date: October 2008
Primary Completion Date: October 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Group A
Children hospitalised with community-acquired severe RV GE and children acquiring nosocomial severe RV GE.
Procedure: Blood sample collection


Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 5 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Children < 5 years of age in Sweden

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Written informed consent obtained from parent or guardian
  • A male/ female child aged less than 5 years. On the day of fifth birthday the subject is not eligible for participation
  • Hospitalised for acute GE
  • Developed symptoms of acute GE 72 hours after hospitalisation
  • Stool sample should be positive for the presence of rotavirus, which will be detected either by Vikia test or by ELISA

Inclusion criteria for household members:

  • Family members including care-takers and sibling staying in the same house and who spend most of the nights (50%) with the sick child.
  • Written permission from care-takers or siblings or their parents.

Exclusion Criteria:

- All children in the neonatal wards.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00489567

Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: GSK Clinical Trials GlaxoSmithKline
  More Information

Responsible Party: E.D. Derilus; Clinical Disclosure Advisor, GSK Clinical Disclosure Identifier: NCT00489567     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 109551 
Study First Received: June 20, 2007
Last Updated: January 27, 2011
Health Authority: Sweden: Regional Ethical Review Board

Keywords provided by GlaxoSmithKline:
Rotavirus gastroenteritis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Rotavirus Infections
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
RNA Virus Infections
Reoviridae Infections
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