Urinary Catheter Exchange on Admission of Septic Elderly With Permanent Catheter Before Initiation of Antibiotics
Recruitment status was: Not yet recruiting
In the era of emerging antibiotics resistant microbiology, we look for better outcome in the treatment of infections in the elderly.
We look for guidelines to manage an elderly who has a permanent urinary catheter, admitting to E.R. with Fever/Sepsis.
We assume that exchanging the permanent urinary catheter prior to the Urine Culture sample as well as for initiating antibiotic treatment will improve the outcome of the patients.It could help the day-to-day fight for the proper antibiotics treatment to avoid resistance.
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|Study Design:||Observational Model: Defined Population
Observational Model: Natural History
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Time Perspective: Prospective
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00503282
|Principal Investigator:||Ron Ben - Itzhak||HEBREW UNIVERSITY, JERUSALEM|