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Urinary Catheter Exchange on Admission of Septic Elderly With Permanent Catheter Before Initiation of Antibiotics

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 July 2007 by Shaare Zedek Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: July 18, 2007
Last Update Posted: July 18, 2007
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Information provided by:
Shaare Zedek Medical Center

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.

Fever Heart Rate Blood Pressure C-Reactive Protein Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Defined Population
Observational Model: Natural History
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Time Perspective: Prospective

Further study details as provided by Shaare Zedek Medical Center:

Study Start Date: October 2007
Estimated Study Completion Date: October 2007

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Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years to 95 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • >65 years
  • Permanent Urinary Catheter
  • FEVER or Septic State

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Supra-Pubic Aspiration Catheters
  • Septic Shock
  • I.V. Antibiotics Initiated before admission
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00503282

Contact: Ron Ben - Itzhak, M.D. 972-544500187 ronbenitzhak@yahoo.com

Sponsors and Collaborators
Shaare Zedek Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Ron Ben - Itzhak HEBREW UNIVERSITY, JERUSALEM
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00503282     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: uc.ctil
First Submitted: July 17, 2007
First Posted: July 18, 2007
Last Update Posted: July 18, 2007
Last Verified: July 2007