Improved Use of Antibiotic Guidelines in Hospital Environment

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 8, 2007
Last Update Posted : December 20, 2010
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Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine if the use of antibiotic guidelines and thus antibiotics can be improved through a description of possible barriers leading to tailored interventions.

Condition or disease
Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 823 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Improved Use of Antibiotic Guidelines in in Hospital Environment: Research on an Implementation Model and the Role of the Hospital Pharmacist.
Study Start Date : October 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2010

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients admitted to the hospital with a diagnosis of community-acquired pneumonia or community-acquired pyelonephritis

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosed community-acquired pneumonia (CAP)
  • Diagnosed community-acquired pyelonephritis

Exclusion Criteria:

  • CAP: hospital-acquired pneumonia; patients transferred from other hospital; death within 24h, aspiration pneumonia, immunocompromised status, palliative status, admission due to social reasons
  • Pyelonephritis: urinary tract with functional or physical abnormalities, urinary catheterisation, pregnancy, (immunocompromised status, palliative status, admission due to social reasons and history of renal transplant.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00512772

Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg
Genk, Belgium, 3600
Universitair Ziekenhuis Gasthuisberg
Leuven, Belgium, 3000
Sponsors and Collaborators
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Principal Investigator: Pieter-Jan Cortoos, PharmD Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Study Director: Gert Laekeman, PhD Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Responsible Party: Pieter-Jan Cortoos, PharmD, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Identifier: NCT00512772     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: B32220072383
First Posted: August 8, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 20, 2010
Last Verified: July 2010

Keywords provided by Katholieke Universiteit Leuven:
Time series

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents