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Epidemiology of Fluoroquinolone Resistance in Human Commensal Flora in Patients Hospitalised in Medical Wards

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00520715
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 24, 2007
Last Update Posted : June 23, 2015
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
Emergence of bacterial resistance to antibiotics, which is a major public health issue, appears to involve predominantly commensal flora. No data exists concerning risk factors for the carriage of fluoroquinolone resistant bacteria in the flora of hospitalised patients. We will conduct a prospective open study including all unselected patients hospitalised in medical wards of one hospital. Nasal, pharyngeal and rectal swabs will be performed upon admission as well as a review of potential risk factors, after patient's information and acceptance. Resistance testing aiming 3 pathogens (Staphylococcus, Streptococcus and E. coli) will be performed on all specimens, and a case control study will compare risk factors from the resistant and non-resistant groups, for each pathogen. A thousand patients should be included in a year's time. This work could help understand risk factors involved in the carriage of fluoroquinolone resistant pathogens, potentially responsible for invasive infections and inter-patient transmission of resistance. Limiting bacterial resistance and transmission is a goal that can be successfully undertaken only if resistance mechanisms, but also risk factors of acquiring resistant bacteria are better understood.

Condition or disease
Colonization Multi Drug Resistant Bacteria Hospitalized Patients

Study Design

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 640 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Epidemiology and Risk Factors Study of the Carriage of Fluoroquinolone Resistant Bacteria in the Commensal Flora of Patients Hospitalised in Medical Wards
Study Start Date : June 2007
Primary Completion Date : November 2007
Study Completion Date : December 2007
Groups and Cohorts

Patients at hospital admission
Patients at hospital admission in medical wards on our tertiray care hospital (Hôpital Beaujon, Clichy, France).

Outcome Measures

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
adults patients at hospital admission hospital stay >24 hours informed consent required

Inclusion Criteria:

  • all adult patients admitted to the internal medicine, oncology, cardiology and geriatric unit of Beaujon Hospital, Clichy, France.
  • patient agreement

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age < 18
  • patient refusal or incapable
Contacts and Locations

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Hôpital Beaujon
Clichy, Ile de France, France, 92110
Sponsors and Collaborators
Association Pour le Recherche en Infectiologie et en Médecine Interne
Pr Bruno Fantin
Principal Investigator: Victoire de Lastours, MD
More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Dr Victoire de Lastours, MD, Association Pour le Recherche en Infectiologie et en Médecine Interne
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00520715     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: FQ/EPI
First Posted: August 24, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 23, 2015
Last Verified: June 2015

Keywords provided by Dr Victoire de Lastours, Association Pour le Recherche en Infectiologie et en Médecine Interne:
fluoroquinolone resistance
commensal flora

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Nucleic Acid Synthesis Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action