Assessment of Flocked Swabs for the Identification of Group A Streptococcal Pharyngitis

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified July 2007 by Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Information provided by:
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Identifier:
First received: September 10, 2007
Last updated: NA
Last verified: July 2007
History: No changes posted
This is a study to to compare traditional fibre wound swabs to more recently developed flocked swabs for the identification of Group A streptococcal pharyngitis in children presenting to a children's emergency department.

Condition Intervention
Group A Streptococcus Pharyngitis
Device: Flocked swab

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic

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Further study details as provided by Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Identification of Group A streptococcus via culture of organism

Estimated Enrollment: 400
Study Start Date: September 2007
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2007

Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 18 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Need for a bacterial throat culture
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00527852

Contact: David M Goldfarb, MD, FRCPC 613-737-7600 ext 2651
Contact: Robert Slinger, MD, FRCPC 613-737-7600 ext 2651

Canada, Ontario
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Emergency Department Recruiting
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1H8L1
Contact: Ron K Tam, MD, FRCPC, FAAP    613-737-7600 ext 2318   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
Principal Investigator: David M Goldfarb, MD FRCPC Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Division of Infectious Disease
  More Information Identifier: NCT00527852     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 07/59X 
Study First Received: September 10, 2007
Last Updated: September 10, 2007
Health Authority: Canada: Ministry of Health & Long Term Care, Ontario

Keywords provided by Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario:
Flocked swab
Group A streptococcus

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
Pharyngeal Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Stomatognathic Diseases processed this record on May 25, 2016