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

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 11, 2007
Last Update Posted : April 18, 2018
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Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario

Brief Summary:
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 or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Streptococcal Infection Pharyngitis Device: Flocked swab Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 350 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Study Start Date : September 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2007
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2007

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MedlinePlus related topics: Sore Throat

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

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Need for a bacterial throat culture

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00527852

Canada, Ontario
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Emergency Department
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1H8L1
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

Responsible Party: David Goldfarb, University of Ottawa Identifier: NCT00527852     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 07/59X
First Posted: September 11, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 18, 2018
Last Verified: July 2007

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

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Streptococcal Infections
Pharyngeal Diseases
Stomatognathic Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections
Bacterial Infections