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

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 Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00527852
First Posted: September 11, 2007
Last Update Posted: September 11, 2007
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Information provided by:
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
  Purpose
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: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single (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
  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Need for a bacterial throat culture
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00527852


Contacts
Contact: David M Goldfarb, MD, FRCPC 613-737-7600 ext 2651 dgoldfarb@cheo.on.ca
Contact: Robert Slinger, MD, FRCPC 613-737-7600 ext 2651 slinger@cheo.on.ca

Locations
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    rtam@cheo.on.ca   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
Investigators
Principal Investigator: David M Goldfarb, MD FRCPC Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Division of Infectious Disease
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00527852     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 07/59X
First Submitted: September 10, 2007
First Posted: September 11, 2007
Last Update Posted: September 11, 2007
Last Verified: July 2007

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

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pharyngitis
Pharyngeal Diseases
Stomatognathic Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases