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Does Implementing a Urinanylsis Protocol Based on Symptoms Decrease Length of Stay in the Emergency Department?

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
(lack of funding)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
David Schriger, University of California, Los Angeles Identifier:
First received: December 20, 2007
Last updated: May 12, 2016
Last verified: May 2016
The implementation of nursing urinanlysis protocols based off of symptoms of urinary infections will significantly decrease the length of a patient's stay in the Emergency Department.

Condition Intervention
Urinary Tract Infections
Other: Urinanlysis

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Official Title: A Randomized Controlled Trial Showing the Effect of Patient Lenght of Stay in the Emergency Department Through Utilizing a Urinalysis Nursing Protocol.

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Further study details as provided by University of California, Los Angeles:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Length of Stay in the Emergency Department [ Time Frame: 1 hour ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Physician decision making on ordering urinalysis based off of chief complaints [ Time Frame: 1 hour ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 0
Study Start Date: February 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: February 2009
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
Recieves urinalysis by nurse per set protocol based off of inclusion criteria
Other: Urinanlysis
sending a Urine sample to the laboratory for processing
Other Name: UA
No Intervention: 2
ordering of test will be up to the treating physician


Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years to 65 Years   (Child, Adult)
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients between 16 and 65 years of age complaining of any of the following: dysuria, hematuria, urinary frequency, urinary urgency

Exclusion Criteria:

  • any person less than 16 or greater than 65 years of age, history of kidney disease or transplant, foley catherization within the last 30 days, on immuno-suppresent and/or receiving chemotherapy
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00583648

United States, California
University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90095
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, Los Angeles
Principal Investigator: Andrew W Seefeld, M.D. University of California, Los Angeles
  More Information

Responsible Party: David Schriger, Principal Investigator, University of California, Los Angeles Identifier: NCT00583648     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UCLA-urineprotocol  UCLA-12345 
Study First Received: December 20, 2007
Last Updated: May 12, 2016
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of California, Los Angeles:
urinary tract infections
urine protocols
urinalysis protocols
nursing protocols
Emergency Department

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Urinary Tract Infections
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes
Urologic Diseases processed this record on October 21, 2016