Preoperative Nasal Swabs From Pediatric Patients

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified March 2008 by Hillel Yaffe Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : March 31, 2008
Last Update Posted : March 31, 2008
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Hillel Yaffe Medical Center

Brief Summary:
We intend to take a nasal swab from each pediatric pre-operative patient in our out-clinic with the intention of looking for a connection between positive operative incisions and a positive nasal swab. The patients will be in the out-patient clinic for a few hours, and will be examined post-operatively after one week. Those with positive nasal swabs will be advised to apply a nasal cream (Mupirocin)in their noses for one week. Our hypothesis is that there is a correlation between positive nasal swabs and positive incision infections.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Staphylococcal Infections Procedure: Nose swab

Study Type : Observational
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Double-Blind Prospective Study Concerning the Connection Between Positive Nasal Culture for Staphyloccoci in Pediatric Patients Undergoing Any Elective Surgery in the Out-Patient Clinic in the Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, Over a Period of One Year

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Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
All pre-operative pediatric patients in our outpatient clinic
Procedure: Nose swab

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 16 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
All pediatric patients attending our outpatient surgery clinic

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All pediatric patients attending outpatient surgery clinic

Exclusion Criteria:

  • All others

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00646919

Hillel Yaffe Medical Center Not yet recruiting
Hadera, Israel, 38100
Contact: Gershon Keren, MD    972-4-6304218   
Sub-Investigator: Zvi Steiner, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hillel Yaffe Medical Center Identifier: NCT00646919     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HY56/2007
First Posted: March 31, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 31, 2008
Last Verified: March 2008

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Staphylococcal Infections
Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections
Bacterial Infections