Ultrasound Diagnosis of Antibiotic Associated Diarrhea
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00658151
Verified April 2008 by Shaare Zedek Medical Center. Recruitment status was: Not yet recruiting
The hypothesis is that there are unique sonographic characteristics of antibiotic-associated diarrhea. We will compare the ultrasound findings in patients who received antibiotics and developed diarrhea to toxin analysis for clostridium difficile in stool in order to find differences in the sonographic findings in the positive and negative cases.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Patients in internal and geriatrics departments who developed diarrhea in a period of 72 hours since the beginning of admission and received antibiotics.
admitted patients who developed diarrhea in 72 hours since the beginning of admission
patients age above 18 years.
patients received antibiotics during admission
other reasons of diarrhea
drugs induced diarrhea
length of time since the beginning of diarrhea is shorter than 72 hours.
patients had diarrhea during the first day of admission