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Antimicrobial Susceptibility Patterns of N. Gonorrhea Isolates in an Era of Quinolone Resistance

This study has been completed.
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University of Florida Identifier:
First received: June 4, 2008
Last updated: March 6, 2012
Last verified: February 2009
To perform a laboratory sensitivity testing survey of antibiotic agents against Neisseria gonorrhea isolates from men with symptomatic urethritis seen at an STD clinic.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Antimicrobial Susceptibility Patterns of Neisseria Gonorrhea Isolates in an Era of Quinolone Resistance

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Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA
Urethral discharge for Neisseria gonorrheae culture

Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: June 2008
Study Completion Date: March 2010
Primary Completion Date: January 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

Until recently, the fluoroquinolones (ofloxacin, ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin) have been the first line oral agents for the empiric treatment of gonorrhea. The prevalence of quinolone resistant Neisseria gonorrheae (QRNG) has been rising since 2000. In 2006, the CDC updated its guidelines to include recommendations against the use of quinolones for treatment of Neisseria gonorrheae. Ceftriaxone (available only by intravenous or intramuscular route) was named as the first line treatment for urogenital and pharyngeal disease. Availability, in the United States, of the other two CDC recommended agents cefixime (oral) and spectinomycin (IM) has been nonexistent.

At this time, there is little data on the in-vitro (laboratory test) susceptibility of antibiotics against gonorrhea, particularly oral drugs. The purpose of this study is to collect specimens of gonorrhea in a non-invasive swab manner from men with symptomatic urethral discharges for laboratory sensitivity testing against a wide array of antibiotic agents.

Specific Aims:

To perform a laboratory sensitivity testing survey of antibiotic agents against Neisseria gonorrhea isolates from men with symptomatic urethritis seen at a Duval County STD clinic .


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Male patients seen in the Duval County Sexually Transmitted Diseases Clinic with smears positive for gram negative diplococci or unexplained pyuria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Men between the ages of 18 to 80 years old with suspected urethral gonorrhea by symptoms or gram stained smear

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients less than 18 years old or greater than 80 years old
  • Inability to give an informed consent
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00692822

United States, Florida
Boulevard Comprehensive Care Center
Jacksonville, Florida, United States, 32206
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Florida
Principal Investigator: Christina L Bailey, MD University of Florida
Principal Investigator: Nilmarie Guzman, MD University of Florida
  More Information

Responsible Party: University of Florida Identifier: NCT00692822     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H08011
Study First Received: June 4, 2008
Last Updated: March 6, 2012

Keywords provided by University of Florida:
Neisseria gonorrheae
Antimicrobial Susceptibility
Quinolone Resistance
Sexually transmitted diseases

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Disease Susceptibility
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes
Neisseriaceae Infections
Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections
Bacterial Infections
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Bacterial
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Genital Diseases, Male
Genital Diseases, Female
Anti-Infective Agents processed this record on May 25, 2017