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Evaluation of a Diagnostic Enteric Card for Management of Diarrhea

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00736567
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 18, 2008
Last Update Posted : October 28, 2014
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
PATH is a member of a consortium that is developing a Diagnostic Enterics Card (DEC) which will allow clinicians to diagnose a group of diarrheagenic pathogens linked to morbidity and mortality. The pathogens detected on DEC include Salmonella, Campylobacter jejuni, Shigella species, and Escherichia coli O157:H7. This study will evaluate the performance of the assays and the platform in clinical conditions with non-expert users. It will provide important data on the performance of DEC for at least one target pathogen, an understanding of the potential impact of different sample types on device performance, and human factors associated with instrument interface in the field.

Condition or disease

Study Design

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 436 participants
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Evaluation of a Diagnostic Enteric Card for Management of Diarrhea in a Clinical Site in Fortaleza, Brazil
Study Start Date : May 2008
Study Completion Date : May 2009

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MedlinePlus related topics: Diarrhea
U.S. FDA Resources

Groups and Cohorts

Outcome Measures

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA
Stool samples are retained for future research.

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients presenting with diahrreal symptom to out-patient care facilities in Fortaleza, Brazil.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Have 3 or greater liquid stools in the past 24 hours.
  • Provide written informed consent from at least one parent in the case of children under 18 years of age.
  • Provide written informed consent for those participants above 18 years of age.
  • Provide assent in the case of children 10 years of age or greater.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Previously enrolled in the study.
  • Parents are unwilling or unable to provide written informed consent.
  • Report using antibiotics in the last 30 days.
  • Adolescent (<18 years old) parent of a child already enrolled in the study.
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00736567

Hospital Infantil Albert Sabin
Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil
Sponsors and Collaborators
Universidade Federal do Ceara
University of Virginia
Micronics, Inc.
Washington University Early Recognition Center
More Information

Responsible Party: PATH
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00736567     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 07-0008
U01AI061187 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: August 18, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 28, 2014
Last Verified: September 2009

Keywords provided by PATH:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive
Signs and Symptoms