MRSA Colonization and Control in the Dallas County Jail
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00785200|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 5, 2008
Last Update Posted : June 12, 2013
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Skin Diseases, Infectious Soft Tissue Infections||Other: Chlorhexidine Other: Water||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||4194 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Double (Participant, Investigator)|
|Official Title:||MRSA Colonization and Control in the Dallas County Jail|
|Study Start Date :||January 2009|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||July 2009|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||February 2010|
Approximately 500 detainees housed in approximately 23 detention tanks will be enrolled and receive 2% chlorhexidine-soaked disposable wash cloths (Sage Products, Inc.) to clean their skin on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for 6 months. Newly arrived detainees in the tanks will be offered enrollment in the study on a biweekly schedule.
Chlorhexidine-soaked disposable cloths will be distributed each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to each enrolled detainee for a 6-month period.
Placebo Comparator: Water
Approximately 500 detainees in approximately 23 detention tanks will receive water-soaked wash cloths to clean their skin each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for a 6-month period. If detainees newly arrive to these study tanks, they will be offered enrollment on a biweekly schedule.
Water-soaked disposable wash cloths identical in appearance to the CHG cloths will be distributed to enrolled detainees on every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for a 6-month period.
No Intervention: Usual care
Approximately 500 detainees in approximately 23 detention tanks will be enrolled. These detainees will not receive any intervention. They will be followed for 6 months, and newly arrived detainees will be offered enrollment on a biweekly schedule.
- Average prevalence of MRSA hand or nasal colonization in study tanks (i.e., 24-60-person detention divisions) receiving CHG cloths vs. usual care [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
- Average incidence of skin and soft tissue infections requiring incision and drainage per tank in a 6 month period, comparing group of study tanks receiving CHG-soaked washcloths to those receiving usual care. [ Time Frame: 18 months ]
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00785200
|United States, Texas|
|The Dallas County Jail|
|Dallas, Texas, United States, 75390|
|Principal Investigator:||Robert S Daum, MD||University of Chicago|