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Improved Diagnosis of Peritoneal Dialysis Peritonitis by Calorimetry

This study has been terminated.
(The study was stopped march 2009 due to recruitment problems.)
Information provided by:
University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland Identifier:
First received: December 3, 2008
Last updated: June 10, 2011
Last verified: June 2011
The purpose of this study is to analyze whether calorimetry compared to conventional methods (i.e.blood culture systems)is superior to diagnose peritoneal dialysis related peritonitis.

Peritoneal Dialysis-associated Peritonitis

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Improved Diagnosis of Peritoneal Dialysis Peritonitis by Calorimetry

Further study details as provided by University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • First (primary endpoint), we predict an earlier pathogen detection by calorimetry (<6 hours versus >24 hours) [ Time Frame: two years ]

Enrollment: 8
Study Start Date: August 2008
Study Completion Date: March 2009
Primary Completion Date: March 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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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 on peritoneal dialysis

Inclusion Criteria:

  • all patients on peritoneal dialysis

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00801775

Universitätsspital Basel
Basel, Switzerland, 4031
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
Principal Investigator: Michael Mayr, MD University Hospital Basel, Transplantation Immunology and Nephrology
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Responsible Party: Michael Mayr, MD, University Hospital Basel Identifier: NCT00801775     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Mayr-PD-01
Study First Received: December 3, 2008
Last Updated: June 10, 2011

Keywords provided by University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Intraabdominal Infections
Peritoneal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases processed this record on May 25, 2017