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Epidemiologic Study Evaluating Infections in Elderly Patients

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Wyeth is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Pfizer Identifier:
First received: May 7, 2009
Last updated: October 8, 2009
Last verified: October 2009
The purpose of this observational study is to assess the prevalence and demographic and clinical characteristics of infections in elderly people admitted to Internal Medicine wards in Spain, as well as the etiology and resistance pattern for the main causal agents, and outcome.

Condition Intervention
Other: Clinical record review

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Epidemiologic Study of Infections in Elderly Patients

Further study details as provided by Wyeth is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Pfizer:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Prevalence of each kind of infection will be measured from a descriptive point of view, using relative and absolute frequencies. [ Time Frame: 5 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Study the etiology and resistance pattern for the main causal agents. [ Time Frame: 5 months ]
  • Describe the demographic features, co-morbidities, concomitant treatment and outcome of patients. [ Time Frame: 5 months ]

Enrollment: 240
Study Start Date: March 2009
Study Completion Date: June 2009
Primary Completion Date: June 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Infected elderly patients
Other: Clinical record review


Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Infected elderly patients treated at Internal Medicine wards in Spanish hospitals

Inclusion criteria:

  • Patients > 65 years of age that are hospitalized in an Internal Medicine ward and have an active infection (skin and soft tissue, intra-abdominal, or respiratory infections) from the community that needs antibiotic treatment
  • Patients must have at least one sample processed for microbiological diagnosis

Exclusion criteria:

  • COPD exacerbation
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Hospital acquired infections
  • Other infections not in inclusion criteria
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00900952

Mataró, Barcelona, Spain, 08304
Sponsors and Collaborators
Wyeth is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Pfizer
Study Director: Medical Monitor Wyeth is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Pfizer
  More Information

Responsible Party: Wyeth (Registry Contact: Clinical Trial Registry Specialist), Wyeth Identifier: NCT00900952     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 3074X1-4489
Study First Received: May 7, 2009
Last Updated: October 8, 2009

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Communicable Diseases processed this record on May 25, 2017