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Epidemiologic Study Evaluating Infections in Elderly Patients

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00900952
First Posted: May 13, 2009
Last Update Posted: October 9, 2009
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Information provided by:
Wyeth is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Pfizer
  Purpose
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
Infection 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
1
Infected elderly patients
Other: Clinical record review

  Eligibility

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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
Criteria

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
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00900952


Locations
Spain
Mataró, Barcelona, Spain, 08304
Sponsors and Collaborators
Wyeth is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Pfizer
Investigators
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
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00900952     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 3074X1-4489
First Submitted: May 7, 2009
First Posted: May 13, 2009
Last Update Posted: October 9, 2009
Last Verified: October 2009

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Infection
Communicable Diseases