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Lebanese Interhospital Pneumococcal Surveillance Program (LIPSP)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified January 2013 by American University of Beirut Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dr. Ghassan Dbaibo, American University of Beirut Medical Center Identifier:
First received: May 8, 2009
Last updated: January 31, 2013
Last verified: January 2013
Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus) is a bacterium that causes severe infections in children and adults such as meningitis, pneumonia, and blood stream infection. There are many types of these bacteria defined by the type of sugar coat that they have. These are classified as serotypes. There are common serotypes that cause severe disease and are preventable by vaccination of children. Other less common types are more difficult to prevent. The investigators aim to determine the serotypes that cause invasive pneumococcal disease in Lebanon and to study their sensitivity to different antibiotics. The investigators will collect bacterial isolates from different hospitals in Lebanon isolated from the blood or spinal fluid of patients with invasive pneumococcal disease. This information will help the investigators determine the usefulness of available pneumococcal vaccines in preventing these infections. The data will be distributed to all primary care physicians treating children in Lebanon and will be shared with the Ministry of Health.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Lebanese Interhospital Pneumococcal Surveillance Program (LIPSP)

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Further study details as provided by American University of Beirut Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Serotype prevalence of S. pneumoniae in invasive pneumococcal disease [ Time Frame: yearly ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Determine the antibiotic sensitivity of S. pneumoniae and the association with specific serotypes [ Time Frame: yearly ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Bacterial isolates

Estimated Enrollment: 300
Study Start Date: October 2004
Estimated Study Completion Date: October 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: October 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
patients with invasive pneumococcal disease with positive culture of S. pneumoniae from a normally sterile site (blood, CSF, etc.)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Samples included in the study are those that are:

    • culture proven
    • invasive pneumococcal infections
    • in patients of all ages admitted to different hospitals all over Lebanon
  • Acceptable samples include:

    • positive isolates from blood
    • cerebrospinal fluid
    • other normally sterile body sites such as empyema fluid, abscesses, joint fluid, middle ear fluid obtained by tympanocentesis in the operating room, and lung needle aspiration

Exclusion Criteria:

  • non S. pneumoniae isolates
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00901602

Contact: Ghassan S Dbaibo, M.D. +961-1-749235 ext 5440
Contact: Carelle Tabet, RN +961-3-860129

American University of Beirut Recruiting
Beirut, Lebanon, 113-6044
Contact: Ghassan S Dbaibo, M.D.    +961-1-749235   
Contact: Carelle Tabet, R.N.    +961-3-860129   
Principal Investigator: Ghassan S Dbaibo, M.D.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
American University of Beirut Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Ghassan S Dbaibo, M.D. American University of Beirut Medical Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Dr. Ghassan Dbaibo, Professor, American University of Beirut Medical Center Identifier: NCT00901602     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PNEUMOSurv1LIPSP
Study First Received: May 8, 2009
Last Updated: January 31, 2013

Keywords provided by American University of Beirut Medical Center:
streptococcus pneumoniae

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome
Pathologic Processes
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Bacterial Infections processed this record on May 25, 2017