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Microbiological Keratitis in a Countryside City of Brazil

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00949468
First Posted: July 30, 2009
Last Update Posted: July 30, 2009
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Collaborator:
Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico
Information provided by:
Sao Jose do Rio Preto Medical School
  Purpose
The purpose of this study is to identify the predisposing factors, epidemiological features and clinical and microbiological diagnosis of infectious keratitis in two public referral centers of ophthalmology in a countryside city of Brazil.

Condition
Keratitis

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Epidemiologic Characteristics, Predisposing Factors and Microbiological Profile of Infectious Corneal Ulcers in Two Referral Centers in a Countryside City of Brazil

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Further study details as provided by Sao Jose do Rio Preto Medical School:

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Corneal scrapes

Enrollment: 74
Study Start Date: June 2008
Study Completion Date: July 2009
Primary Completion Date: June 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
Keratitis group
37 patients with keratitis
Control Study Group
37 control volunteers

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
37 patients admitted in two referral ophthalmology centers in a countryside city of Brazil. 37 volunteers were used as a control group.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All patients admitted with clinical suspicious of keratitis from June 2008 to June 2009 (Keratitis group)
  • 37 volunteers without any ophthalmologic claim, recruited in the two ophthalmology centers listed (Control study group)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • In the Control Study Group, no infectious ocular disease was accepted
  Contacts and Locations
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Locations
Brazil
Sao Jose do Rio Preto University
Sao Jose do Rio Preto, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 15090000
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sao Jose do Rio Preto Medical School
Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Thiago Lo Genaro, Academic Sao Jose do Rio Preto Medical School
  More Information

Responsible Party: Thiago Lopes Genaro, Sao Jose do Rio Preto University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00949468     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Opht2009
First Submitted: July 29, 2009
First Posted: July 30, 2009
Last Update Posted: July 30, 2009
Last Verified: July 2009

Keywords provided by Sao Jose do Rio Preto Medical School:
Keratitis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Keratitis
Corneal Diseases
Eye Diseases