Routine Bile Collection for Microbiological Analysis During Cholangiography (ERCP)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01003782|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 29, 2009
Last Update Posted : October 29, 2009
Background: Antibiotic treatment of cholangitis often remains insufficient due to inappropriate antibiotic use or bacterial resistance.
Objective: To evaluate the role of routine bile collection during endoscopic retrograde cholangiography (ERC) or percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography (PTC) for microbiological analysis in the antibiotic management of cholangitis and to identify risk factors of microbial growth.
Design: Prospective, observational, diagnostic study.
Setting: Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany. Patients and Interventions: Consecutive patients undergoing ERC/PTC for biliary complications after orthotopic liver transplantation , malignancy, primary sclerosing cholangitis, benign strictures and choledocholithiasis.
Main outcome measurements: Microbiological examination of bile samples
|Condition or disease|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Official Title:||Routine Bile Collection for Microbiological Analysis During Cholangiography and Its Impact on Management of Cholangitis: Results of a Prospective Study|
|Study Start Date :||January 2008|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||February 2009|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||February 2009|
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|Hannover Medical school|
|Hannover, Germany, 30625|