Characteristics and Outcomes of Intensive Care Unit Patients Admitted With Novel H1N1 Influenza or Seasonal Influenza
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The purpose of this research study is to collect information on problems that patients with the novel H1N1 influenza and/or the seasonal influenza experience. Novel H1N1 flu is also called the swine flu. Seasonal influenza is also called the regular flu. The purpose of this study is to collect information from patients who are infected with either the novel H1N1 or the seasonal flu and to determine what makes patients critically ill with these infections. The goal is to develop a registry that will aid investigators in determining specific markers that lead to development of severe illness in these infections.
Condition or disease
H1N1 InfluenzaSeasonal Influenza
Patients admitted to the medical intensive care unit with either novel H1N1 infection or seasonal influenza infection may be eligible for participation.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
12 Years and older (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Patients admitted to the medical intensive care unit at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia.
Patients admitted to the medical intensive care unit with a diagnosis of novel H1N1 influenza infection or with a diagnosis of seasonal influenza infection.