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Clinical Characteristics and Outcomes in Patients Diagnosed With Novel Influenza A (H1N1)

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified December 2015 by University of Pittsburgh
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First received: December 2, 2009
Last updated: December 16, 2015
Last verified: December 2015
This is study where medical record information will be collected as well as collection of excess biological samples.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Clinical Characteristics and Outcomes in Patients Diagnosed With Novel Influenza A (H1N1)

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Further study details as provided by University of Pittsburgh:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To describe the clinical characteristic and outcomes of the patients admitted to UPMC Presbyterian campus with infection due to novel influenza A (H1N1). [ Time Frame: 5 year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To identify risk factors for admission to the ICU and mortality [ Time Frame: 5 years ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA
All the biologic samples and data will be under the control of the principal investigator . To protect confidentiality, all personal identifiers will be removed and replaced with a specific code number. The information linking these code numbers to the corresponding subjects' identities will be kept in a separate, secure location. The investigators will keep the samples and data indefinitely. All samples will be stored in the principal investigators laboratory in Scaife Hall, Room 835.

Estimated Enrollment: 600
Study Start Date: October 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
patients with H1N1
patients who are clinical found to be positive for H1N1 will be enrolled

Detailed Description:

Patients diagnosed with H1N1 will be asked to consent and allow us to collect the following:

From the medical record the research staff will review and record the results of the test/procedures (x-rays, CT-scans, EKG (electrocardiogram), etc.) that are part of the subjects clinical care and the results will become part of the research record. We will also collect and record vitals signs, including temperature, blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate and record the list of medications the subject is taking. We will also collect information on demographics (address, phone number, etc.) including gender, race and ethnicity, review and record past medical history and any non medical procedures that the subject may have had within the past two months. This information will be collected by the research coordinator from the medical record.

The clinical physician ordered a nasopharyngeal swab or obtained bronchoalveolar lavage fluid to diagnose novel Influenza A (H1N1). We will collect this swab or fluid after the diagnosis has been made, to evaluate the genetic material of the virus. This swab or fluid is normally discarded once the diagnosis is made.

collection of data will be done by the research staff and should not take any longer than 15-20 minutes. The clinical samples that would have been discarded will be collected by the research staff from microbiology and pathology and delivered to the research lab in Scaife.

The investigators will do a 6 month follow up phone call to check the health status of the participant. This will be done by the research coordinator and take no more than 5-10 minutes of the subject's time.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
patients diagnosed clinically with H1N1

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients diagnosed with H1N1

Exclusion Criteria:

  • does not meet entry criteria
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01024673

Contact: Fernanda Silveira, MD 412-648-6401
Contact: Diana Lynn Pakstis, RN, BSN 412-648-6553

United States, Pennsylvania
UPMC Recruiting
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15213
Contact: Fernanda Silveira, MD    412-648-6401   
Contact: Diana Lynn Pakstis, RN, BSN    412-648-6553   
Principal Investigator: Fernanda Silveira, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Pittsburgh
Principal Investigator: Fernanda Silveira, MD UPMC
  More Information

Responsible Party: University of Pittsburgh Identifier: NCT01024673     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IRB#: PRO09090326
Study First Received: December 2, 2009
Last Updated: December 16, 2015

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Influenza, Human
Orthomyxoviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Respiratory Tract Diseases processed this record on April 28, 2017