MESS-study MRSA Eradication Study Skåne (MESS)

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified May 2015 by Region Skane
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Region Skane Identifier:
First received: January 3, 2011
Last updated: May 25, 2015
Last verified: May 2015
The purpose of this study is to determine whether systemic antibiotic treatment with rifampicin and clindamycine or trimethoprim-sulfa in addition to topical treatment with mupirocin is more effective than only topical treatment to eradicate MRSA in throatcarriers

Condition Intervention
Throatcarriers of MRSA
Drug: Mupirocin
Drug: Rifampin+Clindamycine or Trimehoprimsulfa

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: MESS- MRSA Eradication Study Skåne. A Comparison Between Systemic Antibiotic Treatment in Combination With Topical Mupirocintreatment With Only Topical Mupiroicintreatment to Eradicate MRSA in Throat Carriers

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Further study details as provided by Region Skane:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Culture for MRSA [ Time Frame: after 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 69
Study Start Date: March 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Mupirocin
Topical treatment
Drug: Mupirocin
Topical in the nose 3 times daily for 5 days
Drug: Rifampin+Clindamycine or Trimehoprimsulfa
Rifampicin 10 mg/kgx1xVII Clindamycine 300 mgx3 Trimethoprimsulfa 400mg/80mg 2x2
Active Comparator: Rifampicin+Clindamycine or Trimethoprimsulfa
Rifampicin 10 mg/kgx1xVII Clindamycine 300 mgx3xVII Trimethoprimsulfa 400mg/80mg 2x2
Drug: Rifampin+Clindamycine or Trimehoprimsulfa
Rifampicin 10 mg/kgx1xVII Clindamycine 300 mgx3 Trimethoprimsulfa 400mg/80mg 2x2


Ages Eligible for Study:   5 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

Colonized with MRSA in the throat Older than 5 years MRSA-bacteria sensitive for Rifampicin and Clindamycine or Trimethoprimsulfa -

Exclusion Criteria:

Allergy to the studymedication Healthcareworkers Pregnancy Active infection with MRSA Immunosuppression Treatment with other antibiotic during the studyperiod

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01269541

Contact: Eva Melander, MD Phd +4640-33 74 86
Contact: Anna-Karin Larsson, MD +464062950

Helsingborg hospital Completed
Helsingborg, Skåne, Sweden
Kristianstad hospital Completed
Kristianstad, Skåne, Sweden
Infectious department SUS Lund Completed
Lund, Skåne, Sweden
SUS Malmö Recruiting
Malmö, Skåne, Sweden
Contact: Anna Nilsson, MD PhD   
Principal Investigator: Anna Nilsson, MD, PhD         
Karolinska university hospital Completed
Stockholm, Sweden
Örebro university hospital Completed
Örebro, Sweden
Sponsors and Collaborators
Region Skane
Principal Investigator: Eva Melander, MD PHD Labmedicin Skåne Malmö
  More Information

Responsible Party: Region Skane Identifier: NCT01269541     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MRSA-2010  2010-019727-55 
Study First Received: January 3, 2011
Last Updated: May 25, 2015
Health Authority: sweden: Läkemedelsverket (Medical products agency)

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Trimethoprim, Sulfamethoxazole Drug Combination
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Anti-Infective Agents, Urinary
Antiparasitic Agents
Antiprotozoal Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Protein Synthesis Inhibitors
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