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Staphylococcus Aureus Skin and Soft Tissue Infections

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified March 2012 by Medical Corps, Israel Defense Force.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Medical Corps, Israel Defense Force Identifier:
First received: June 28, 2011
Last updated: March 22, 2012
Last verified: March 2012

The purpose of this study is to evaluate strategies to prevent Staphylococcus aureus skin and soft tissue infections in soldiers during infantry training.

This study will be conducted on three different bases among groups of male recruits to IDF training base. They will provide nasal swabs to detect Staphylococcus aureus carriage in two time points: 1. before mixing and training in confined settings, reflecting carriage acquired before entering 2. After 14-30 days. All soldiers will be under surveillance for skin infection until the end of the training program.

Staphylococcus Aureus

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Evaluating Strategies to Prevent Staphylococcus Aureus Skin and Soft Tissue Infections in Soldiers During Infantry Training

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Further study details as provided by Medical Corps, Israel Defense Force:

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA
nasal swabs to detect Staphylococcus aureus skin infection to detect Staphylococcus aureus

Estimated Enrollment: 1050
Study Start Date: July 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2013
company A-Training Base No.1
company A-Training Base No.2
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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 25 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
the population of the study will be selected from infantry training bases in the IDF

Inclusion Criteria:

  • new recruit for a combat training unit
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01385514

Contact: Michael Hartal, MD +972-3-7374137

Israeli Defense Forces Recruiting
Tel aviv, Israel
Sponsors and Collaborators
Medical Corps, Israel Defense Force
Principal Investigator: Michael Hartal, MD International Diabetes Federation
  More Information

Responsible Party: Medical Corps, Israel Defense Force Identifier: NCT01385514     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1042-2011
Study First Received: June 28, 2011
Last Updated: March 22, 2012

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Soft Tissue Infections
Infection processed this record on May 25, 2017