Wind Instruments' Fungal Contamination

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 8, 2011
Last Update Posted : December 9, 2011
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Flora METZGER, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Besancon

Brief Summary:
On the basis of 2 cases of immunologically-induced lung disease in 2 saxophonists, the investigators supposed that wind reed instruments could be contaminated with molds. The investigators led a study on 40 musicians playing a wind reed instrument to analyze instruments' fungal contamination and its immunological and clinical consequences for musicians.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Immunologically-induced Lung Disease Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis Biological: blood sample Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Study of Wind Reed Instruments' Fungal Contamination and Its Immunological and Clinical Consequences for Musicians.
Study Start Date : May 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2007
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2007

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MedlinePlus related topics: Gas Molds

Intervention Details:
  • Biological: blood sample
    blood sample in each musician to search for specific antibodies against molds isolated from instruments

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • must be 18 year old or more
  • must play a wind reed instrument (saxophone, clarinet, bassoon or oboe) one hour per week or more

Exclusion Criteria:

  • refuse to sign consent

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01487850

Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Saint Jacques
Besancon, Franche Comté, France, 25000
Sponsors and Collaborators
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Besancon

Publications of Results:
Responsible Party: Flora METZGER, Medical Doctor, Lung specialist, Principal Investigator, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Besancon Identifier: NCT01487850     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: P/2007/55
First Posted: December 8, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 9, 2011
Last Verified: December 2011

Keywords provided by Flora METZGER, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Besancon:
wind instruments
hypersensitivity pneumonitis
fungal contamination of wind instruments
specific antibodies against molds in musicians' sera

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Diseases
Alveolitis, Extrinsic Allergic
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Lung Diseases, Interstitial
Respiratory Hypersensitivity
Hypersensitivity, Immediate