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Endophthalmitis Cultures (PROSPER)

This study has been terminated.
(poor enrollment)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Stephen J. Kim, MD, Vanderbilt University Identifier:
First received: December 19, 2011
Last updated: February 20, 2017
Last verified: February 2017

The intent of this surveillance study will be to obtain written permission from patients with bacterial endophthalmitis in order to compare sterilization rates of their cultured bacterial isolates to standard therapy (vancomycin and ceftazidime) versus combination therapy with vancomycin, ceftazidime, and moxifloxacin.

Research hypothesis:

  1. Cultured bacterial isolates will demonstrate faster in vitro sterilization rates with combination treatment (vancomycin, ceftazidime, and moxifloxacin) compared to "standard therapy" with vancomycin and ceftazidime.
  2. Longitudinal analysis of resistance patterns of cultured isolates will show increasing rates of multi-antibiotic resistance.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Prospective Surveillance of Patients With Endophthalmitis for Multi-antibiotic Resistance (PROSPER) Study

Further study details as provided by Stephen J. Kim, MD, Vanderbilt University:

Enrollment: 3
Study Start Date: October 2011
Study Completion Date: April 2016
Primary Completion Date: April 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Endophthalmitis cultures

Detailed Description:
Adult patients over 18 years of age presenting with endophthalmitis and able to sign consent.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Vanderbilt Eye Institute

Inclusion Criteria:

  • all adult patients age 18 or greater presenting with bacterial endophthalmitis to the Vanderbilt Eye Institute and who grow positive cultures

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients < 18 years of age or those patients without positive cultures
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01496794

United States, Tennessee
Vanderbilt Eye Institute
Nashville, Tennessee, United States, 37232
Sponsors and Collaborators
Vanderbilt University
Principal Investigator: Stephen J Kim, MD Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Stephen J. Kim, MD, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Vanderbilt University Identifier: NCT01496794     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 100487
Study First Received: December 19, 2011
Last Updated: February 20, 2017

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Eye Infections
Eye Diseases processed this record on September 21, 2017