Clostridial Infection and Oral Lavage -Improving Treatment Before Illness Becomes Severe (COLITIS)
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01630096
Verified August 2012 by Mark Vance, Genesys Regional Medical Center. Recruitment status was: Recruiting
Once the lab test is positive for c. diff, the investigators will order the patient to have PEG 3350 solution, one 8oz glass every ten minutes until 6 liters are gone, but if still not clear 2 more liters may be ordered. At enrollment, the treatment arm will have an order for 500 cc Normal saline to be given I.V. The patient will continue with antibiotic treatment as well. The investigators will plan to check c. diff tests daily to see when they become negative. The investigators will perform chart audit/review to track mortality, the length of stay, ICU days, surgical intervention, and APACHE scores (assessment of disease severity). Chart audit will be used to collect data on their diet and how they feel using a visual analog scale (collected by nursing staff daily as a standard procedure; see attached pain scale). Using chart audit, the investigators will record whether the patient is immunocompromised or not.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
18 years old or older male or female testing positive for c. diff
Pregnancy Less than 18 yrs of age Those sick enough to require surgery at diagnosis Severe ileus or small bowel obstruction