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Clostridial Infection and Oral Lavage -Improving Treatment Before Illness Becomes Severe (COLITIS)

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 August 2012 by Mark Vance, Genesys Regional Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Mark Vance, Genesys Regional Medical Center Identifier:
First received: June 21, 2012
Last updated: August 16, 2012
Last verified: August 2012
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.

Condition Intervention Phase
Clostridium Difficile Colitis Drug: Nu-Lytely Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Official Title: COLITIS: Clostridial Infection and Oral Lavage -Improving Treatment Before Illness Becomes Severe

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Further study details as provided by Mark Vance, Genesys Regional Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Length of stay [ Time Frame: 30 days ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Need for surgery [ Time Frame: 30 days ]
    Did the subject have an operation, if so what was it (colectomy/illeostomy&lavage).

Estimated Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: June 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Nu-Lytely
Bowel prep solution.
Drug: Nu-Lytely
Bowl prep solution.
Other Names:
  • Polyethylene Glycol 3350
  • PEG 3350
No Intervention: Control
Standard of care.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 years old or older male or female testing positive for c. diff

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy Less than 18 yrs of age Those sick enough to require surgery at diagnosis Severe ileus or small bowel obstruction
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01630096

United States, Michigan
Genesys Regional Medical Center Recruiting
Grand Blanc, Michigan, United States, 48439
Contact: Kimberly Barber, PhD    810-606-7724      
Sponsors and Collaborators
Genesys Regional Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Mark B. Vance, DO GRMC
  More Information

Responsible Party: Mark Vance, DO, Attending Surgeon, Genesys Regional Medical Center Identifier: NCT01630096     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: GRMC 12 0008
Study First Received: June 21, 2012
Last Updated: August 16, 2012

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Clostridium Infections
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Colonic Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections
Bacterial Infections
Polyethylene glycol 3350
Gastrointestinal Agents processed this record on July 19, 2017