Expanding Antimicrobial Stewardship
This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jeffrey Caterino, The Ohio State University
First received: October 23, 2012
Last updated: November 6, 2013
Last verified: November 2013
Gold standard diagnostic criteria for diagnosing acute infection in older adult patients in the Emergency Department do not currently exist. These patients often have atypical presentations which can complicate diagnosis and treatment. The development of an antimicrobial stewardship program for Emergency Department older adult patients can ultimately improve the accuracy of diagnosis and correct antimicrobial prescribing. This research study involves data collection from enrolled subjects and treating physicians. The data will be collected using a patient interview which will be answered directly by the patient or caregiver. Additional surveys will be administered to the Emergency Department treating physician and subsequent physician. Additional data will be abstracted from the Emergency Department chart and from additional charts that often accompanies the patient to the Emergency Department. A physician adjudication process will occur if there is disagreement in diagnosis between the treating Emergency Department physician and succeeding physician.
||Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
||Expanding Antimicrobial Stewardship
Primary Outcome Measures:
- Presence of infection while in the Emergency Department [ Time Frame: participants will be followed for the duration of hospital stay, an expected average of 4 days. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
| Study Start Date:
| Study Completion Date:
| Primary Completion Date:
||August 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Adults 65 years and older who present to the Emergency Department.
|Ages Eligible for Study:
||65 Years and older
|Genders Eligible for Study:
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Adults 65 years of age and older who present to the Emergency Department.
- Patient incarcerated
- Chief complaint of suicidal or homicidal ideation
- Patient primarily evaluated by the trauma team
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01746888
|Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University
|Columbus, Ohio, United States, 43210 |
||Jeffrey M Caterino, MD, MPH
||Ohio State University
No publications provided
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on March 30, 2015
||Jeffrey Caterino, Associate Professor, The Ohio State University
History of Changes
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|Study First Received:
||October 23, 2012
||November 6, 2013
||United States: Institutional Review Board