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Expanding Antimicrobial Stewardship

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jeffrey Caterino, The Ohio State University Identifier:
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.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Expanding Antimicrobial Stewardship

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Further study details as provided by Jeffrey Caterino, The Ohio State University:

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. ]

Enrollment: 437
Study Start Date: August 2011
Study Completion Date: August 2013
Primary Completion Date: August 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Older Adults
Adults 65 years and older who present to the Emergency Department.


Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Adults 65 years of age and older who present to the Emergency Department.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 65 years of age

Exclusion Criteria:

  • 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 identifier: NCT01746888

United States, Ohio
Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio, United States, 43210
Sponsors and Collaborators
Jeffrey Caterino
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey M Caterino, MD, MPH Ohio State University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Jeffrey Caterino, Associate Professor, The Ohio State University Identifier: NCT01746888     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2011H0165
Study First Received: October 23, 2012
Last Updated: November 6, 2013

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Anti-Infective Agents
Anti-Bacterial Agents processed this record on September 21, 2017