The Influence of Hospital Environment on Eyes Infections in Medical Staff

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified March 2013 by Ziv Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : March 25, 2013
Last Update Posted : March 25, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ziv Hospital

Brief Summary:
The investigators want to find out if there is any difference between the microbiotic flora lining the conjunctiva of medical staff that work in the hospital and others who do not work in the hospital.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Eye Infections Other: microbiologic sample Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 90 participants
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Study Start Date : January 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date : June 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2013

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: medical staff Other: microbiologic sample

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. significant difference in the bacterial flora of conjunctiva [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • healthy medical workers.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • any ocular disease.
  • previous ocular surgery.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01817478

Contact: Joseph Pikkel, M.D

Ziv Medical Center Recruiting
Safed, Israel
Contact: Otzem Chassid, M.D         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ziv Hospital

Responsible Party: Ziv Hospital Identifier: NCT01817478     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0093-12-ZIV
First Posted: March 25, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 25, 2013
Last Verified: March 2013

Keywords provided by Ziv Hospital:
conjunctival flora

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Eye Infections
Eye Diseases