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The Influence of Hospital Environment on Eyes Infections in Medical Staff

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 March 2013 by Ziv Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: March 25, 2013
Last Update Posted: March 25, 2013
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ziv Hospital
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 Intervention
Eye Infections Other: microbiologic sample

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic

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Further study details as provided by Ziv Hospital:

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

Estimated Enrollment: 90
Study Start Date: January 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: medical staff Other: microbiologic sample


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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 ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01817478

Contact: Joseph Pikkel, M.D pikel.y@ziv.health.gov.il

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

Responsible Party: Ziv Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01817478     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0093-12-ZIV
First Submitted: March 18, 2013
First Posted: March 25, 2013
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