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The Influence of Hospital Environment on Eyes Infections in Medical Staff

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified March 2013 by Ziv Hospital.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ziv Hospital Identifier:
First received: March 18, 2013
Last updated: March 22, 2013
Last verified: March 2013
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: 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 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

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


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
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: NCT01817478

Contact: Joseph Pikkel, M.D

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

Responsible Party: Ziv Hospital Identifier: NCT01817478     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0093-12-ZIV 
Study First Received: March 18, 2013
Last Updated: March 22, 2013
Health Authority: Israel: Ministry of Health

Keywords provided by Ziv Hospital:
conjunctival flora

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Eye Infections
Eye Diseases
Infection processed this record on April 27, 2016