An Audit on Management of Chronic Diarrhea (AAOMOCD)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03269305|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 31, 2017
Last Update Posted : December 8, 2020
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|Condition or disease|
chronic diarrhea is defined as having loose or watery stools more than three times aday.Awakening at night to pass stools us often sign of an organic cause of diarrhea.In some cases chronic diarrhea is the result of intestinal infection that persists longer than expected. In other cases chronic diarrhea is apart of a systemic illness.
- post enteritis diarrhea syndrome in whic small intestinal mucosal damage persists after acute gastroenteritis.Also secondary disaccharidase deficiency and reinfection may be a cause.
- infectious causes:enteric infection is an important cause.Associated conditions may be T.B or impaired immunity as in malnutrition potentiating the likely-hood of prolonging or acquiring another infection.Viral infection like Rota virus,parasites as E.coli,Giardia lamblia as well as amebiasis have been implicated in chronic diarrhea.
- Cytomegalovirus on the other hand may act as an opportunistic agent in immuno compromised patients.
- Non infectious causes include cow's milk allergy,lactose intolerance and inflammatory bowel disease,all of which may cause chronic diarrhea that is often associated with abdominal pain with or without elevated levels of inflammatory markers.
- Malabsorption syndrome e.g Celiac disease,cystic fibrosis where the stools are usually fatty in nature and bulky in amount.
Good management of chronic diarrhea must include investigations and treatment.A protocol must be followed accurately therefore.
measurment of the degree of sticking of staff in Gastro-enterology unit to the agreed upon unit's protocol in management of chronic diarrhea over the period of one year (September 2017-September 2018).
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||100 participants|
|Official Title:||An Audit on Management of Chronic Diarrhea|
|Actual Study Start Date :||September 1, 2017|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||September 1, 2018|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||September 1, 2018|
- proper management of chronic diarrhea [ Time Frame: september 2017-september 2018 ]
start accurate treatment of chronic diarrhea by reaching a definitive cause of each case .
decrease the incidence of undiagnosed cases of chronic diarrhea
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|Ages Eligible for Study:||2 Months to 18 Years (Child, Adult)|
|Sexes Eligible for Study:||All|
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers:||No|
|Sampling Method:||Probability Sample|
- age group from 2 months to 18 years
- cases with diarrhea lasts 2 weeks or more
- Genetically free
- age group from 0-2 months
- age group above 18 years
- cases with diarrhea less than 2 weeks
- Gentic disease
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03269305
|Study Director:||Faisal Alkhateeb, Phd||Assiut University|
|Responsible Party:||Gehad Adel Mohammed, principal investigator, Assiut University|
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|First Posted:||August 31, 2017 Key Record Dates|
|Last Update Posted:||December 8, 2020|
|Last Verified:||November 2020|
|Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product:||No|
|Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product:||No|
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive