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Emergence of Fluoroquinolone Resistance in Commensal Flora (FQEMERG)

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01209247
First Posted: September 27, 2010
Last Update Posted: April 19, 2016
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris
  Purpose
The emergence of resistance to fluoroquinolone (FQ) is a major problem worldwide. The commensal flora is the main reservoir for antibiotic resistance. Understanding the factors (environmental, patient-related, dosis-related, drug-related…) involved in the emergence of resistance to fluoroquinolones in the commensal flora of patients treated with a FQ, may help prevent it and preserve the efficiency of these important antibiotics. Samples of rectal, nasal and pharyngeal flora will be collected from hospitalized patients before receiving a FQ, at the end of the treatment and 1 month after the end of treatment. Clinical data will be collected. The incidence and risk-factors associated with the emergence of resistance to FQ will be assessed by comparing groups with and without resistance both at the end of treatment and 1 month later.

Condition Intervention
All Types of Infections Other: Nasal, rectal and pharyngeal swabs

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Emergence of Fluoroquinolone Resistance in the Commensal Flora of Patients Receiving Fluoroquinolone Treatment.

Further study details as provided by Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • emergence of fluoroquinolone-resistance [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
    To know the incidence and describe risk-factors involved in the emergence of fluoroquinolone-resistance in the commensal flora of patients treated by a fluoroquinolone.


Enrollment: 571
Study Start Date: October 2010
Study Completion Date: December 2012
Primary Completion Date: October 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: patient treated by fluoroquinolone
patient treated by fluoroquinolone. Nasal, rectal and pharyngeal swabs
Other: Nasal, rectal and pharyngeal swabs
Nasal, rectal and pharyngeal swabs were performed before, during, and one month after the end of FQ treatment.
Placebo Comparator: patient not receiving FQ treatment
reference group of patients not receiving FQ treatment, but hospitalized in the same wards at the same time
Other: Nasal, rectal and pharyngeal swabs
Nasal, rectal and pharyngeal swabs were performed before, during, and one month after the end of FQ treatment.

Detailed Description:

Population involved: Patients hospitalized (>1day) in one of the two participating university hospitals and receiving a treatment by a fluoroquinolone (FQ) antibiotic.

Number of centers : 2 (SAINT LOUIS and BEAUJON Hospitals, ASSISTANCE PUBLIQUE HOPITAUX DE PARIS, Paris, France).

Expected number of patients : 720

Aim : To study the incidence and risk-factors involved in the emergence of resistance to FQ in the commensal flora during and after treatment by a FQ.

Methods: Nasal, rectal and pharyngeal swabs were performed before, during, and one month after the end of FQ treatment. Microbiological analysis will focus on 3 target bacterial species: Escherichia coli from the faecal flora, alpha-haemolytic streptococci from the pharyngeal flora and non-coagulase staphylococci in the nasal flora. Patients carrying resistance at day 0 in all three flora will be excluded. The incidence and risk-factors of the emergence of resistance to FQ will be assessed at the end of treatment by FQ and 1 month after the end of treatment. Patients having resistant bacteria in their flora at the end and/or after treatment will be compared with those with no resistance.

The same swabs will be collected from a reference group of patients not receiving FQ treatment, but hospitalized in the same wards at the same time as the case patients in order to eventually detect horizontal transmission of FQ-resistant strains in the hospital ward.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Hospitalisation >24hours in one of the participating wards Treatment by a fluoroquinolone antibiotic.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy or breast feeding Patients refusal to participate
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01209247


Locations
France
De Lastours Victoire
Paris, France
Sponsors and Collaborators
Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris
Investigators
Principal Investigator: De Lastours Victoire Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications:
Responsible Party: Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01209247     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AOR09005
First Submitted: September 24, 2010
First Posted: September 27, 2010
Last Update Posted: April 19, 2016
Last Verified: April 2016

Keywords provided by Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris:
Fluoroquinolone -resistance
Commensal flora
Emergence of resistance

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Fluoroquinolones
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Nucleic Acid Synthesis Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action