Outcomes Following Medical or Surgical Management of Endocarditis

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 14, 2005
Last Update Posted : November 26, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Brian Kogon, Emory University

Brief Summary:
Infective endocarditis is a rare disease, and while there have been several large reviews of the incidence of endocarditis in the pediatric patient population, relatively little has been published regarding the short and medium-term outcomes following medical and surgical therapy for this disease. The goal is to compare the outcome for children treated for endocarditis with either medical management or surgery by looking at the success of these two treatment strategies. Another goal is to attempt to identify risk factors for medical management that might identify patients who would be better served by early surgery.

Condition or disease

Detailed Description:
After identification of qualified subjects, the families of surviving patients will be mailed a package containing a cover letter explaining the study, a consent form, an assent form if applicable, a questionnaire (designed to evaluate longer-term outcome measures including the occurrence of recurrent endocarditis, late surgical intervention or the need for re-operations) and a self addressed stamped envelope to be used to return the consents and the questionnaire. The data will then be entered into a database and analyzed.

Study Type : Observational
Enrollment : 100 participants
Official Title: A Review of Outcomes Following Medical or Surgical Management of Endocarditis
Study Start Date : August 2005
Study Completion Date : December 2006

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MedlinePlus related topics: Endocarditis

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All patients discharged from Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston with a discharge diagnosis of endocarditis or those who underwent surgery with a preoperative diagnosis of endocarditis.
  • Admitted to the hospital between January 1, 1984 - December 31, 2004, inclusive.
  • Signed informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who do not have documented endocarditis based upon microbiology and echocardiography criteria.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00166023

United States, Georgia
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30322
Sponsors and Collaborators
Emory University
Principal Investigator: Paul Kirshbom, MD Emory University

Responsible Party: Brian Kogon, Principal Investigator, Emory University Identifier: NCT00166023     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0549-2005
First Posted: September 14, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 26, 2013
Last Verified: November 2013

Keywords provided by Brian Kogon, Emory University:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases