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A Retrospective Review of Infections Usually Observed in Transplant Recipients

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Pittsburgh Identifier:
First received: February 27, 2006
Last updated: December 16, 2015
Last verified: December 2015
The study will identify patients with infections commonly observed in transplant recipients, describe the epidemiology of their infection, study the risk factors associated with various infections and examine strategies of early diagnosis and prevention of infection


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: A Retrospective Review of Infections Usually Observed in Transplant Recipients

Further study details as provided by University of Pittsburgh:

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA
No genetic testing will be performed on any of the samples being obtained. The biologic samples will be under the control of the principal investigator of this research project. To protect confidentiality, all personal identifiers (i.e., name, social security number, and birth date) will be removed (de-identified) and replaced with a specific code number. The information linking these code numbers to the corresponding subjects' identities will be kept in a separate, secure location. The investigators on this study will keep the samples indefinitely. If a subject withdraws and provides the request in writing, samples collected and not already processed will be destroyed. All samples will be kept in the investigator's laboratory located in Scaife Hall, Room 812, 3550 Terrace Street.

Estimated Enrollment: 500
Study Start Date: August 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date: November 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:
The following variables will be followed: time and location of positive cultures, underlying diseases and severity of illness, recent immunomodulative therapies, physical exam findings, previous medical surgical conditions, microbiology and virology culture results, laboratory and radiographical data, antimicrobial usage of onset of infection, microbiological data and resistance patterns, choice of antibiotics once organism identified, suspected source of infection, bacteriological outcomes, laboratory results, demographic information, pathology and histology results, summaries of admissions, discharges, operations, death, medications, clinical outcome gender, height, weight, ethnicity, date of transplant, type of transplant, primary diagnosis, and past medical history. Also required are medical summaries of admissions, discharges, operations, and deaths

Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
transplant recipients with infections

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who receive medical care at UPMC
  • Patients who developed infections usually observed in transplant recipients


  • Patients who do not receive medical care in UPMC Oakland campus
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00298077

United States, Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15213
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Pittsburgh
Principal Investigator: Eun Kwak, MD University of Pittsburgh
  More Information

Responsible Party: University of Pittsburgh Identifier: NCT00298077     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IRB# 0602053
Study First Received: February 27, 2006
Last Updated: December 16, 2015

Keywords provided by University of Pittsburgh:
transplant recipients

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Communicable Diseases processed this record on April 28, 2017