Surveillance of Fungal Infections During Construction Activity

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 15, 2007
Last Update Posted : May 20, 2011
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University Hospital Inselspital, Berne

Brief Summary:

Fungal infections in immunocompromised patients occuring during construction activities in hospitals have repeatedly been reported.

However, the question of a causal relation between construction activities and infections has never been addressed systematically and prospectively.

To answer this question, we will monitor our immunosuppressed patients' health status, as well as fine dust and aspergillus spore contents in the air during a three year construction activity period in our hospital.

Condition or disease

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 340 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Study Start Date : May 2006
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2009

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MedlinePlus related topics: Aspergillosis
U.S. FDA Resources

Hemodialysis patients
Renal transplant patients

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Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Prevalent hemodialysis patients and incident renal transplant recipients in the Department of Nephrology and Hypertension, University Hospital Bern, Switzerland

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Kidney transplantation
  • Chronic hemodialysis treatment

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00473252

Dept. Nephrology & Hypertension, Univ. Hospital Bern
Bern, Switzerland, 3010
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital Inselspital, Berne
Study Director: Andreas Pasch, MD University of Bern

Responsible Party: Andreas Pasch, Department of Nephrology and Hypertension, Inselspital, University Hospital Bern Identifier: NCT00473252     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BE003
First Posted: May 15, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 20, 2011
Last Verified: May 2011

Keywords provided by University Hospital Inselspital, Berne:
aspergillus infections
kidney transplantation
galactomannan test
fine dust
construction activity
airborne aspergillus spores

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Diseases, Fungal
Skin Diseases, Infectious
Skin Diseases