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Preoperative Nasal Swabs From Pediatric Patients

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified March 2008 by Hillel Yaffe Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
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Hillel Yaffe Medical Center Identifier:
First received: March 26, 2008
Last updated: NA
Last verified: March 2008
History: No changes posted
We intend to take a nasal swab from each pediatric pre-operative patient in our out-clinic with the intention of looking for a connection between positive operative incisions and a positive nasal swab. The patients will be in the out-patient clinic for a few hours, and will be examined post-operatively after one week. Those with positive nasal swabs will be advised to apply a nasal cream (Mupirocin)in their noses for one week. Our hypothesis is that there is a correlation between positive nasal swabs and positive incision infections.

Condition Intervention
Staphylococcal Infections Procedure: Nose swab

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Double-Blind Prospective Study Concerning the Connection Between Positive Nasal Culture for Staphyloccoci in Pediatric Patients Undergoing Any Elective Surgery in the Out-Patient Clinic in the Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, Over a Period of One Year

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Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
All pre-operative pediatric patients in our outpatient clinic
Procedure: Nose swab


Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 16 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
All pediatric patients attending our outpatient surgery clinic

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All pediatric patients attending outpatient surgery clinic

Exclusion Criteria:

  • All others
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00646919

Hillel Yaffe Medical Center Not yet recruiting
Hadera, Israel, 38100
Contact: Gershon Keren, MD    972-4-6304218   
Sub-Investigator: Zvi Steiner, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hillel Yaffe Medical Center
  More Information Identifier: NCT00646919     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HY56/2007
Study First Received: March 26, 2008
Last Updated: March 26, 2008

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Staphylococcal Infections
Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections
Bacterial Infections processed this record on September 18, 2017