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Incidence of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) Carriage Rates in Resident Physicians

This study has been terminated.
(Minimal enrollment)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Gary Kinasewitz, University of Oklahoma Identifier:
First received: June 24, 2009
Last updated: April 5, 2012
Last verified: April 2012
One hundred new residents will be recruited prior to the start of residency and followed prospectively for a year. Monthly nasal swabs will be performed to identify colonization with methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).The proportion of study subjects colonized with MRSA at the end of 1 year will be calculated.

MRSA Colonization

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The Incidence of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) Nasal Carriage Among Resident Physicians

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Further study details as provided by Gary Kinasewitz, University of Oklahoma:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To detect an increase in MRSA nasal carriage rate among newly appointed residents after 1 year of regular patient contact. [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: June 2009
Study Completion Date: January 2012
Primary Completion Date: January 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
MRSA surveillance
Newly recruited resident physicians will be monitored for a year with nasal swabs monthly.

Detailed Description:

This is a prospective observational study looking at the incidence of MRSA colonization. New residents will be monitored every month with nasal swabs.We would like to elucidate factors responsible for MRSA colonization in healthcare workers.We would like to see if health care workers who are colonized spontaneously cleared MRSA and if there was any factors involved.

Nasal swabs will be plated on the spot by trained individuals and the plates then incubated for 48 hours. Plates will be read by microbiologist after incubation.


Ages Eligible for Study:   25 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
All newly recruited residents will be eligible for enrollment.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Study subjects will be newly appointed residents at the OU medical center

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Previous MRSA infection
  • Current use of mupirocin
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00929435

United States, Oklahoma
Oklahoma University health science center
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States, 73104
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Oklahoma
Principal Investigator: Gary T Kinasewitz, MD University of Oklahoma
  More Information

Responsible Party: Gary Kinasewitz, Principal Investigator, University of Oklahoma Identifier: NCT00929435     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 14684
Study First Received: June 24, 2009
Last Updated: April 5, 2012

Keywords provided by Gary Kinasewitz, University of Oklahoma:
Contact isolation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Staphylococcal Infections
Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections
Bacterial Infections
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents processed this record on September 19, 2017