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A Research on the Hospital Pollution Control and Hygine Intervention of Chemotherapy Drugs Exposure

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 December 2010 by Taipei Medical University WanFang Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
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First received: December 1, 2010
Last updated: NA
Last verified: December 2010
History: No changes posted

Several epidemiological studies found that exposure to antineoplastic agents were associated with some reproductive, carcinogenic effects, higher rates of advance micronuclei (MN), sister-chromatic-exchange (SCE) and spontaneous abortion. Cleaning staff were potentially exposed to these agents while cleaning ward, ward toilet or other area.

One medical center and one area hospitals in Taipei.Surface wipe samples were collected in the cleaning staff work area, such as ward environment and ward toilet. Urine and blood samples of subjects were collected for exposure examinations. Platinum-containing drugs (Cisplatin, Carboplatin, Oxaliplatin) were used as indicator drugs in environmental (surface wipe samples) and biological (urine and blood samples) samples.

A self-administered questionnaire was used to collect demographic data, working practices, medical and contact history, and perceived work-related symptoms of cleaning staff.

The results of this study will be to reduce exposure to cleaning staff.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Official Title: A Research on the Hospital Pollution Control and Hygine Intervention of Chemotherapy Drugs Exposure

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Further study details as provided by Taipei Medical University WanFang Hospital:

Estimated Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: October 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2011
Experimental Group
Control Group


Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
cleaning staff

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Only included those who signed the consent study

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01253057

Taipei Medical University WanFang Hospital
Taipei, Taiwan
Sponsors and Collaborators
Taipei Medical University WanFang Hospital
Principal Investigator: Ruey-Yu Chen Taipei Medical University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Ruey-Yu Chen, Taipei Medical University School of Public Health Identifier: NCT01253057     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 99061
Study First Received: December 1, 2010
Last Updated: December 1, 2010

Keywords provided by Taipei Medical University WanFang Hospital:
cleaning staff
antineoplastic agents processed this record on May 25, 2017