Analysis of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) Obtained Through the Emergency Department in a Tertiary Care Hospital in Vancouver Canada From 2001-2005
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Condition||infection with mrsa bacteria|
|Sponsor||University of British Columbia|
|Start date||January 2005|
|End date||December 2012|
|Trial size||97 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT00247858, C05-0247|
To analyze microbiological data from MRSA samples obtained through the emergency department from 2001-2005. There is a strong clinical suspicion that we are now seeing an outbreak of a new strain of MRSA and we plan to better characterize the Vancouver population and complete a chart review to assess specific associated factors.
Male or female participants of any age.
Inclusion Criteria: - Patient had a microbiological sample submitted from the emergency department of the study hospital from 2001- 2005 which grew MRSA.
|Official title||Analysis of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) Obtained Through the Emergency Department in a Tertiary Care Hospital in Vancouver Canada From 2001-2005|
|Principal investigator||Steve Reynolds, MD|
|Description||Pulse field gel electrophoresis, SCC mec typing, antibiotic susceptibilities, presence of the Panton-Valentine Leukocidin gene will be carried out. Clinical manifestations and associated factors will be assessed via chart review. These include: recent antibiotic use, recent hospitalization, IV drug use, HIV status, number of co-morbidities identified, presence of soft tissue abscess, post operative status, presence of bacteremia, residence in Vancouver's downtown eastside (an area of particularly low socioeconomic status).|
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