Microbiological Characterization and Nasal Carriage Rates of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) in Vancouver Downtown Eastside
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Condition||nasal colonization with mrsa bacteria|
|Sponsor||University of British Columbia|
|Start date||October 2005|
|End date||December 2012|
|Trial size||600 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT00247871, C05-0193|
We plan to compare data from 300 nasal swab in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside taken in 2001 to data obtained in 2005. The nasal carriage rate of MRSA and the specific characteristic of each MRSA found will be analyzed. A limited amount of associated information will be obtained
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. Exclusion Criteria:
|Official title||The Prevalence of Panton Valentine Leukocidin, Exfoliative Toxin and Agr Genotypes in Staphylococcus Aureus Nasal Colonization in Vancouver's Eastside Community|
|Principal investigator||Steve Reynolds, MD|
|Description||MRSA samples will be characterized by pulse field gel electropheresis. An 9 item questionnaire will be administered.|
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