Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition congenital lacrimal stenosis
Sponsor University Hospital Muenster
Start date March 2006
End date April 2007
Trial size 120 participants
Trial identifier NCT00312689, Record 1

Summary

Children with congenital lacrimal stenosis are treated by probing and intubation of the lacrimal drainage system.

Hypothesis: Microbiological findings at the time of insertion and removal of the silicon intubation have an influence on the clinical outcome and success rate of the surgical treatment. Microbiological specimens are taken from conjunctiva and nasal mucosa during the two procedures under general anaesthesia and from the silicon tube after removal and examined for bacterial contamination.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Observational model defined population
Time perspective longitudinal

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants up to 14 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: age 0-14 years, congenital lacrimal stenosis, informed consent by the parents - Exclusion Criteria: none -

Additional Information

Official title Microbiological Examination of Children Operated for Congenital Lacrimal Stenosis
Principal investigator Annette Kolck, MD
Description Children (age 0-14 years) with congenital lacrimal stenosis in whom probing and intubation of the lacrimal drainage system is indicated are included the study after informed written consent by their parents. Microbiological specimens are taken bilaterally from conjunctiva and nasal mucosa during the two procedures under general anaesthesia (insertion and removal of the silicon intubation) and from the silicon tube after removal. Specimens are examined for bacterial contamination. Microbiological findings are correlated with clinical data about the further clinical course and especially the success of the surgical treatment.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in April 2007.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by University Hospital Muenster.