Gainesville, Florida 32608


Purpose:

Given that the Emergency Department (ED) has become the entry way for large populations of patients into the health care system, a strategy of sampling MRSA isolates in ED populations and merging this information with patient-level data may present a window to hypothesize and investigate CA-MRSA transmission within the community and its impact on hospital-acquired infections.


Study summary:

Prospective cross-sectional study involving 500 patients enrolled over a one year period at the UFHealth Shands Hospital's Adult and Pediatric Emergency Department. The collected information will serve as pilot data for a future large comprehensive multi-site study. Patients will have a wound culture and a nasal swab obtained as part of the study, which will be assessed for MRSA isolates using next-generation whole genome sequencing. The principal investigator or PI designee will also survey participants and review hospital records.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - Patient or Legally Authorized Representative (LAR) must have voluntarily signed an Institutional Review Board-approved informed consent form before initiation of any study procedures - Patient presents with an acute abscess or a non-post-operative skin/soft tissue infection - Patient presents through the UFHealth Shands Emergency Department Exclusion Criteria: - Patients who are employed by UFHealth and provide direct patient care - Patients who have previously been enrolled in the study - Patients who are not suitable for the study in the opinion of the investigator


NCT ID:

NCT02363166


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Joseph A Tyndall, MD
University of Florida

Joseph A Tyndall, MD
Phone: 352-265-5911
Email: tyndall@ufl.edu


Backup Contact:

Email: kristylp@ufl.edu
Kristy L Radeker, MSM
Phone: 352-733-1462


Location Contact:

Gainesville, Florida 32608
United States

Joseph A Tyndall, MD
Phone: 352-265-5911
Email: tyndall@ufl.edu

Site Status: Recruiting


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: November 22, 2017

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