Acute Viral Respiratory Infections in Elderly

This study has been terminated.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00170495
First received: September 12, 2005
Last updated: August 26, 2010
Last verified: September 2008
  Purpose

This study is designed to assess the causes and impact of acute respiratory illness (common colds, flu, bronchitis, pneumonia) in adults age 65 and older. One of the ways to determine the virus causing a particular illness is to get a blood specimen when a person is sick and again later and look for the body's specific responses that identify the virus. Approximately 3000 subjects will be evaluated and their medical records assessed for details of recent illness and general health to help in understanding the subjects' current illness.


Condition
Respiratory Infections, Acute

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Etiology and Impact of Acute Viral Respiratory Infections in Ambulatory Elderly Populations

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Further study details as provided by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID):

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA

blood, sputum, nasal and throat swabs


Enrollment: 3000
Study Start Date: September 2004
Study Completion Date: July 2006
Primary Completion Date: July 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
observation
male and female adults age 65 and older with acute respiratory illness (common colds, flu, bronchitis, pneumonia)

Detailed Description:

The purpose of this study is to determine the role of respiratory viruses in the etiology of medically attended acute respiratory illness in elderly populations and to assess the impact of these illnesses. Ambulatory elders presenting for health care with an acute respiratory illness will be recruited. Nose and throat swab specimens will be collected to test for one of the respiratory viruses, and acute and convalescent blood specimens will be collected to test for increases in specific antibody. Specimens will be collected within seven days of the onset of illness and then 1 month later for comparison specimens. A brief questionnaire will accompany the specimens, and more complete data on the illness and consequences will be obtained from the medical record. The pattern of illnesses by virus and their severity and duration will be determined.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

male and female adults age 65 and older with acute respiratory illness (common colds, flu, bronchitis, pneumonia)

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. 65 years of age or older
  2. Presentation to the geriatric clinic with an acute respiratory illness of less than 7 days' duration.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Presentation to the geriatric clinic with a history of a respiratory illness of greater than 7 days' duration.
  2. Physician/physician assistant judgment that the respiratory complaints do not represent an acute infection.
  3. Patient declines to permit specimen collection.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00170495

Locations
United States, Texas
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Robert Johnson, HHS/NIAID/DMID
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00170495     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 04-049, H-14802
Study First Received: September 12, 2005
Last Updated: August 26, 2010
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID):
respiratory illness, influenza, bronchitis, pneumonia, cold

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Infection
Communicable Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Respiratory Tract Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on September 30, 2014