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Improved Use of Antibiotic Guidelines in Hospital Environment

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00512772
First received: August 7, 2007
Last updated: December 17, 2010
Last verified: July 2010
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to determine if the use of antibiotic guidelines and thus antibiotics can be improved through a description of possible barriers leading to tailored interventions.


Condition
Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Improved Use of Antibiotic Guidelines in in Hospital Environment: Research on an Implementation Model and the Role of the Hospital Pharmacist.

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Further study details as provided by Katholieke Universiteit Leuven:

Enrollment: 823
Study Start Date: October 2007
Study Completion Date: July 2010
Primary Completion Date: July 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

Patients admitted to the hospital with a diagnosis of community-acquired pneumonia or community-acquired pyelonephritis

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosed community-acquired pneumonia (CAP)
  • Diagnosed community-acquired pyelonephritis

Exclusion Criteria:

  • CAP: hospital-acquired pneumonia; patients transferred from other hospital; death within 24h, aspiration pneumonia, immunocompromised status, palliative status, admission due to social reasons
  • Pyelonephritis: urinary tract with functional or physical abnormalities, urinary catheterisation, pregnancy, (immunocompromised status, palliative status, admission due to social reasons and history of renal transplant.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00512772

Locations
Belgium
Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg
Genk, Belgium, 3600
Universitair Ziekenhuis Gasthuisberg
Leuven, Belgium, 3000
Sponsors and Collaborators
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Pieter-Jan Cortoos, PharmD Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Study Director: Gert Laekeman, PhD Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Pieter-Jan Cortoos, PharmD, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00512772     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: B32220072383
Study First Received: August 7, 2007
Last Updated: December 17, 2010
Health Authority: Belgium: Federal Agency for Medicinal Products and Health Products

Keywords provided by Katholieke Universiteit Leuven:
Time series
Implementation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pneumonia
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections

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