A Multi-Center Protocol for Obtaining and Storing Human Samples for Immediate or Future Microbial, Immune, or Host Microbe Scientific Study
The intent of this protocol is to salvage human-related material that is normally destined for destruction, so it can be used in infection-related scientific studies.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||A Multi-Center Protocol for Obtaining and Storing Human Samples for Immediate or Future Microbial, Immune, or Host Microbe Scientific Study|
The samples can include material such as wound debridement, removed orthopedic implants, removed catheters or shunts, excised tonsils, amputated tissue, sputum, stool, or other excretions.
|Study Start Date:||June 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||March 2009|
|Primary Completion Date:||March 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
This clinical material can be studied in order to better understand the molecular, cellular, or ecological components of the infected or potentially infected tissue or device. These studies may be able to provide important insights into the keys of chronic infections, complex infections, medical biofilms, pathogen ecology, and healing.
|United States, Texas|
|Southwest Regional Wound Care Center|
|Lubbock, Texas, United States, 79410|
|Principal Investigator:||Randall Wolcott, MD||Southwest Regional Wound Care Center|