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Comparison Between Two Methods of Throat Swabbing

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
(stopped due to protocol mistakes)
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Meir Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01125384
First received: May 2, 2010
Last updated: August 27, 2011
Last verified: August 2011

May 2, 2010
August 27, 2011
May 2010
June 2011   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
sensitivity of "accurate" swabbing versus sensitivity of habitual nurses` swabbing [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Proportion of positive cultures obtained by "accurate" swabbing will be compared to the proportion of positive cultures obtained by nurses` habitual swabbing (as they do it usually).
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Comparison Between Two Methods of Throat Swabbing
Comparison Between Two Methods of Throat Swabbing

Throat swabbing is an important instrument in the diagnosis of strep pharyngitis and sometimes the main argument for antibiotic treatment. There is no firm knowledge about an appropriate method of the swabbing for receiving maximal sensitivity. We hypothesize that accurate swabbing from the pus will increase the sensitivity of the swabbing as compared to free swabbing. In order to check this hypothesis we will compare two swabs from the same throat. One that will be taken by a physician specifically from the pass and the second will be taken by a nurse as she used to do it. An increase of 10% of positive results will be accepted as a significant advantage.

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Interventional
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Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Pharyngitis
Other: additional swabbing
physician swabs patient`s throat according to standard rules before referral of the patient to throat swabbing by nurse.
  • No Intervention: nurse swabbing
  • Experimental: "accurate" swabbing by a physician
    Intervention: Other: additional swabbing
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Withdrawn
500
June 2011
June 2011   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients with sore throat, classified 2-3 according to Cantor`s criteria

Exclusion Criteria:

  • patients on antibiotic treatment
  • suspected carriers of streptococcus
Both
3 Years to 45 Years
No
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NCT01125384
MMC10104-09CTIL
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Meir Medical Center
Meir Medical Center
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Meir Medical Center
August 2011

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