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Microbiological Characterization and Nasal Carriage Rates of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) in Vancouver Downtown Eastside

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00247871
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified September 2011 by University of British Columbia.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : November 2, 2005
Last Update Posted : September 29, 2011
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of British Columbia

Brief Summary:
We plan to compare data from 300 nasal swab in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside taken in 2001 to data obtained in 2005. The nasal carriage rate of MRSA and the specific characteristic of each MRSA found will be analyzed. A limited amount of associated information will be obtained

Condition or disease
Nasal Colonization With MRSA Bacteria

Detailed Description:
MRSA samples will be characterized by pulse field gel electropheresis. An 9 item questionnaire will be administered.

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 600 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: The Prevalence of Panton Valentine Leukocidin, Exfoliative Toxin and Agr Genotypes in Staphylococcus Aureus Nasal Colonization in Vancouver's Eastside Community
Study Start Date : October 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2012

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Vancouver's Downtown Eastside

Inclusion Criteria:

Patient had a microbiological sample submitted from the emergency department of the study hospital from 2001- 2005 which grew MRSA.

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00247871

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Canada, British Columbia
Vancouver General Hospital
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of British Columbia
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Principal Investigator: Steve Reynolds, MD University of British Columbia

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Responsible Party: University of British Columbia Identifier: NCT00247871    
Other Study ID Numbers: C05-0193
First Posted: November 2, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 29, 2011
Last Verified: September 2011
Keywords provided by University of British Columbia:
MRSA, USA300, CMRSA-10, CMRSA-6, soft tissue abscesses