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Ultrasound Diagnosis of Antibiotic Associated Diarrhea

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified April 2008 by Shaare Zedek Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : April 14, 2008
Last Update Posted : April 14, 2008
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Shaare Zedek Medical Center

Brief Summary:
The hypothesis is that there are unique sonographic characteristics of antibiotic-associated diarrhea. We will compare the ultrasound findings in patients who received antibiotics and developed diarrhea to toxin analysis for clostridium difficile in stool in order to find differences in the sonographic findings in the positive and negative cases.

Condition or disease
Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 100 participants
Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Study Start Date : April 2008
Estimated Primary Completion Date : January 2009

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MedlinePlus related topics: Antibiotics Diarrhea

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients in internal and geriatrics departments who developed diarrhea in a period of 72 hours since the beginning of admission and received antibiotics.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • admitted patients who developed diarrhea in 72 hours since the beginning of admission
  • patients age above 18 years.
  • patients received antibiotics during admission

Exclusion Criteria:

  • other reasons of diarrhea
  • drugs induced diarrhea
  • length of time since the beginning of diarrhea is shorter than 72 hours.
  • patients had diarrhea during the first day of admission

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00658151

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Contact: Michael Avital, doctor 9727727340
Contact: Yonit Veiner, doctor 9728687373

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Shaare Zedek Medical Center
Jerusalem, Israel
Sponsors and Collaborators
Shaare Zedek Medical Center

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Responsible Party: Radiologist, Shaare Zedek Medical Center Identifier: NCT00658151     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: avital.ctil
First Posted: April 14, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 14, 2008
Last Verified: April 2008
Keywords provided by Shaare Zedek Medical Center:
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Signs and Symptoms, Digestive
Signs and Symptoms