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Effectiveness of Routine Sterile Gloving in Blood Culture

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 9, 2009
Last Update Posted : December 4, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Wan Beom Park, Seoul National University Hospital

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine whether routine sterile gloving can lower contamination rates in blood culture.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Bacteremia Behavioral: Routine sterile gloving Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
Because contamination during sampling for blood culture may interfere in interpreting the results of blood culture, lowering the contamination rates in blood culture is very important. According to current guideline, routine sterile gloving is not recommended. We hypothesized that routine sterile gloving can lower contamination rates in blood culture.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 1854 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Influence of Routine Sterile Gloving on Contamination Rates in Blood Culture
Study Start Date : March 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2009

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MedlinePlus related topics: Infertility

Arm Intervention/treatment
No Intervention: conventional gloving
Experimental: routine sterile gloving Behavioral: Routine sterile gloving
routinely new sterile gloving just before sampling

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. contamination rate in blood culture [ Time Frame: at the time of identification of organisms ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • The patients in whom Blood culture is medically needed

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Blood sample is obtained through central venous catheter or arterial line
  • No consent to this study

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00973063

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Korea, Republic of
Seoul National University Hospital
Seoul, Korea, Republic of, 110-744
Sponsors and Collaborators
Seoul National University Hospital
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Principal Investigator: WAN BEOM PARK, MD Seoul National University Hospital
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Wan Beom Park, Associate Professor, Seoul National University Hospital Identifier: NCT00973063    
Other Study ID Numbers: 0906-029-283
First Posted: September 9, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 4, 2013
Last Verified: December 2013
Keywords provided by Wan Beom Park, Seoul National University Hospital:
blood culture
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Bacterial Infections
Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome
Pathologic Processes