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Candidemia in a Pediatric Center and Importance of Central Venous Catheter Removal

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: NCT02088476
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 17, 2014
Last Update Posted : March 17, 2014
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Eda Karadag Oncel, MD, Hacettepe University

Brief Summary:
Candidemia has emerged as an important cause of hospital-associated blood-stream infection in children. The purpose of this study was to identify differences in distribution of candida species, risk factors, treatment, and clinical outcome of candidemia in children. This study in children ≤18 years with blood culture proven candidemia identified between 2004 and 2012. Analyses included the determination of causative candida species, resistance to antifungals and clinical outcome, as well as the identification of potential risk factors associated with candidemia.

Condition or disease

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 248 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Study Start Date : January 2004
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2013

Candidemia is defined as the presence of growth of any candida species in at least one blood culture obtained by either peripheral venipuncture or through an indwelling central venous catheter.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Risk factors of candidemia [ Time Frame: up to 3 months ]
    The presence or absence of potential risk factors for candidemia such as an indwelling central venous catheter (CVC), use of antibiotics (administered for >72 hours), use of antifungals (administered for >24 hours), immunosuppressants, total parenteral nutrition (TPN), admission to the intensive care unit (ICU), mechanical ventilation, neutropenia, hypoalbuminemia and hypophosphatemia.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Prognosis according to candida species [ Time Frame: up to 3 months ]
    Death which ensues within 30 days of the onset of candidemia with no apparent alternative cause is recognized as a candidemia-attributable mortality. Patients who died and survived were compared according to candida species (C.albicans, C. parapsilosis, C. tropicalis, C. sake, C.glabrata).

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Children diagnosed with candidemia were included in our hospital between Jan 2004 and Dec 2012.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Presence of growth of any candida species in at least one blood culture

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Febrile neutropenic patients who were using empirical antifungal agents

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02088476

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Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine
Ankara, Turkey, 06100
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hacettepe University
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Eda Karadag Oncel, MD, Hacettepe University Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Hacettepe University Identifier: NCT02088476    
Other Study ID Numbers: HUTF06
First Posted: March 17, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 17, 2014
Last Verified: March 2014
Keywords provided by Eda Karadag Oncel, MD, Hacettepe University:
risk factors
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Candidiasis, Invasive
Invasive Fungal Infections
Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome
Pathologic Processes