Point-of-care Testing of Respiratory Pathogens at Pediatric Emergency Room

2019-05-05 16:45:30 | BioPortfolio


The main objective of the trial is to evaluate the effect of point-of-care testing of respiratory pathogens at a pediatric emergency room on the antibiotic consumption and hospital admissions in acutely ill children.


The study is a randomized controlled trial including children 0 up to 17 years of age with fever or acute respiratory infection at a pediatric emergency department in university hospital. In total 1668 subjects will be randomly allocated to undergo point-of-care multiplex respiratory pathogen testing with results ready within approximately one hour or to a control group with testing according to clinical judgement and results ready within next office day. Subjects will be randomized on admission and unequal allocation ratio of 2:1 (1112 subjects to intervention and 556 subjects to control arm) will be used. Data on rate of hospitalization, antibiotic prescriptions, ancillary testing and length of visit will be collected using medical record system.

Study Design


Respiratory Tract Infections


QIAstat at pediatric emergency room


Department of Pediatrics, Oulu University Hospital


Not yet recruiting


University of Oulu

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-05-05T16:45:30-0400

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