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

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

Summary

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.

Description

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

Conditions

Respiratory Tract Infections

Intervention

QIAstat at pediatric emergency room

Location

Department of Pediatrics, Oulu University Hospital
Oulu
Finland
90014

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

University of Oulu

Results (where available)

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

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