A Global Active Surveillance for Community Acquired Pneumonia and Invasive Pneumococcal Disease in Adults

2014-08-27 03:21:06 | BioPortfolio


This study is an observational surveillance study to identify adults 50 years and older who present to a study healthcare facility with signs and symptoms of Community-Acquired Pneumonia and/or Invasive Pneumococcal Disease.


This active, prospective, population-based, surveillance study for CAP and IPD in adults 50 years and older will be conducted in Latin America, Asia, and Europe. One country from each of these regions will be selected and in each country, one surveillance area will be identified. Each surveillance area will be selected using the following criteria: 1) a well defined population of adults aged 50 years and older living in the surveillance area, 2) definable and limited number of study hospitals and outpatient clinics, 3) presence of high-quality in-hospital clinical microbiology testing including automated blood culture testing, 4) low rates (i.e., <5% per annum) of migration among adults aged 50 years and older, 5) ability to diagnose and treat adults with severe disease associated with CAP and/or IPD, 6) feasibility of obtaining information on healthcare utilization and healthcare system description (structure, referral, coordination/management, etc) and 7) the ability of the investigator to implement and sustain population-based surveillance for CAP and IPD over a two-year study period.

Study Design

Time Perspective: Prospective


Community Acquired Pneumonia


Blood draw, ChestX-ray, urine specimen, Nasopharyngeal swab


Jeju-si, Jeju
Korea, Republic of





Results (where available)

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