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A Prospective Study to Examine the Effectiveness and Safety of Neuraminidase Inhibitors in Volunteers Who Receive Long-Term Prophylaxis Against Pandemic Influenza: PIPET B

2014-08-27 03:32:00 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This aim of this project is to evaluate the efficacy of neuraminidase inhibitors as prophylaxis against pandemic influenza infection in patients who are prescribed a long term course in the context of a place of employment or profession. The study is observational only. The primary measure used in this study will be the incidence of symptomatic pandemic influenza in patients receiving prophylaxis. Seroconversion to pandemic influenza, the incidence of adverse events and the relative effectiveness of oseltamivir and zanamivir prophylaxis will also be examined. This project will commence upon pandemic influenza being declared in Australia, Hong Kong or Singapore. Data will be analysed as quickly as possible to help inform the continued use of neuraminidase inhibitor therapy as a cornerstone of the public health agency response to pandemic influenza.

Description

The aim of this study is to

1. Describe the incidence of symptomatic pandemic influenza infection in participants receiving neuraminidase inhibitor prophylaxis in the context of a place of employment or a profession

2. Describe the incidence of seroconversion to pandemic influenza

3. Describe the incidence of adverse events in volunteers taking long term antiviral prophylaxis

4. Compare the effectiveness of oseltamivir and zanamivir prophylaxis

The study is an open label prospective cohort study. Participants in this study will be health care and other essential workers receiving long term neuraminidase inhibitor prophylaxis.

Study Design

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective

Conditions

Pandemic Influenza

Location

St Vincent's Hospital
Sydney
New South Wales
Australia
2010

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

The National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:32:00-0400

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