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Primary Care Management of Community-Acquired, Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (CA-MRSA) Infections

This study has been completed.
American Academy of Family Physicians National Research Network
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Colorado, Denver Identifier:
First received: October 15, 2009
Last updated: January 23, 2013
Last verified: November 2010

The goal of this study is to further the investigators' understanding of community acquired methicillin-resistant Staph Aureus (CA-MRSA) and treatment of it by developing real-world sustainable strategies consistent with existing guidelines on treatment of CA-MRSA from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and test these strategies in busy primary care settings.

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Management by Primary Care Clinicians of Patients Suspected of Having Community-Acquired, Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (CA-MRSA) Infections

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Further study details as provided by University of Colorado, Denver:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Physician Behavior Change [ Time Frame: Throughout study participation ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Intervention in practice for guideline-concordant care of CA MRSA

Enrollment: 4518
Study Start Date: October 2009
Study Completion Date: August 2010
Primary Completion Date: May 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)


Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 89 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

The study population comprises primary care patients in ambulatory clinics from two health care systems.


Inclusion Criteria:

  • All patients presenting at a primary care clinic who have a skin or soft tissue infection.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • None
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00996112

United States, Colorado
University of Colorado Denver
Aurora, Colorado, United States, 80045
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Colorado, Denver
American Academy of Family Physicians National Research Network
Principal Investigator: David R West, PhD Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado Denver
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: University of Colorado, Denver Identifier: NCT00996112     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 09-0265, AHRQ 04-109-6314
Study First Received: October 15, 2009
Last Updated: January 23, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of Colorado, Denver:
primary health care

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Staphylococcal Infections
Bacterial Infections
Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections processed this record on November 20, 2014