Last updated on February 2018

Microbial Epidemiology and Chlorhexidine Suscebtibily of Oropharyngeal and Intestinal Colonization


Brief description of study

In this prospective observational study we aim to determine the prevalence of oropharyngeal and rectal Gram-negative bacilli colonization in healthy subjects, and their susceptibility to chlorehexidine. We plan to recruit 100 healthy volunteers secondary endpoints are to determine the phylogentic characteristics of E. coli isolates; to compare the phylogentic characteristics of oropharyngeal and rectal of predominant GNB colonization.

Detailed Study Description

In this prospective observational study we aim to determine the prevalence of oropharyngeal and rectal Gram-negative bacilli colonization in 100 healthy subjects, and their susceptibility to chlorehexidine. Each participant will undego a oropharyngeal swab collection and a rectal swab at day 0. The Gram-negative bacilli colonization will be identified, E. coli isolates will be studied in terms of phylogeny; gram-negative isolates will be studied in terms of antimicrobial and chlorhexidine susceptibility. The primary objective is to determine the prevalence of oropharyngeal Gram-negative bacilli colonization. The secondary objectives are to determine the chlorhexidine and antimicrobial susceptibility of such colonization; to determine the phylogentic characteristics of oropharyngeal and rectal predominant E. coli isolates; to compare the phylogentic characteristics of oropharyngeal and rectal E. coli isolates.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT02840656

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