Tab Title Description
Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:
- Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
- Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
- Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
Sponsor Protocol Number: 14-001369
About this study
The purpose of this study is to see how effective a new technology called the electronic nose is in identifying specific infection (C. difficile) from stool samples, by analyzing the gasses the stool gives off.
Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.
- All English-speaking subjects, including minorities
- > 18 years of age
- Able to verbally consent to this study and who return a completed HIPAA form
- Have a stool specimen at Mayo Clinic’s Clinical Microbiology Laboratory negative for pathogens or positive for C. difficile and negative for other pathogens
- Stool samples that are C. difficile negative, however are positive for another enteric pathogen by PCR or by culture will be excluded from the control arm
- Samples that are positive for C. difficile and other enteric pathogens will also be excluded in this study.
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