Recruitment

Recruitment Status
Completed

Inclusion Criterias

All healthy health care professionals between the ages of 18 and 60 years of age who are regular full-time employees of the MUSC Hospital, work a 10 or 12 hour work shift, and test positive for nasal vestibular S. aureus carriage within 10 days prior to their scheduled study day will be eligible to participate in the study.
All healthy health care professionals between the ages of 18 and 60 years of age who are regular full-time employees of the MUSC Hospital, work a 10 or 12 hour work shift, and test positive for nasal vestibular S. aureus carriage within 10 days prior to their scheduled study day will be eligible to participate in the study.

Exclusion Criterias

Excluded from the study will be individuals exhibiting symptoms of upper respiratory disease, including chronic rhinitis/sinusitis, seasonal allergies, upper respiratory infection during the previous four weeks, have known allergy to citrus or soy oil, or are "smokers". "Non-smokers" will be defined as those individuals who have abstained from smoking for at least one year prior to the study. Subjects must be able and agree to refrain from using prescription and non-prescription nasal spray or other nasal preparations or washes from the time of their screening up to and during their scheduled study day.
Excluded from the study will be individuals exhibiting symptoms of upper respiratory disease, including chronic rhinitis/sinusitis, seasonal allergies, upper respiratory infection during the previous four weeks, have known allergy to citrus or soy oil, or are "smokers". "Non-smokers" will be defined as those individuals who have abstained from smoking for at least one year prior to the study. Subjects must be able and agree to refrain from using prescription and non-prescription nasal spray or other nasal preparations or washes from the time of their screening up to and during their scheduled study day.

Summary

Conditions
Infectious Disease
Type
Interventional
Design
  • Allocation: Randomized
  • Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
  • Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
  • Primary Purpose: Prevention

Participation Requirements

Age
Between 18 years and 70 years
Gender
Both males and females

Description

The purpose of the proposed pilot study is to employ a repeated sampling protocol to test the effectiveness of a currently marketed, over-the-counter topical preparation to reduce carriage of Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) in the nasal vestibules of health professionals working in an outpatient c...

The purpose of the proposed pilot study is to employ a repeated sampling protocol to test the effectiveness of a currently marketed, over-the-counter topical preparation to reduce carriage of Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) in the nasal vestibules of health professionals working in an outpatient clinical setting. The product to be tested is the NOZIN® Nasal Sanitizer® antiseptic produced by Global Life Technologies Corp. It is an alcohol-based, non-antibiotic antiseptic preparationl The study has one primary Specific Aim: To determine the extent to which colonization of the vestibular region of the nares by S. aureus can be reduced by a regimen of nasal topical applications of the alcohol-based antiseptic during the course of typical 10-hour work day in subjects known to exhibit S. aureus nasal carriage. A secondary aim of the study will be to evaluate the concurrent effectiveness of the antiseptic applications on a measure of general bacterial colonization within the vestibules of each subject.

Inclusion Criterias

All healthy health care professionals between the ages of 18 and 60 years of age who are regular full-time employees of the MUSC Hospital, work a 10 or 12 hour work shift, and test positive for nasal vestibular S. aureus carriage within 10 days prior to their scheduled study day will be eligible to participate in the study.
All healthy health care professionals between the ages of 18 and 60 years of age who are regular full-time employees of the MUSC Hospital, work a 10 or 12 hour work shift, and test positive for nasal vestibular S. aureus carriage within 10 days prior to their scheduled study day will be eligible to participate in the study.

Exclusion Criterias

Excluded from the study will be individuals exhibiting symptoms of upper respiratory disease, including chronic rhinitis/sinusitis, seasonal allergies, upper respiratory infection during the previous four weeks, have known allergy to citrus or soy oil, or are "smokers". "Non-smokers" will be defined as those individuals who have abstained from smoking for at least one year prior to the study. Subjects must be able and agree to refrain from using prescription and non-prescription nasal spray or other nasal preparations or washes from the time of their screening up to and during their scheduled study day.
Excluded from the study will be individuals exhibiting symptoms of upper respiratory disease, including chronic rhinitis/sinusitis, seasonal allergies, upper respiratory infection during the previous four weeks, have known allergy to citrus or soy oil, or are "smokers". "Non-smokers" will be defined as those individuals who have abstained from smoking for at least one year prior to the study. Subjects must be able and agree to refrain from using prescription and non-prescription nasal spray or other nasal preparations or washes from the time of their screening up to and during their scheduled study day.

Locations

Charleston, South Carolina, 29425
Charleston, South Carolina, 29425

Tracking Information

NCT #
NCT01861457
Collaborators
Not Provided
Investigators
  • Principal Investigator: Shaun A Nguyen, MD Medical University of South Carolina- Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • Shaun A Nguyen, MD Medical University of South Carolina- Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery