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Trial of management strategies for the acute infective conjunctivitis in general practice
ISRCTN ISRCTN32956955
DOI 10.1186/ISRCTN32956955
ClinicalTrials.gov identifier
EudraCT number
Public title Trial of management strategies for the acute infective conjunctivitis in general practice
Scientific title
Acronym N/A
Serial number at source G84/5610
Study hypothesis To assess different management strategies for conjunctivitis.
Lay summary
Ethics approval Not provided at time of registration
Study design Randomised controlled trial.
Countries of recruitment United Kingdom
Disease/condition/study domain Conjunctivitis
Participants - inclusion criteria 1. Present to GP with acute infective conjunctivitis
2. Age over 1 year
Participants - exclusion criteria Age under 1 year.
Anticipated start date 01/04/2000
Anticipated end date 30/09/2006
Status of trial Completed
Patient information material
Target number of participants 300
Interventions 1. Antibiotic eye drops (chloramphenicol) immediately
2. Delayed prescription
3. No treatment
Primary outcome measure(s) 1. Symptom resolution for conjunctivitis
2. Patient satisfaction
Secondary outcome measure(s) Not provided at time of registration
Sources of funding Medical Research Council (UK)
Trial website
Publications Results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16847013
Contact name Dr  Hazel  Everitt
  Address Division of Community Clinical Sciences
Primary Medical Care
University of Southampton
Aldermoor Health Centre
Aldermoor Close
  City/town Southampton
  Zip/Postcode SO16 5ST
  Country United Kingdom
  Tel +44 02380 241079
  Email
Sponsor Medical Research Council (MRC) (UK)
  Address 20 Park Crescent
  City/town London
  Zip/Postcode W1B 1AL
  Country United Kingdom
  Tel +44 (0)20 7636 5422
  Fax +44 (0)20 7436 6179
  Email clinical.trial@headoffice.mrc.ac.uk
  Sponsor website: http://www.mrc.ac.uk
Date applied 28/01/2003
Last edited 19/02/2008
Date ISRCTN assigned 28/01/2003
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