Interventional - Drug
The objective of the PADIT Cluster Crossover Pilot study was to compare whether a centre-wide policy of incremental antibiotic therapy will reduce hospitalization for device infection compared to a policy of conventional antibiotic prophylaxis in high-risk patients undergoing arrhythmia device procedures.
This pilot study provided feasibility information for a larger cluster randomized crossover design.
Co-Principal Investigator on this study was Andrew Krahn, Professor, Head of Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia.
Interventional - Drug
Randomized, Cluster Crossover
2010 - 2012
Stuart Connolly is a Professor of Medicine at McMaster University and a cardiac electrophysiologist at Hamilton Health Sciences. He became a faculty member at McMaster University in 1983 and was awarded a full professorship in 1994. He was also appointed as the inaugural holder of the Salim Yusuf Chair in Cardiology at McMaster University.
He has published more than 270 scientific articles in the field, and is currently a member of the editorial boards for a number of prominent cardiology journals, including Heart, the American Heart Journal and the Journal of Pacing and Electrophysiology. His main research interests are focused on the evaluation of treatments for heart rhythm disorders. His academic career has been largely devoted to the design and execution of controlled clinical trials in this area.
He holds a Masters degree from Fordham University, New York, and an MD from McGill University in Montreal. He received his specialist training in cardiology at the University of Toronto and at Stanford University.
Associate Program Manager
Ellison Themeles’ experience includes more than 20 years in the conduct, execution and management of large, international clinical trials involving both medical devices and pharmaceutical agents in the area of cardiovascular disease and arrhythmias.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Gerontology and Sociology, and a Master of Science Degree in Health Research Methodology, from McMaster University.
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