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Diagnosis of Ventilator- Associated Pneumonia in Children: A Comparative Study of Bronchoscopic and Non-Bronchoscopic Methods

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00495963
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 3, 2007
Last Update Posted : October 17, 2008
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Sir Ganga Ram Hospital

Brief Summary:

Background and Objectives: There is a need to validate and suggest easy and less costly diagnostic method for diagnosis of ventilator-associated pneumonia in developing country. The study was performed to compare available methods for the diagnosis and to characterize the organisms causing VAP.

Design and Methods: All patients on mechanical ventilation for more than 48 hours and simplified CPIS ≥ 6 were enrolled prospectively. Four diagnostic procedures, endotracheal aspiration (ETA), blind bronchial sampling (BBS), blind bronchoalveolar lavage (blind BAL) and bronchoscopic BAL (BAL) were performed in same sequence within 12 hours. The bacterial density ≥ 104 cfu/ mL BAL samples were taken as reference standard.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Ventilator Associated Pneumonia Procedure: bronchoaleolar lavage Procedure: Bronchoscopy Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Study Start Date : January 2003
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2003

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MedlinePlus related topics: Pneumonia

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 12 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Children on mechanical ventilation for more than 72 hours and having simplified clinical pulmonary infection score more than 6 were included in study.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age less than 1 month.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00495963

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Sir Ganga Ram Hospital
New Delhi, India, 110060
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sir Ganga Ram Hospital
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Principal Investigator: Anil Sachdev, MD Sir Ganga Ram Hospital Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi, India
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00495963    
Other Study ID Numbers: Ehics committee, Sir Ganga Ram
First Posted: July 3, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 17, 2008
Last Verified: July 2007
Keywords provided by Sir Ganga Ram Hospital:
Mechanical ventilation, Ventilator- associated pneumonia, Bronchoalveolar lavage, Pediatric intensive care unit, Flexible bronchoscopy, Critical care
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Pneumonia, Ventilator-Associated
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Cross Infection