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Evaluation of MorphoTEP With the FDG Among Patients in Severe Sepsis of Unspecified Etiology

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified December 2010 by Central Hospital, Nancy, France.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : November 14, 2008
Last Update Posted : December 31, 2010
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Central Hospital, Nancy, France

Brief Summary:
The objective of this pilot study is to estimate a procedure where the biological samples routinely obtained at the site of suspected infection could be guided by the early realization of a TEP with FDG coupled to scanner X, in patients hospitalized in ICU for severe sepsis of unspecified etiology.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Severe Sepsis Drug: Flucis Phase 3

Detailed Description:

Severe sepsis constitutes the leading cause of mortality in ICU, in particular because a microbial documentation is lacking in about half of the cases.

Tomography by emission of positons, which uses the property of activated macrophages and leucocytes to collect 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose may prove useful to identify the site(s) of infection and then guide sampling.

Thirty patients will be included over 12 months.

Within 24 hours after admission, patients presented with a severe sepsis of still unknown etiology will benefit from the realization of a morphoTEP, including an examination MtOe with the FDG, associated with a conventional scanner X.

Suspected infected sites will then be the subject of sampling when possible. These samples will be send for microbial culture, histology and TREM-1 expression (membrane-bound and soluble form) when appropriate.

The main judgement criteria will be the percentage of the MtOe exams proved to be useful for diagnosis and/or associated with therapeutic modifications.

This pilot study will make it possible to evaluate the interest of the early realization of a TEP/scanner X examination among severe sepsis patients of unknown origin.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 30 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase 3b,Evaluation of MorphoTEP With the FDG Among Patients in Severe Sepsis of Unspecified Etiology
Study Start Date : November 2008
Estimated Primary Completion Date : October 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date : October 2010

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MedlinePlus related topics: Sepsis

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: TEP
Performance of of TEP coupled to scanner X
Drug: Flucis
FDG injected i.v
Other Name: FDG

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Percentage of TEP exams useful for the diagnosis and/or with therapeutic implications. [ Time Frame: 28 days ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Percentage of patients for whom local determinations of TREM and sTREM will have made it possible to identify a strong probability of infection of one or more suspected site [ Time Frame: 28 days ]
  2. Reproducibility of the interpretations carried out under the conditions of protocol [ Time Frame: 28 days ]
  3. Frequency of the medical and technical complications associated with the procedure [ Time Frame: 28 days ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient hospitalized with severe sepsis
  • Absence of infected site clearly identified after 48 hours of a conventional diagnosis assessment or suspicion of one or more additional sites
  • Indication of scanner X with injection
  • Informed consent obtained

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age over 80
  • Immunocompromised status
  • Surgical intervention within the previous month
  • Hemodynamic instability (defined by the use of more than 0.5µg/kg/min vasopressors)
  • Severe hypoxia (defined by a PaO2/FiO2 ratio lower than 150)
  • Pregnancy
  • Patient already included in another protocol
  • Anaphylaxis to Flucis

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00791310

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Contact: sebastien GIBOT, MD, PhD +33 3 83 85 29 70

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CHU; Central Hospital Recruiting
Nancy, France, 54000
Contact: sebastien md gibot, PhD    +33 3 83 85 29 70   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Central Hospital, Nancy, France
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Principal Investigator: sebastien Gibot, MD, PhD CHU Nancy
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Responsible Party: Mr P Boulanger/ Directeur de la Recherche et de l'Innovation, CHU Nancy Identifier: NCT00791310    
Other Study ID Numbers: V1 01/03/2008
First Posted: November 14, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 31, 2010
Last Verified: December 2010
Keywords provided by Central Hospital, Nancy, France:
Medical ICU
Severe sepsis
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome
Pathologic Processes