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Clinical Pediatric Pneumonia Score in Critically Ill Children

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: NCT02139384
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (The study was withdrawn due to inability to enroll patients in a timely fashion.)
First Posted : May 15, 2014
Last Update Posted : April 25, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Loma Linda University

Brief Summary:
The purpose of the study is to create a clinical pneumonia tool that can be used to predict the cause of community-acquired pneumonia, which is a lung infection that began outside of the hospital in critically ill children therefore limiting unnecessary antibiotic use. The investigators will enroll critically ill children admitted with acute respiratory failure and suspected pneumonia. Each patient will receive a clinical pneumonia score blinded from culture and respiratory viral panel results. All care after samples obtained will be at the discretion of the PICU team. The investigators believe that our clinical pneumonia scale with procalcitonin will accurately designate viral from bacterial etiologies.

Condition or disease
Community Acquired Pneumonia

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 0 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Development of a Clinical Pediatric Pneumonia Score in Critically Ill Children Admitted With Acute Respiratory Failure
Study Start Date : August 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2013
Actual Study Completion Date : January 2013

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MedlinePlus related topics: Pneumonia

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Can our proposed pneumonia score distinguish community acquired bacterial pneumonia from community acquired viral pneumonia [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 21 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Study Population
critically ill children admitted the the LLU PICU with acute respiratory failure with suspected community-acquired pneumonia

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All intubated pediatric patients
  • Age 1 day to 21 years
  • Admitted to the LLUCH PICU with suspected pneumonia for the next 6 months
  • Have received antibiotics for less than 12 hours
  • Have been intubated for less than 24 hours
  • Patients must be English or Spanish speaking for consent purposes.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who have received antibiotics for greater than 12 hours
  • Patients who have been intubated for greater than 24 hours
  • Patients who are unable to tolerate non-bronchoscopic bronchoalveolar lavage

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02139384

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United States, California
Loma Linda University Children's Hospital
Loma Linda, California, United States, 92354
Sponsors and Collaborators
Loma Linda University
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Principal Investigator: Cynthia Tinsley, M.D. Loma Linda University
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Responsible Party: Loma Linda University Identifier: NCT02139384    
Other Study ID Numbers: 5110327
First Posted: May 15, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 25, 2017
Last Verified: April 2017
Keywords provided by Loma Linda University:
community acquired pneumonia
pneumonia score
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections