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CT-Perfusion for Neurological Diagnostic Evaluation (INDex-CTP)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03098511
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : March 31, 2017
Last Update Posted : February 24, 2022
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM)

Brief Summary:

For the purpose of organ donation after neurological determination of death (NDD), death must be declared using a set of standardized clinical criteria. When a full clinical evaluation cannot be completed, additional neuroimaging ancillary testing is required. The ideal ancillary test for NDD would demonstrate no cerebral blood flow, be free of false-positive and false negative results, rapid, safe, readily available, non-invasive, and inexpensive. No current ancillary test for NDD meets these criteria. Computed tomography (CT) perfusion has the characteristics of an ideal test for NDD, but has not been evaluated for routine clinical use for NDD.

The overarching goal of this project is to improve the NDD process by establishing CT-perfusion as the ideal ancillary test. A large prospective Canadian multi-centre diagnostic cohort study will be conducted to validate CT-perfusion for the neurological determination of death.

Specific objectives are:

Primary objective: To determine diagnostic accuracy of CT-perfusion compared to complete clinical evaluation for NDD.

Secondary objectives: 1) To confirm the safety of performing CT-perfusion in critically ill patients suspected of being neurologically deceased; 2) To establish the CT-perfusion inter-rater reliability for NDD; 3) To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of CT-angiography compared to complete clinical evaluation and to CT-perfusion for NDD; 4) To describe the clearance of commonly used sedatives and narcotics in the setting of NDD; and 5) to investigate biological changes (inflammatory and nanovesicles) that occur in humans during the brain dying process.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Neurological Determination of Death Diagnostic Test: Neurological Diagnostic Evaluation Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
The investigators will conduct a large prospective Canadian multi-centre diagnostic cohort study. The primary diagnostic test evaluated will be CT-perfusion. The reference standard will be the complete clinical evaluation of brainstem functions. Comatose patients at high risk of neurological death exempt of confounding factors (e.g. hypothermic patients, use of long-acting sedatives, etc.) will be included. All patients will undergo CT-perfusion of the head (with CT-angiography reconstructions) followed by a complete NDD assessment. Both CT-perfusion and the clinical exam will be performed by independent assessors blinded from each others' interpretation. The primary endpoints will be the sensitivity and specificity of CT-perfusion to confirm NDD. Safety endpoints will be CT-perfusion -related adverse events (i.e. contrast-induced kidney injury, new hemodynamic instability while undergoing CT-perfusion). The true negative, true positive, false negative and false positive for CT-angiography obtained from the CT-perfusion source images when compared to the reference standard as well as when compared to the CT-Perfusion will also be reported. The sensitivity and specificity of CT-angiography compared to the reference standard and to CT-perfusion along with corresponding 95% confidence intervals will be calculated. Individual patient and population pharmacokinetics of analgesics and sedatives will be determined. To better investigate the impact of residual circulating sedative or narcotic levels on the accuracy of CT-Perfusion and CT-Angiography, Receiver Operating Characteristics (ROC) curves for varying levels of narcotic or sedative thresholds and compute the ROC area under the curve for each threshold will be plotted. To assess the immune phenotype, peripheral blood mononuclear cells activation will be evaluated by flow cytometry and cytokines by multiplex analyses. Nanovesicles fraction will be isolated from the plasma by ultracentrifugation and antigenic content and enzymatic activity. The plasma will finally be analysed by ELISAs and multiplex analyses to determine the levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 333 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Masking Description:
  1. Participant will be comatose
  2. Care providers, investigators and outcome assessors will be blinded from the results of the CT-Perfusion scan result (for the clinical assessment) and from the clinical assessment results (for the CT-Perfusion scan interpretation)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: CT-Perfusion for Neurological Diagnostic Evaluation: a Prospective Canadian Multicenter Diagnostic Test Study
Actual Study Start Date : April 25, 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date : September 1, 2022
Estimated Study Completion Date : September 1, 2022

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Neurological Diagnostic Evaluation
Exams performed according to a determined schedule following admission in the intensive care unit in order to validate CT-perfusion as an accurate ancillary test for neurological diagnostic.
Diagnostic Test: Neurological Diagnostic Evaluation

Clinical Data:

  • Demographic data
  • Daily data (clinical exams, laboratory data)
  • Drug administration
  • Additional clinical or ancillary neurological determination test

Diagnostic Intervention:

  • CT-Perfusion
  • CT-Angiography reconstructions

Reference Standard:

- Clinical Neurological Exam

Blood Samples (Pharmacokinetics, Inflammatory & Nanovesicles Parameters):

  • At the time of patient enrolment
  • 6 hours after patient enrolment
  • At the time of the clinical neurological exam

Secondary Outcome measures at 6 months:

  • extended Glasgow Outcome Scale (GOSe)
  • modified Rankin Scale (mRS)




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Accuracy of CT-perfusion [ Time Frame: CT-Perfusion scan and clinical assessment must be less than 2 hours apart ]
    Sensitivity and specificity for brainstem death of CT-perfusion compared to the clinical examination


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Predictive Values [ Time Frame: CT-Perfusion scan and clinical assessment must be less than 2 hours apart ]
    Positive and negative predictive values between two independent neuroradiology interpretations of CT-perfusion for brainstem death

  2. Likelihood Ratios [ Time Frame: CT-Perfusion scan and clinical assessment must be less than 2 hours apart ]
    Positive and negative likelihood ratios between two independent neuroradiology interpretations of CT-perfusion for brainstem death

  3. Inter-rater Agreement [ Time Frame: CT-Perfusion scan and clinical assessment must be less than 2 hours apart ]
    Between two independent neuroradiology interpretations of CT-perfusion for brainstem death

  4. Volume of Distribution [ Time Frame: 48 hours ]
    Volume of distribution from serum concentrations and drug dosing history

  5. Clearance [ Time Frame: 48 hours ]
    Volume of plasma completely cleared of the drug expressed as mL/min

  6. Elimination Rate Constant [ Time Frame: 48 hours ]
    Rate at which the drug is removed from the body

  7. Concentration-time Curve [ Time Frame: 48 hours ]
    Concentration of drug versus time

  8. Accuracy of CT-perfusion at 6 Months [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Sensitivity and specificity for brainstem death of CT-perfusion compared to the clinical examination for a good mRS score (3 or less) at 6 months

  9. Accuracy of the Predictive Values at 6 Months [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Positive and negative predictive values between two independent neuroradiology interpretations of CT-perfusion for brainstem death for a good mRS score (3 or less) at 6 months

  10. Accuracy of the Likelihood Ratios at 6 Months [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Positive and negative likelihood ratios between two independent neuroradiology interpretations of CT-perfusion for brainstem death for a good mRS score (3 or less) at 6 months

  11. Accuracy of the Inter-rater Agreement at 6 Months [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Between two independent neuroradiology interpretations of CT-perfusion for brainstem death for a good mRS score (3 or less) at 6 months



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Adults 18 years and older
  2. Admitted in the intensive care unit with a brain injury
  3. Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) = 3
  4. Sedation stopped for at least 6 hours

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients with the following contraindications to CT-perfusion will be excluded from the study:

    • Pregnancy
    • Contrast allergy
    • Clinician refuses inclusion because of kidney injury.
  2. Patients with any of the following confounding factors precluding complete clinical neurological evaluation will be excluded from the study:

    • Cervical fracture above C6
    • Significant facial trauma limiting cranial nerve examination
    • Hypothermia < 34 °C
    • Use of intravenous barbiturates at any time since admission
    • Unresuscitated shock
    • Peripheral nerve or muscle dysfunction or neuromuscular blockade potentially accounting for unresponsiveness
    • Anoxic brain injury < 24h (or 72h if therapeutic hypothermia)
    • Attending physician disagrees to conduct an apnea test
    • Any other abnormalities deemed a confounding factor for NDD by the attending clinician

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03098511


Locations
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Canada, Alberta
Foothills Medical Centre
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Canada, Manitoba
Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Canada, Nova Scotia
Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Canada, Ontario
William Osler Health System
Brampton, Ontario, Canada, L6R 3J7
Hamilton Health Sciences Center
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Kingston General Hospital
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
London Health Sciences Centre
London, Ontario, Canada
The Ottawa Hospital
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
St-Michael's Hospital
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Canada, Quebec
Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
McGill University Health Centre
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
CHU de Québec - Université Laval
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Sherbrooke
Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
Sponsors and Collaborators
Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM)
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Michaël Chassé, MD PhD FRCPC Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM)
Principal Investigator: Jai JS Shankar, MD MSc FRCPC University of Manitoba
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Responsible Party: Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03098511    
Other Study ID Numbers: CE 16.379
First Posted: March 31, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 24, 2022
Last Verified: March 2021
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM):
Neurological Determination of Death
Determination of Death
CT-Perfusion scan
Ancillary Test
Organ Donation
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Death
Pathologic Processes