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Procalcitonin as a Marker for the Length of Antibiotic Treatment in Peritonitis and Intra-abdominal Infections

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified April 2012 by University of Lausanne Hospitals.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Nicolas DEMARTINES, University of Lausanne Hospitals Identifier:
First received: July 23, 2009
Last updated: April 21, 2012
Last verified: April 2012

Procalcitonin level used for determining length of antibiotic treatment in peritonitis and intra-abdominal infections. Hypothesis is that length of antibiotic use can be shortened by this method.

Secondary or Tertiary Peritonitis

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Etude Prospective Sur l'Impact de l'Utilisation de la Procalcitonine Dans l'évaluation de la Poursuite ou de l'arrêt du Traitement Antibiotique Empirique Lors de péritonites et d'Infections Intra-abdominales

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Further study details as provided by University of Lausanne Hospitals:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • antibiotic treatment length, hospitalisation length without antibiotic, infection recurrence, antibiotic cost [ Time Frame: at one month and during hospital stay ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Estimated Enrollment: 166
Study Start Date: June 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2012
procalcitonine monitoring
control group
control group: antibiotic use and length of treatment as defined by guidelines

Detailed Description:

Prospective randomized trial


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

hospitalized patients with SIRS due to peritonitis or intra-abdominal infections


Inclusion Criteria:

  • More than 18 yo
  • Patient requiring surgery for peritonitis or intra-abdominal infection following: perforation, necrosis, previous operation...
  • Mannheim Peritonitis score > 14
  • SIRS present
  • Probability of survival > 72h
  • Informed consent by patient/relatives

Exclusion Criteria:

  • No SIRS
  • Long date corticoid treatment
  • Immunosuppression
  • Thyroid medullary carcinoma
  • Anaphylactic shock
  • Acute hepatic deficiency
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01155739

University Hospital of Lausanne Recruiting
Lausanne, Switzerland, 1011
Contact: Steve Aellen, MD   
Principal Investigator: Steve Aellen, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Lausanne Hospitals
Principal Investigator: Steve Aellen, MD Department of visceral surgery, university hospital
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Nicolas DEMARTINES, professor of surgery, University of Lausanne Hospitals Identifier: NCT01155739     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 141/08, Propéritonite
Study First Received: July 23, 2009
Last Updated: April 21, 2012
Health Authority: Switzerland: Ethikkommission

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Digestive System Diseases
Intraabdominal Infections
Peritoneal Diseases processed this record on November 27, 2014