Bacterial Meningitis in Adults: Analysis of the Determinants of Mortality and Neurosensory Sequelae (COMBAT)

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified August 2013 by Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris
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First received: November 15, 2012
Last updated: August 23, 2013
Last verified: August 2013

Major changes in the epidemiological characteristics of bacterial meningitis have been observed as a result of changes in behaviour, human interventions (use of antibiotics, prophylactic vaccinations), as well as poorly elucidated mechanisms responsible for epidemic outbreaks.

The objective of this study is to identify the determinants of in-hospital mortality of bacterial meningitis in adults.

Hypothesis : the standardized data collection concerning cases of bacterial meningitis in adults with telephone follow-up would allow analysis of the determinants of mortality and neurosensory sequelae, description of the psychosocial impact and proposal of new treatment strategies.

Meningitis, Bacterial

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Bacterial Meningitis in Adults: Analysis of the Determinants of Mortality and Neurosensory Sequelae

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • In-hospital mortality [ Time Frame: 30 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    mortality in hospital at 30 days

Estimated Enrollment: 450
Study Start Date: March 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: March 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

patients with bacterial meningitis adults


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Positive CSF culture and/or positive soluble antigens in CSF with or without a cell reaction
  • Positive PCR in CSF
  • Purpura fulminant (with or without positive CSF culture)
  • Positive PCR in blood and/or positive blood culture AND CSF cell reaction.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age less than 18 years old
  • Refusal to participate
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01730690

Contact: Xavier Duval (0) 1 40 25 71 48 ext +33

Assistance Publique des Hôpitaux de Paris Recruiting
Paris, France
Contact: xavier duval    1 40 25 71 48 ext +33   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris
Principal Investigator: Xavier duval APHP
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Responsible Party: Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris Identifier: NCT01730690     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CRC11040, NI11046
Study First Received: November 15, 2012
Last Updated: August 23, 2013
Health Authority: France: French Data Protection Authority

Keywords provided by Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris:
Bacterial meningitis in adults
determinants of in-hospital mortality

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Meningitis, Bacterial
Central Nervous System Infections
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Central Nervous System Bacterial Infections
Bacterial Infections processed this record on September 22, 2014