Determination of New Biomarkers of Septic Arthritis by Surface-Enhanced Laser Desorption/Ionization Time-Of-Flight (SELDI-TOF) (NOUBASST)
Septic arthritis is a frequent, potentially disabling and/or life-threatening disease. To diagnose a septic arthritis is a complex procedure, first because of numerous differential diagnoses (such as crystal arthritis), second because of poor sensitivity of initial gram staining (for example after untimely antibiotic therapy).
This protocol will use SELDI-TOF as a tool to analyse joint fluid of patients with various acute, polymorphonuclear-rich arthritis, as to determine specific and sensitive new biomarkers of a septic origin.
Such biomarkers will allow rapid diagnosis of septic arthritis in the first hours of admission.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Caractérisation de Nouveaux Biomarqueurs de l'Arthrite Septique Par Technique SELDI-TOF|
joint fluid proteom
|Study Start Date:||October 2009|
|Study Completion Date:||October 2012|
|Primary Completion Date:||October 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|