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Detection and Characterization of Lower Respiratory Infections in Critically Ill Patients

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified February 2014 by Asan Medical Center
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sang-Ho Choi, Asan Medical Center Identifier:
First received: February 12, 2010
Last updated: February 24, 2014
Last verified: February 2014

This study is a prospective observation study for lower respiratory tract infections in medical intensive care unit. Microbiologic and clinical characteristics and outcomes of patients with severe pneumonia in medical intensive care unit will be monitored and analyzed.

Severe Pneumonia

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Detection and Characterization of Lower Respiratory Infections in Critically Ill Patients

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Further study details as provided by Asan Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Identification of etiology of pneumonia [ Time Frame: 7 day from the time of pneumonia diagnosis ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Pneumonia-related death [ Time Frame: 1 month ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 300
Study Start Date: March 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: February 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date: February 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

All patients admitting medical ICU will be monitored for pneumonia. Both community-acquired (including health-care associated pneumonia) and hospital-acquired pneumonia will be included. Collecting data will include patient demographic characteristics, clinical features, microbiological characteristics including molecular work, and outcome.


Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Patients admitting or admitted in medical ICU with pneumonia


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients admitting medical ICU with pneumonia
  • Medical ICU admitted patients who is developed new pneumonia

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients already treated more than 48 hours for pneumonia in transferring hospital and no causative organism is isolated
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01068990

Contact: Sang-Ho Choi, MD +82-2-3010-3304

Korea, Republic of
Asan Medical Center Recruiting
Seoul, Korea, Republic of, 138-736
Principal Investigator: Sang-Ho Choi, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Asan Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Sang-Ho Choi, MD Asan Medical Center
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Sang-Ho Choi, Doctor, Asan Medical Center Identifier: NCT01068990     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AICUP
Study First Received: February 12, 2010
Last Updated: February 24, 2014
Health Authority: Korea: Institutional Review Board

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Critical Illness
Respiratory Tract Infections
Disease Attributes
Lung Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Respiratory Tract Diseases processed this record on November 20, 2014