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Procalcitonin Increase Identifies Critically Ill Patients at High Risk of Mortality

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00144638
First Posted: September 5, 2005
Last Update Posted: December 9, 2005
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Information provided by:
Danish Procalcitonin Study Group
  Purpose

Procalcitonin, a marker of infection has often been compared to clinical pictures as for instance "clinical sepsis". This has given som problems in the interpretation of these studies, because of the lack of good Gold Standards for "clinical sepsis. We have decided to investigate the development from day to day of Procalcitonin in the blood of intensive care patients, compared to the mortality.

Hypothesis: Procalcitonin increase after reaching a certain level predicts mortality in the Intensive Care Unit.


Condition
Sepsis - to Reduce Mortality in the Intensive Care Unit

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Defined Population
Observational Model: Natural History
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Procalcitonin Increase Identifies Critically Ill Patients at High Risk of Mortality

Further study details as provided by Danish Procalcitonin Study Group:

Estimated Enrollment: 450
Study Start Date: January 2002
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2003
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  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria: Admitted to the ICU 4131 of Rigshospitalet Copenhagen University Hospital in the year 2002

Exclusion Criteria:

Recent (< 3 months) liver transplantation

Expected admission < 24 h

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00144638


Locations
Denmark
Dept. 4131, Rigshospitalet, Cph University Hosp., DK
Copenhagen, Denmark, DK-2100
Sponsors and Collaborators
Danish Procalcitonin Study Group
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Lars Heslet, MD, MD.Sc. Dept. 4131, Rigshospitalet, Blegdamsvej 9, DK-2100
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00144638     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: DPSG1
First Submitted: September 1, 2005
First Posted: September 5, 2005
Last Update Posted: December 9, 2005
Last Verified: February 2005

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Critical Illness
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes
Calcitonin
Bone Density Conservation Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs