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Pathogenesis and Cerebrovascular Manifestations of Septic Encephalopathy

This study has been completed.
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University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland Identifier:
First received: December 11, 2006
Last updated: October 15, 2008
Last verified: October 2008
Septic encephalopathy is an important complication of sepsis. Why some patients with sepsis develop septic encephalopathy is unknown. We will investigate whether patients who develop this condition have different patterns of cerebrovascular reactivity and whether it is possible to predict the development of septic encephalopathy from early measurements of cerebral perfusion or from the EEG. We will specifically test the hypotheses that septic encephalopathy may not be predicted by changes in the EEG, and that cerebrovascular autoregulation is not dysfunctional in septic encephalopathy.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: A Pilotstudy on Pathogenesis and Cerebrovascular Manifestations of Septic Encephalopathy

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Further study details as provided by University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland:

Enrollment: 23
Study Start Date: January 2007
Study Completion Date: July 2007

Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients with sepsis, severe sepsis or septic shock admitted to an intensive care unit

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Sepsis
  • Admission to ICU

Exclusion Criteria:

  • CNS infection
  • History of cerebrovascular disease
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00410111

Operative Intensivbehandlung, University of Basel Hospital
Basel, Switzerland, 4031
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
Principal Investigator: Luzius A Steiner, MD PhD Department of Anesthesia, University of Basel Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT00410111     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EKBB 226/06
Study First Received: December 11, 2006
Last Updated: October 15, 2008

Keywords provided by University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland:
cerebral perfusion

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Brain Diseases
Sepsis-Associated Encephalopathy
Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome
Pathologic Processes
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases processed this record on August 22, 2017