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Diagnostic and Management Strategies for Invasive Aspergillosis

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Mansour Ceesay, King's College Hospital NHS Trust Identifier:
First received: December 30, 2008
Last updated: December 22, 2014
Last verified: December 2014
Fungal infections caused by Aspergillus fumigatus are now identified in up to 45% of patients dying from haematological malignancy. There has been a significant increase in deaths from IA over the last 20 years. Our current diagnostic approach is neither sensitive nor specific. The purpose of this study is to prospectively assess the value of current diagnostic tools, as well as test other new diagnostic methods for the diagnosis of IA among haemato-oncology patients undergoing chemotherapy or stem cell transplantation.

Invasive Aspergillosis

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Diagnostic and Management Strategies for Invasive Aspergillosis in Neutropenic Adult Haemato-Oncology Patients With a Proposal for Investigation of a Novel Potential Marker for Early Diagnosis: a Prospective Cohort Study

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Further study details as provided by Mansour Ceesay, King's College Hospital NHS Trust:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To determine the incidence of IFD using a comprehensive diagnostic approach [ Time Frame: 3 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Evaluation of established and experimental diagnostic methods [ Time Frame: 2-3 years ]
  • Costing analysis [ Time Frame: 2-3 years ]
  • Establish the prognostic value of CT appearances in patients with IA [ Time Frame: 2-3 years ]
  • Assessing the value of methylene blue 'tattooing' prior to surgical biopsy [ Time Frame: 2-3 years ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Seum, Whole blood, urine, broncho-alveolar lavage, tissue

Enrollment: 203
Study Start Date: December 2008
Study Completion Date: December 2011
Primary Completion Date: December 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Patients undergoing stem cell transplantation or chemotherapy likely to lead to prolonged neutropenia.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Haemato-oncology patients undergoing high dose chemotherapy or stem cell transplantation likely to render them neutropenic.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All adult haemato-oncology patients admitted for transplant or high dose chemotherapy and able to consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • children (< 18 years old) or inability or refusal to consent.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00816088

United Kingdom
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
London, United Kingdom, SE5 9RS
Sponsors and Collaborators
King's College Hospital NHS Trust
Principal Investigator: M.Mansour Ceesay, FRCPath Kings College Hospital
Principal Investigator: Antonio Pagliuca, FRCPath Kings College Hospital
Principal Investigator: Jim Wade, FRCPath Kings College Hospital
Principal Investigator: Melvyn Smith, PhD Kings College Hospital
Principal Investigator: Sujal Desai, FRCR Kings College Hospital
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Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Mansour Ceesay, Clinical Research Fellow, King's College Hospital NHS Trust Identifier: NCT00816088     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 08/H0808/154
Study First Received: December 30, 2008
Last Updated: December 22, 2014

Keywords provided by Mansour Ceesay, King's College Hospital NHS Trust:
Stem cell transplantation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Leukocyte Disorders
Hematologic Diseases
Skin Diseases, Infectious
Skin Diseases processed this record on May 25, 2017