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Study of Povidone Iodine to Reduce Pulmonary Infection in Head Trauma and Cerebral Hemorrhage in Intensive Care Unit (SPIRIT-ICU)

This study has been terminated.
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First Posted: July 31, 2009
Last Update Posted: July 6, 2012
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Rennes University Hospital
Head trauma and severe cerebral hemorrhage are major risk factors for development of ventilator-associated pneumonia. In a previous open labelled, single center study the investigators showed that repeated oropharyngeal decontamination with povidone-iodine may be an effective strategy to decrease the prevalence of ventilator-associated pneumonia in patients with head trauma. The present study aims to confirm these results in a multicenter, double blind study including patients suffering from head trauma or cerebral hemorrhage.

Condition Intervention Phase
Ventilator Associated Pneumonia Drug: povidone iodine Drug: Placebo Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Prospective Randomized Double Blind Study Comparing the Effect of Oropharyngeal Decontamination by Povidone-iodine to Placebo on Ventilator-associated Pneumonia in Patients With Head Trauma or Cerebral Hemorrhage

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Further study details as provided by Rennes University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Rate of ventilator associated pneumonia [ Time Frame: 30 days ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Time to ventilator associated pneumoniae [ Time Frame: 30 days ]
  • Rate of early (<=7 days) and late (>7 days) ventilator associated pneumoniae [ Time Frame: 30 days ]
  • Length of mechanical ventilation [ Time Frame: 30 days ]
  • Other infections [ Time Frame: 30 days ]
  • Acute respiratory distress syndrome [ Time Frame: 30 days ]
  • Treatments administered (antibiotics, sedatives, transfusion) [ Time Frame: 30 days ]
  • Length of ICU and hospital stay [ Time Frame: Hospital discharge ]
  • Death [ Time Frame: ICU, 1 months, 3 months ]
  • Oropharyngeal bacterial colonisation [ Time Frame: 30 days ]
  • Type of anesthetic agents received [ Time Frame: 30 days ]
  • Rate of tracheostomy [ Time Frame: 30 days ]
  • Rate of transfusion (red blood cells, platelets, plasma) [ Time Frame: 30 days ]

Enrollment: 179
Study Start Date: April 2008
Study Completion Date: September 2011
Primary Completion Date: September 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: povidone iodine
Povidone iodine
Drug: povidone iodine
oropharyngeal decontamination every 4 hours
Placebo Comparator: placebo Drug: Placebo
oropharyngeal decontamination every 4 hours


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adults > 18 years
  • Closed head trauma with a Glasgow Coma Score <=8 or cerebral Hemorrhage with a Glasgow Coma Score of <=8
  • Expected need mechanical ventilation for >=2 days
  • Written informed consent from the patient's next-of-kin. If no relative is present at the time of inclusion, the patients will be included according to the emergency procedure

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Impossibility to perform oropharyngeal decontamination within 12 h following the initial episode
  • Facial injury with impossibility to perform the oropharyngeal decontamination
  • Tetraplegia
  • Known history of reaction to iodine
  • Respiratory disease or pulmonary infiltrate(s) at inclusion
  • Need for curative antibiotics
  • Mercurial antiseptics treatment
  • Pregnancy
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00950027

CHU Angers
Angers, France
Réanimation chirurgical Hopital Hotel Dieu-CHU de Nantes
Nantes, France
CHU de Poitiers
Poitiers, France
Surgical Intensive Care Unit - CHU de Rennes
Rennes, France
CHU de Rouen
Rouen, France
Réanimation chirurgicale CHU Tours
Tours, France
CHG Vannes
Vannes, France
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rennes University Hospital
Principal Investigator: Philippe Seguin, MD, PhD Rennes University Hospital
Study Chair: Bruno Laviolle, MD Rennes University Hospital
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Rennes University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00950027     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EudraCT 2006-006353-27
AFSSAPS A70642-35 ( Other Identifier: AFSSAPS: French Health Products Safety Agency )
Sponsor PHRC/06-05 SPIRIT ICU ( Other Identifier: Rennes University Hospital )
First Submitted: July 30, 2009
First Posted: July 31, 2009
Last Update Posted: July 6, 2012
Last Verified: July 2012

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pneumonia, Ventilator-Associated
Cerebral Hemorrhage
Craniocerebral Trauma
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Pathologic Processes
Cross Infection
Ventilator-Induced Lung Injury
Lung Injury
Intracranial Hemorrhages
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Trauma, Nervous System
Wounds and Injuries
Cadexomer iodine
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Anti-Infective Agents
Trace Elements