Determination of New Biomarkers of Septic Arthritis by Surface-Enhanced Laser Desorption/Ionization Time-Of-Flight (SELDI-TOF) (NOUBASST)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University Hospital, Grenoble Identifier:
First received: November 6, 2009
Last updated: October 25, 2012
Last verified: December 2011

Septic arthritis is a frequent, potentially disabling and/or life-threatening disease. To diagnose a septic arthritis is a complex procedure, first because of numerous differential diagnoses (such as crystal arthritis), second because of poor sensitivity of initial gram staining (for example after untimely antibiotic therapy).

This protocol will use SELDI-TOF as a tool to analyse joint fluid of patients with various acute, polymorphonuclear-rich arthritis, as to determine specific and sensitive new biomarkers of a septic origin.

Such biomarkers will allow rapid diagnosis of septic arthritis in the first hours of admission.

Acute Arthritis

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Caractérisation de Nouveaux Biomarqueurs de l'Arthrite Septique Par Technique SELDI-TOF

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Further study details as provided by University Hospital, Grenoble:

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA

joint fluid proteom

Enrollment: 89
Study Start Date: October 2009
Study Completion Date: October 2012
Primary Completion Date: October 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
septic arthritis
crystal arthritis
rheumatismal disease


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

patients from the Grenoble University Hospital


Inclusion Criteria:

  • acute arthritis (onset not more than 7 days ago)
  • joint fluid leukocyte count : more than 2000/mm3, more than 50% polymorphonuclear

Exclusion Criteria:

  • none (apart from unability to accept inclusion)
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01010165

University Hospital
Grenoble, France, 38000
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Grenoble
Principal Investigator: olivier epaulard, MD, PhD University Hospital, Grenoble
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Responsible Party: University Hospital, Grenoble Identifier: NCT01010165     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0916, 2009-A00810-57
Study First Received: November 6, 2009
Last Updated: October 25, 2012
Health Authority: France: Afssaps - Agence française de sécurité sanitaire des produits de santé (Saint-Denis)

Keywords provided by University Hospital, Grenoble:
acute arthritis
crystal arthritis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases processed this record on October 07, 2015