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Cerebrovascular Autoregulation During Sepsis

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 9, 2009
Last Update Posted : April 15, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Patrick Schramm, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

Brief Summary:
The aim of the study is to correlate the dynamic cerebrovascular autoregulation by patients with sepsis with a sepsis-associated delirium.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Sepsis Delirium Other: no interventions

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 30 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Dynamic Cerebrovascular Autoregulation During Sepsis and Sepsis-associated Delirium
Study Start Date : December 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2011

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MedlinePlus related topics: Delirium Sepsis

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
All patients with sepsis defined by actually sepsis guidelines
Other: no interventions
No interventions

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Disturbed cerebrovascular autoregulation correlates with sepsis associated delir [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    The Index of autoregulation (Mx) was measured and correlated with the clinical incidence of a sepsis associated delir

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Correlation between inflammatory parameters and disturbed cerebrovascular autoregulation [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
  2. Correlation between inflammatory parameters and sepsis-associated delirium [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
All patients at intensive care unit were screened to symptoms that definate sepsis

Inclusion Criteria:

  • clinical symptoms of sepsis, severe sepsis and septic shock
  • possibility for measurement of transcranial doppler ultrasound
  • age over 18 years

Exclusion Criteria:

  • preexisting cerebrovascular disease
  • preexisting immunological disease
  • traumatic brain injury
  • intracranial infectious disease
  • pregnancy

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01029080

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University medical centre Mainz
Mainz, Germany, 55131
Sponsors and Collaborators
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

Publications of Results:
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Responsible Party: Patrick Schramm, Senior Physician, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz Identifier: NCT01029080     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 837.435.08
First Posted: December 9, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 15, 2013
Last Verified: April 2013

Keywords provided by Patrick Schramm, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz:
Brain, blood flow
Measurement techniques, flow velocity waveform analysis
Monitoring, intensive care
transcranial doppler ultrasound (TCD)
Cerebrovascular autoregulation
sepsis-associated delir

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome
Pathologic Processes
Neurobehavioral Manifestations
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Neurocognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders