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Validation of Vital Signs and Symptoms for the Diagnosis of Serious Infections in Children in the Paediatric A&E. (ERNIE3)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01396798
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 19, 2011
Last Update Posted : September 14, 2012
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jan Verbakel, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Brief Summary:
Validation of Vital Signs and Symptoms for the Diagnosis of Serious Infections in Acutely Ill Children in a High Prevalent Setting: The Paediatric Accidents & Emergencies through prospective observational data collection concerning specific items from the clinical and technical examination in diagnosing serious infections, such as meningitis, sepsis, pneumonia, pyelonephritis, bronchiolitis with hypoxia. Eventually we will attempt to validate a vital signs and symptoms rule derived from multiple low to high prevalent settings of acutely ill children.

Condition or disease
Community-Acquired Infections Respiratory Tract Infections Sepsis Urinary Tract Infections Meningitis Gastroenteritis

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 1500 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Validation of Vital Signs and Symptoms for the Diagnosis of Serious Infections in Children in a High Prevalent Setting: the Paediatric A&E.
Study Start Date : February 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2012

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Group/Cohort
Children with an acute illness
Children aged 1 month to 16 years of age, which attend the A&E department of UZLeuven with an acute illness episode of maximum 5 days.



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. serious infections: meningitis, sepsis, pneumonia, pyelonephritis, osteomyelitis and cellulitis, gastroenteritis with sever dehydration, complicated urinary tract infection and complicated viral airway infection with hypoxia. [ Time Frame: within 24 hours after assessment ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   1 Month to 16 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Children aged 1 month to 16 years, attending the A&E department of the UZLeuven Hospital with an acute illness episode of maximum 5 days
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Children aged 1 month to 16 years
  • Acute illness episode of maximum 5 days

Exclusion Criteria:

  • recent trauma
  • neurological conditions
  • intoxication
  • psychiatric of behavioural disorders without a somatic cause
  • acute exacerbation of a chronic condition (asthma, known immunodeficiency, diabetes, cystic fibrosis, etc)

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Locations
Belgium
Dienst Algemene Kindergeneeskunde, Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven
Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium, 3000
Sponsors and Collaborators
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jan YJ Verbakel, M.D. Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Publications:
Responsible Party: Jan Verbakel, Jan Verbakel, M.D., Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01396798     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: S52996
First Posted: July 19, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 14, 2012
Last Verified: September 2012

Keywords provided by Jan Verbakel, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven:
serious infections
meningitis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Infection
Communicable Diseases
Urinary Tract Infections
Meningitis
Respiratory Tract Infections
Gastroenteritis
Signs and Symptoms
Community-Acquired Infections
Urologic Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases