Ventilator Associated Tracheobronchitis in the First 14 Days in ICU

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Efstratios Manoulakas, University of Thessaly Identifier:
First received: September 24, 2012
Last updated: February 28, 2013
Last verified: February 2013
To investigate the clinical course and risk factors for VAT and the impact of VAT on Intensive Care Unit (ICU) morbidity and mortality.

Airway Colonization
Tracheobronchitis and Pneumonia Associated With Ventilator

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective

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Further study details as provided by University of Thessaly:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • mortality [ Time Frame: mortality at 4 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    we assessed mortality from all causes at 4 weeks

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • ICU length of stay [ Time Frame: expected average length of stay 15 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • mortality at 6 months [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA
blood, sputum

Enrollment: 236
Study Start Date: June 2009
Study Completion Date: June 2011
Primary Completion Date: March 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
VAT patients
Patients developing Ventilator Associated Tracheobronchitis
Patients presenting ventilator associated pneumonia
No ventilator associated infection
patients who do not present ventilator associated infection during their stay in ICU


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 85 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
ICU patients ventilated > 48hours

Inclusion Criteria:

  • > 48 hours mechanical ventilation

Exclusion Criteria:

  • immunodeficiency
  • pregnancy
  • severe COPD, chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis
  • recent pneumonia
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Responsible Party: Efstratios Manoulakas, Ph, Principal Investigator, University of Thessaly Identifier: NCT01802827     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MARKAR236 
Study First Received: September 24, 2012
Last Updated: February 28, 2013
Health Authority: Greece: Ethics Committee

Keywords provided by University of Thessaly:
airway colonization

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections processed this record on May 23, 2016