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Prevention of Pneumonia Comparing Ceftriaxone With Subglottic Aspiration

This study has been completed.
Hoffmann-La Roche
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First received: September 11, 2006
Last updated: September 25, 2006
Last verified: September 2006

September 11, 2006
September 25, 2006
October 2000
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Cumulative incidence of early-onset ventilator-associated pneumonia
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  • All ICU-acquired infections.
  • Duration of antibiotic therapy.
  • Third-generation cephalosporin resistance.
  • Duration of intubation and ICU-stay.
  • ICU-Mortality.
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Prevention of Pneumonia Comparing Ceftriaxone With Subglottic Aspiration
The Prevention of Primary Endogenous Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia: A Multicenter Randomized Trial Comparing Continuous Aspiration of Subglottic Content and a 3-Day Course of Ceftriaxone.
The primary purpose of the trial is to compare the efficacy and safety of two measures which claim to prevent early-onset ventilator-associated pneumonia.

Background: In a previous double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial we found that a 3-day-course of ceftriaxone significantly reduced the incidence of early-onset ventilator-associated pneumonia (EOP). Continuous aspiration of secretions accumulating in the subglottic space above the cuff of the endotracheal tube has also been shown to prevent EOP.

Objective: To compare the effect of both preventive measures on the incidence of EOP.

Design: Randomized, multicenter.

Setting: Three general intensive care units at university hospitals in Spain. Patients: Patients without signs of infection and no concomitant systemic antibiotics were included if expected to require endotracheal intubation exceeding 2 days.

Intervention: All patients were intubated with an endotracheal tube equipped with a port for aspiration of subglottic secretions and subsequently randomized to receive a three day course of 2 gram/day iv ceftriaxone without aspiration of subglottic secretions or continuous aspiration of subglottic secretions.

Measurements: All ICU-acquired infections, antibiotic therapy, colonization and infection with 3rd-generation cephalosporin-resistant microorganisms, duration of intubation and ICU-stay and-mortality.

Phase 4
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
  • Drug: ceftriaxone
  • Device: Endotracheal tube for aspiration of subglottic secretions.
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Endotracheal intubation with endotracheal tube equipped with port for aspirations of subglottic contents and expected to exceed 48 hors.
  • Absence of infection.
  • 18 years or older.
  • Informed Consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Endotracheal intubation prior to admission to hospital.
  • Allergic to beta-lactam antibiotics.
  • Formal indication for systemic antibiotic therapy.
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
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Hospital Universitario Principe de Asturias
Hoffmann-La Roche
Principal Investigator: Miguel Sanchez, MD, PhD Hospital Universitario Principe de Asturias
Hospital Universitario Principe de Asturias
September 2006

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