STATIN-VAP STATIN-VAP - STATINs and Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia

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Recruitment Status : Terminated (stopped for futility)
First Posted : January 27, 2010
Last Update Posted : October 30, 2013
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Assistance Publique Hopitaux De Marseille

January 26, 2010
January 27, 2010
October 30, 2013
September 2009
January 2013   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
The Primary efficacy measure is hospital mortality to day 28. [ Time Frame: 28 days after randomization ]
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STATIN-VAP STATIN-VAP - STATINs and Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia
Effect of the Association of a Statin to Antibiotics on the Prognosis of Patients Presenting With a Suspicion of Ventilator-associated Pneumonia
The objective is to assess the efficacy and safety of oral simvastatin in patients with a suspicion of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). The hypothesis of this study is that simvastatin therapy will improve mortality in patients a suspicion of VAP.

When a patient will present a suspicion of VAP (Clinical Pulmonary Infection Score modified ≥ 5), Simvastatin or placebo will be administered with antibiotics. Quantitative cultures will be performed for microbiological confirmation of VAP. Simvastatin or placebo will be administered through an enteral feeding tube or administered orally when patients are able to safely take oral medications. The type and placement of the enteral feeding tube (nasogastric, nasoenteric, PEG, orogastric, oroenteric, etc.) and the ability to safely take oral medications will be determined by the patient's primary team. Study drug will be blinded with an identical appearing placebo.

Sequential Organ Failure Assessment score (SOFA), and various blood factors will be measured during treatment.

Phase 3
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
    Patients will receive 60 mg of study drug daily by mouth or feeding tube for 28 days or until discharged from the study ICU.
  • Drug: PLACEBO
    Patients will receive one placebo by mouth or feeding tube daily for 28 days or until discharged form study ICU
  • Placebo Comparator: PLACEBO
    Half of the patients will be randomized to the placebo
    Intervention: Drug: PLACEBO
  • Active Comparator: Simvastatin
    Half of the subjects will receive the active drug, Simvastatin.
    Intervention: Drug: SIMVASTATIN
Papazian L, Roch A, Charles PE, Penot-Ragon C, Perrin G, Roulier P, Goutorbe P, Lefrant JY, Wiramus S, Jung B, Perbet S, Hernu R, Nau A, Baldesi O, Allardet-Servent J, Baumstarck K, Jouve E, Moussa M, Hraiech S, Guervilly C, Forel JM; STATIN-VAP Study Group. Effect of statin therapy on mortality in patients with ventilator-associated pneumonia: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA. 2013 Oct 23;310(16):1692-700. doi: 10.1001/jama.2013.280031.

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June 2013
January 2013   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Duration of mechanical ventilation > 48 h
  • First episode of suspicion of VAP with a Clinical Pulmonary Infection Score modified ≥ 5
  • BAL, plugged telescopic catheter and/or tracheal aspirates quantitative cultures performed prior administration of antibiotics
  • Informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Statin treatment received under mechanical ventilation
  • Age less than 18 years
  • Pregnancy
  • Unable to receive or unlikely to absorb enteral study drug
  • Patient, surrogate, or physician not committed to full support ).
  • Moribund patient with a SAPS II score > 75
  • Simvastatin specific exclusions Allergy or intolerance to statins Physician insistence for the use or avoidance of statins during the current hospitalization CK , ALT or AST > 5 times the upper limit of normal Receiving cyclosporine, gemfibrozil, lopinavir, ritonavir itraconazole, kétoconazole, érythromycine, clarithromycine, télithromycine, néfazodone, verapamil, diltiazem
  • Severe chronic liver disease
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
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2008 13 ( Other Identifier: 2008 13 )
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Principal Investigator: LAURENT PAPAZIAN Assistance Publique Hopitaux De Marseille
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April 2013

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