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The purpose of this study is to assess the efficacy of glucocorticoids as an adjuvant therapy in patients with severe community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) (Fine V). The hypothesis of the study is that glucocorticoids can modulate the excessive inflammatory response in patients with severe CAP without any significant side effects, showing a benefit in the percentage of non-response to the empiric antimicrobial treatment.
Community acquired pneumonia (CAP) is associated with a local and systemic inflammatory response conducted by different pro and counter inflammatory cytokines. The evolution of the infection is mainly dependent on the intensity of the inflammatory response. The AIM of the project is to determine the clinical usefulness of methylprednisolone treatment (0,5 mg/ Kg weight every 12h for 5 days in patients with severe CAP and an excessive inflammatory response( patients identified based on a cut-off point of the reactive C protein (RCP) of 15 mg/dl). A randomized double blind placebo controlled study with two arms will be performed: The study group (patients with excessive inflammatory response) will receive methylprednisolone + antibiotics. Control group will receive placebo + antibiotics. Patients older than 18 years with Fine V pneumonia will be recruited. Clinical data and prognostic factors (APACHE II and, SOFA scores, etiology, mortality at ICU and at 28 days) will be collected.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Hospital Clinic of Barcelona
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:21:55-0400
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A water-soluble ester of METHYLPREDNISOLONE used for cardiac, allergic, and hypoxic emergencies.
Any infection acquired in the community, that is, contrasted with those acquired in a health care facility (CROSS INFECTION). An infection would be classified as community-acquired if the patient had not recently been in a health care facility or been in contact with someone who had been recently in a health care facility.
The collective designation of three organizations with common membership: the European Economic Community (Common Market), the European Coal and Steel Community, and the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom). It was known as the European Community until 1994. It is primarily an economic union with the principal objectives of free movement of goods, capital, and labor. Professional services, social, medical and paramedical, are subsumed under labor. The constituent countries are Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. (The World Almanac and Book of Facts 1997, p842)
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