Prospective Randomised Study for Use of CHG Dressing at Entry Site of EVD's to Reduce EVD-associated Infections
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Treatments||3m™ tegaderm™ chg i.v. securement dressing, placebo comparator: 3m™ tegaderm™ i.v. advanced dressing|
|Sponsor||University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland|
|Start date||October 2013|
|End date||March 2016|
|Trial size||57 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT02078830, USB-2013-024|
The objective of this study is to assess the efficacy of 3M™ Tegaderm™ CHG I.V. Securement Dressing at the entry-site of a EVD in reducing quantity of microorganisms (CFU/cm2) after a time period of 5 days as a surrogate marker for EVD-associated infections [1, 2], compared to a nonantimicrobial polyurethane 3M Tegaderm™ Transparent Film Dressing. We aim to investigate, if the adjunct of an additional CHG-impregnated device on a routinely basis for the daily care is as a valuable and effective option to reduce contamination of the EVD entry-site and consecutive colonization of the catheter.
|Endpoint classification||efficacy study|
|Intervention model||parallel assignment|
|Masking||single blind (investigator)|
difference in bacterial contamination (CFU/cm2) of the EVD entry-site after 5 days as compared to baseline (CountTact™ skin sample III)
time frame: Day 5
time frame: day 1-X (Explantation)
Male or female participants from 18 years up to 90 years old.
- Patients following the criteria cited below are included: Patients undergoing implantation of an external ventricular drain (EVD), frontal or occipital, due to a given underlying pathology.
- Written informed consent (IC) by patients and/or independent physician [according 5.1]
- Age ≥ 18 years
- Patients presenting one of the criteria cited below are excluded:
- Presence of clinical signs or laboratory findings suspicious infection
- Presence of antibiotic intake
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) with evident or suspected dural breach (including skull base)
- Decision for Rifampin impregnated ventricular catheter (Bactiseal©)
- Known hypersensitivity to chlorhexidine (people from Japanese origin)
- Age < 18 years
- Participation in another study involving External Ventricular Drains
- Pregnancy or breastfeeding
|Official title||EXTERNAL VENTRICULAR DRAIN ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS STUDY (EVDAI-STUDY) - A Prospective Randomised Microbiological Study for Use of 3M™ Tegaderm™ Chlorhexidinegluconate Dressing at Entry Site of EVD's to Reduce EVD-associated Infections|
|Principal investigator||Michel Roethlisberger, MD|
|Description||Randomised, parallel group, single-centre Phase IV trial comparing the change in the quantity of microorganisms (CFU/cm2) after a time period of 5 days (primary endpoint) as surrogate marker for EVD-associated infections [1, 2], in patients undergoing EVD with dressing at the entry site with 3M™ Tegaderm™ CHG I.V. Securement Dressing (study arm) versus 3M™ Tegaderm™ I.V. Advanced Dressing (standard arm). Secondary objectives are the comparison of regrowth (CFU/cm2) every 5th day before routine change of the device, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) cultures every 2nd day and sonication of the catheter tip after explantation (secondary endpoints). We hypothesize that bacterial contamination (CFU/cm2) of the EVD entry-site after 5 days compared to baseline (bacterial regrowth since baseline) in subjects treated with the 3M™ Tegaderm™ CHG I.V. Securement Dressing is significantly lower compared to subjects treated with 3M™ Tegaderm™ I.V. Advanced Dressing. Quantitative microbiology of the catheter tip (sonication) might be reduced by this external intervention, as well as CSF cultures. We will use an internal pilot study design . The three step procedure includes: - initial sample size calculation - sample size review - final analysis.|
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