The Italian REgistry of Pulmonary Non-tuberculous mycobactEria

  • STATUS
    Recruiting
  • End date
    Dec 31, 2022
  • participants needed
    500
  • sponsor
    Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda, Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico
Updated on 22 January 2021

Summary

The Italian registry of pulmonary non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) -IRENE- is an observational, multicenter, prospective, cohort study enrolling consecutive adult patients with either a NTM respiratory infection or NTM-Pulmonary Disease. The coordinating center is located at the Pulmonary Department of the Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda, Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy. So far, more than 35 centers, including mainly pulmonary and infectious disease departments, joined the registry. The registry has been developed to accept an unlimited number of patients and no deadlines have been decided.

Description

The epidemiology of patients suffering from a pulmonary disease due to NTM (NTM-PD), which is characterized by symptomatic, progressive inflammatory lung damage and defined in 2007 in the ATS/IDSA guidelines, still remains unclear. Reporting of NTM-PD to health authorities is often not mandated in several countries and the current estimates have been obtained from sentinel surveillance or laboratory-based studies, retrospective cohort studies, or audits of administrative databases. Until now no data have been published on the epidemiology of respiratory NTM infections in Italy.

The Italian registry of pulmonary NTM (IRENE) is an observational, multicenter, prospective, cohort study enrolling consecutive adult patients with either a NTM respiratory infection or NTM-PD. The coordinating center is located at the Pulmonary Department of the Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda, Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy. So far, more than 35 centers, including mainly pulmonary and infectious disease departments, joined the registry. The study is sponsored by the Policlinico Hospital in Milan. The study website is located at www.registroirene.it.

Adult (>=18 years) patients with all of the following are included in the registry: 1) at least one positive culture for any NTM species from any respiratory sample; 2) at least one positive culture for NTM isolated in the year prior the enrolment and/or prescribed NTM treatment in the year prior the enrolment; 3) Given consent to inclusion in the study. No exclusion criteria are applied to the study. Patients included in the registry are mainly recruited among pulmonary and ID out- and in-patient services. Adult cystic fibrosis, lung transplant, and tuberculosis clinics represent other recruitment centers. The registry has been developed to accept an unlimited number of patients and no deadlines have been decided.

Patients are managed according to standard operating procedures implemented in each IRENE clinical center without any interference from the study team. A baseline case report form is collected at patient's enrolment including demographics, comorbidities, microbiological, laboratory, functional, radiological, clinical, and treatment data. Then, study investigators enter follow-up data on an annual basis.

An IRENE biobank has also been developed within the network and linked to the clinical data of the registry. IRENE sites can collect samples, including blood, serum, plasma, respiratory specimens (sputum, induced sputum, tracheal aspirate, or bronchoalveolar lavage), urine, and NTM isolates at the first visit and during follow up on a voluntary basis.

Details
Condition Nontuberculous Mycobacteria, non-tuberculous mycobacteria
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT03339063
SponsorFondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda, Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico
Last Modified on22 January 2021

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Inclusion Criteria

Adult (>=18 years) patients
At least one positive culture for any NTM species from any respiratory sample
At least one positive culture for NTM isolated in the year prior the enrolment and/or prescribed NTM treatment in the year prior the enrollment
Given consent to inclusion in the study

Exclusion Criteria

No exclusion criteria are applied to the study
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