Corticosteroids and Myocardial Injury in CAP (COLOSSEUM TRIAL)

  • STATUS
    Recruiting
  • End date
    Sep 1, 2024
  • participants needed
    122
  • sponsor
    University of Roma La Sapienza
Updated on 6 October 2021

Summary

Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is often complicated by elevation of cardiac troponin, a marker of myocardial injury, that can be isolated or associated to myocardial infarction (MI). A retrospective study showed that corticosteroid treatment lowers incidence of MI during the hospital-stay.

The aim of this clinical trial is to examine whether in-hospital treatment with iv methylprednisolone (20 mg b.i.d) may reduce myocardial injury, as assessed by serum high-sensitivity cardiac T Troponin) and eventually cardiovascular events during a short- and long-term follow-up in patients hospitalized CAP.

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Background. Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is often complicated by elevation of cardiac troponin, a marker of myocardial injury, that can be isolated or associated to myocardial infarction (MI). A retrospective study showed that corticosteroid treatment lowers incidence of MI during the hospital-stay. No data exist so far on the effect of corticosteroids on myocardial injury in CAP patients.

Study design. Double-blind randomized placebo-controlled trial. One hundred twenty-two eligible patients will be randomized to a week treatment with iv methylprednisolone (20 mg b.i.d) or placebo from hospital admission. Serum hs-cTnT will be measured at admission and every day until up 3 days from admission. ECG will be monitored every day until discharge. After dismission, all patients will be followed-up 2 years.

Aims of the study. Primary objective of the study is to evaluate if methylprednisolone is able to reduce myocardial injury, as assessed by serum high-sensitivity cardiac T Troponin (hs-cTnT), in a cohort of patients hospitalized for CAP.

Secondary aims are to evaluate the potential effect of methylprednisolone on cardiovascular events during hospitalization, at 30 day from hospital admission and during 2 years' follow-up. The trial will also examine whether the potential protective effects of methylprednisolone might be due to platelet activation down-regulation.

Details
Condition Community Acquired Pneumonia, community-acquired pneumonia
Treatment Saline Solution for Injection, Methylprednisolone Sodium Succinate
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT03745664
SponsorUniversity of Roma La Sapienza
Last Modified on6 October 2021

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Inclusion Criteria

Hospitalization for community-acquired pneumonia

Exclusion Criteria

Use of corticosteroids in the previous 30 days
Health Care-Associated Pneumonia
Reported severe immunosuppression (human immunodeficiency virus infection, immunosuppressive conditions or medications)
Preexisting medical condition with a life expectancy of less than 3 months
Uncontrolled diabetes mellitus
Gastritis with or without major gastrointestinal bleeding within 3 months
Any condition requiring acute treatment with glucocorticoids
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