Starting a New Study
At the 21st of September, the ‘Aged European population Quality of Life in Infectious diseases (AEQUI) study was initiated during a kick-off meeting. The study is led and sponsored by the SANOFI-PASTEUR. The study team aims to measure the impact of Acute Respiratory Infection and bacteremia hospitalizations on Quality of Life and frailty in the elderly population. The AEQUI study consists of a longitudinal prospective case-control study. It will involve almost 4000 hospitalized patients aged 65 years or older who are presenting with bacteremia with positive blood culture and/or Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI). The countries selected for this study are France, Italy and Spain. The Quality of Life and frailty measurements will be based on the EQ5D-3L and the multidimensional prognostic index, respectively. The enrollment of the patients will start in the three participating countries from 1st December.