Information overview of the VIP2 study (POETICS2 in UK)

VIP2 stands for Very old Intensive Care Patients study 2.
An ESICM supported study conducted from the HSRO & NAHP section in ESICM.

VIP2 steering committee and national coordinators

Steering committee and national coordinators

Hans FlaattenPrincipal Investigator and Past chair HSRO sectionBergen, Norwayhans . flaatten @ uib . no
Alessandro MorandiCremona, Italymorandi . alessandro @ gmail . com
Michael JoannidisAustrian coordinatorInnsbruck, Austriamichael . joannidis @ i-med . ac . at
Antonio ArtigasSpanish coordinatorBarcelona, Spainaartigas @ tauli . cat
Ariane BoumendilParis, Franceariane . boumendil @ gmail . com
Bertrand GuidetFrench coordinatorParis, Francebertrand . guidet @ aphp . fr
Brian MarshIrish coordinatorDublin, Irelandbmarsh @ mater . ie
Carole BoulangerChair NAHP section ESICMExeter, Englandcarole . boulanger @ nhs . net
Christian JungGerman coordinatorDusseldorf, GermanyChristian . Jung @ med . uni-duesseldorf . de
Dylan deLangeThe Netherlands coordinator and Chair of ESICM HSRO sectionUtrecht, The NetherlandsD . W . deLange @ umcutrecht . nl
Finn AndersenNorwegian coordinatorÅlesund, NorwayFinn . H . Andersen @ helse-mr . no
Ivo SolimanStatisticianUtrecht, The NetherlandsI . W . Soliman @ umcutrecht . nl
Jesper FjølnerDanish coordinatorAarhus, Denmarkjesperfjoelner @ clin . au . dk
Joerg SchefoldSwiss coordinatorBern, Switzerlandjoerg . schefold @ insel . ch
Maurizio CecconiItalian coordinatorMilan, Italymaurizio . cecconi @ hunimed . eu
Muhammed ElhadiLibyan coordinatorTripoli, Libyamuhammed . elhadi . uot @ gmail . com
Rui MorenoPortuguese coordinatorLisboa, Portugalr . moreno @ mail . telepac . pt
Sandra OeyenBelgian coordinatorGhent, BelgiumSandra . Oeyen @ UGent . be
Sten WaltherSwedish coordinatorLinkoping, Swedensten . walther @ telia . com
Susannah LeaverUnited Kingdom coodinatorLondon, Englandsusannahleaver @ nhs . net
Tilemachos ZafeiridisGreek coordinatorLarissa, Greecetilemachos @ hotmail . com
Wojciech SzczeklikPolish coordinatorKrakow, Polandwszczeklik @ gmail . com
Ximena WatsonUnited Kingdom coordinatorLondon, Englandugm2xw @ doctors . org . uk
Yuriy NalapkoUkranian coordinatorLugansk, Ukrainenalapko @ ukr . net

VIP2 Documents

Information about the study Download
Letter of intent Download
Timeline for data collection Download
How to perform initial “geriatric” assessment Download
Information to patients and care-givers (template) Download
Study protocol (version Oct. 18th 2018) Download
Paper CRF for offline patient data capture


Clinical Frailty Scale (CFS)

Clinical Frailty Scale Download

KATZ index of Activities of Daily Living

Katz ADL index English Download
Katz ADL index Greek Download

Background and scope
This study sought to develop a prognostic score for specifically very old, critically ill patients  defined as patients ≥ 80 years). This was a large, prospective, multinational, multicentre study. We gathered age-specific information about the elderly patient: frailty, cognitive function, activity of daily life and co-morbidity, in addition to organ failure score. Outcomes were registered as outcome at 30 days (alive or dead) and 6 months in a sub-study. Also, an Frailty score interrater variability was recorded in a sub-study.

Recruitment of patients
The goal was to recruit 20 consecutive ICU patients ≥ 80 years, or continue for a 6 months period. Based on a previous multicentre study (the VIP1) we hoped to recruit 200-250 ICUs and 4000-5000 patients.

How to record data?
We used the same dedicated server as in the VIP1-study, which was located at Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark. We created a simple e-CRF for this study. It was easy to enter both ICU background data and patient data.

Data security and storage
Data security in the VIP2 study followed recognized industry standards. The data entry forms and database ran on a secured server and were composed of a MySQL database and PHP web application. Data transfer was secured with Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption and data was stored on servers located at Aarhus University, Aarhus C, Denmark.

Data entry timeline