Hôpital de la Pitié-Salpêtrière, Paris

The Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital (Groupe hospitalier Pitié-Salpêtrière) is a celebrated teaching hospital in Paris. Part of the Assistance publique - Hôpitaux de Paris, it is one of Europe's largest hospitals.

The Emergency Department of Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital is one of the biggest academic Emergency Departments in Paris with an average of 60.000 patients a year. The Emergency Department supports all medical and traumatic complaints, excepted pediatric. As the availability of laboratory results and particularly biomarkers is crucial for decisions regarding in- or out-patient management, the Emergency Department will be the perfect place to evaluate the usefulness, advantages and limits of the Point-of-Care Testing device. The academic Emergency Department has an international reputation in the field of biomarkers evaluation, through numerous peer-review international publications notably on cardiac (troponin, copeptin, natriuretic peptides), infection-inflammation (procalcitonin, C Reactive Protein) biomarkers.

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Role in the project

Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital has the background to accurately evaluate innovative Point-of-Care biomarkers platform and therefore will contribute in the evaluation of both the analytical performances/reproducibility of the product as well as the potential impact on patient’s Length of Stay and Emergency Departments flow management.

Key personnel assigned to the project

Prof. Pierre Hausfater MD, PhD
Professor of Therapeutic and Emergency Medicine in the University Pierre et Marie Curie. He is responsible for the medical organization of the Emergency Department. His main research topic deals with the usefulness of current and ongoing development diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers in usual emergency department practice.

Prof. Bruno Riou MD, PhD
Bruno is an Anesthesiologist and Head Department Leader. He has participated in numerous international studies notably on biomarkers and has an expertise in the field of statistical analysis.

Ilaria Cherubini (Study Monitor)
Ilaria is Clinical Research Associate at Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital. She has a broad experience in medical background studies and managing clinical trials (logistics, regulatory authority applications, compliance with protocol and good knowledge of ICH-GCP guidelines)