The Effects of Epinephrine in Endotoxemia in Normal Volunteers

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey ( University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey )
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00753402
First received: September 15, 2008
Last updated: February 28, 2013
Last verified: February 2013
  Purpose

Epinephrine (adrenaline) is a substance produced by the body (in the adrenal gland) in response to stress such as infection or injury. Endotoxin is a man- made substance, which causes the body to "mimic" sickness (fever, chills, and achiness) for a few hours. This study is designed to give epinephrine before and/or after endotoxin to determine if this medication can prevent or relieve any of the symptoms caused by endotoxin.


Condition Intervention Phase
Immune System
Biological: Endotoxin, Lipopolysaccharide, LPS
Biological: Endotoxin, Lipopolysaccharide, LPS /Epinephrine
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Official Title: The Effects of Epinephrine in Endotoxemia in Normal Volunteers

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Further study details as provided by Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Physiological, Hematological, Immunological Responses [ Time Frame: 0.5-24 hrs post Endotoxin administration ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 37
Study Start Date: February 2012
Study Completion Date: February 2012
Primary Completion Date: February 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Placebo Comparator: A
IV Endotoxin plus saline vehicle (placebo)
Biological: Endotoxin, Lipopolysaccharide, LPS
Clinical Center Reference Endotoxin, lot 2, sterile saline, 2 ng/kg, bolus IV administration (~5 minutes)
Other Name: Sodium Chloride Solution
Active Comparator: B
IV Endotoxin plus IV epinephrine
Biological: Endotoxin, Lipopolysaccharide, LPS /Epinephrine
Clinical Center Reference Endotoxin, lot 2, sterile saline, 2 ng/kg, bolus IV administration (~5 minutes/Epinephrine 30mcg/kg/min
Other Name: Adrenaline Chloride

Detailed Description:

The body's immune response to injury otr infection is very complex. immune cell activity, the release of specific mediators (such as proteins), genetics (Deoxyribonucleic acid or DNA) and/or the body's "instructions" for making proteins (Ribonucleic Acid or RNA) may effect the body's clinical response to a stress such as an infection.Epinephrine (adrenaline) is a substance produced by the body (in the adrenal gland)in response to stress such as infection or injury. Endotoxin is a man- made substance, which causes the body to "mimic" sickness (fever, chills, and achiness) for a few hours. This study is designed to give epinephrine before and/or after endotoxin to determine if this medication can prevent or relieve any of the symptoms caused by endotoxin.In addition, this study may determine whether any of the above(proteins,DNA,RNA,etc.) correlate with or affect the body's response to epinephrine and/or endotoxin. This will enable the investigator to better understand whether treatment with this substance can alter the body's immune response.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 40 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • General good health as demonstrated by medical history, physical& laboratory tests
  • Age between 18 and 40 years
  • Written informed consent prior to the performance of any study related procedures

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, or immunological, renal, hepatic, endocrine, neurologic, heart disease or hypertension
  • Any medication taken in past 48 hrs (except birth control)
  • Recent history of alcohol or drug abuse
  • Unable to provide written informed consent
  • Exposure to any experimental agent or procedure within 30 days of study
  • Pregnant or breast-feeding
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00753402

Locations
United States, New Jersey
Umdnj-Rwjms
New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States, 08901
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Siobhan Corbett, MD UMDNJ-RWJMS
  More Information

No publications provided by Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey ( University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey )
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00753402     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0220003283, NIH/DHHS GM34695
Study First Received: September 15, 2008
Last Updated: February 28, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Endotoxemia
Bacteremia
Sepsis
Infection
Toxemia
Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome
Inflammation
Pathologic Processes
Epinephrine
Racepinephrine
Epinephryl borate
Adrenergic alpha-Agonists
Adrenergic Agonists
Adrenergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Adrenergic beta-Agonists
Bronchodilator Agents
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Anti-Asthmatic Agents
Respiratory System Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Mydriatics
Sympathomimetics
Vasoconstrictor Agents
Cardiovascular Agents

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