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Levosimendan Versus Dobutamine in Shock Patients

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00093301
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified October 2004 by Wentworth Area Health Services.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : October 7, 2004
Last Update Posted : June 24, 2005
Information provided by:
Wentworth Area Health Services

Brief Summary:
The purpose of the study is to compare the efficacy of levosimendan with that of dobutamine in patients with unstable hemodynamics (shock).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Cardiogenic Shock Septic Shock Drug: Levosimendan Drug: Dobutamine Phase 2 Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 40 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Efficacy of Levosimendan in the Critically Ill Patients With Unstable Hemodynamics (the LICI Study) - A Double Blind Randomized Pilot Study
Study Start Date : October 2004
Study Completion Date : April 2006

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Shock

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Resolution of shock state

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in cardiac functions

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 0 Years
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Reduced left ventricular systolic function
  • Hypotension
  • Anuria or oligouria

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Less than 18 years old
  • Pregnant
  • Uncorrected valvular stenosis
  • Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM)
  • Third degree AV block

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00093301

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Australia, New South Wales
Intensive Care Unit, Nepean Hospital Recruiting
Penrith, New South Wales, Australia, 2750
Contact: Anthony S McLean, MD    +61-2-47342490   
Contact: Stephen J Huang, PhD    +61-247342320   
Principal Investigator: Anthony S McLean, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Stephen J Huang, PhD         
Sub-Investigator: Ian Seppelt, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Marek Nalos, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Wentworth Area Health Services
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00093301    
Other Study ID Numbers: 03/007
First Posted: October 7, 2004    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 24, 2005
Last Verified: October 2004
Keywords provided by Wentworth Area Health Services:
Heart failure
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Shock, Cardiogenic
Pathologic Processes
Myocardial Infarction
Myocardial Ischemia
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Cardiotonic Agents
Vasodilator Agents
Phosphodiesterase 3 Inhibitors
Phosphodiesterase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Protective Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Adrenergic beta-1 Receptor Agonists
Adrenergic beta-Agonists
Adrenergic Agonists
Adrenergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents