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Leukocyte Depletion of Autologous Whole Blood (LDAWB-2001)

This study has been completed.
Philipps University Marburg Medical Center
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Heidelberg University Identifier:
First received: September 11, 2005
Last updated: June 9, 2008
Last verified: June 2008
Leukocyte depletion of autologous whole blood prior to storage does not reduce infection rate (wound, urinary tract, other), use of antibiotic treatment and length of hospital stay but may increase retransfusion perioperatively during hip arthroplasty and allogenic transfusion rate

Condition Intervention Phase
Bacterial Infection
Procedure: leukocyte depletion of whole blood
Other: Leukocyte filtration/Depletion
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Leukocyte Depletion of Autologous Whole Blood: Impact on Perioperative Infection Rate and Length of Hospital Stay for Hip Arthroplasty Patients

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Further study details as provided by Heidelberg University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Comparison of infection rate (wound, urinary tract, other), use of antibiotic treatment and length of hospital stay [ Time Frame: 90 days ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Blood loss and transfusion rate [ Time Frame: 90 days ]

Enrollment: 1089
Study Start Date: April 2001
Study Completion Date: September 2005
Primary Completion Date: April 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: 1
storage and transfusion of autologous whole blood without leukocyte depletion : Control group
Procedure: leukocyte depletion of whole blood
Experimental: 2
storage and transfusion of leukocyte depleted autologous whole blood : leukocyte depletion group
Procedure: leukocyte depletion of whole blood Other: Leukocyte filtration/Depletion
leukocyte depletion filters as used routinely: filters (prestorage) inherent to the blood bag sets by gravity force following storage on cold plate for 2 hours
Other Name: Fresenius leukocyte depletion whole blood filters

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 85 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • • ASA I-III,

    • Age 18-85 years,
    • Body weight 50-125 kg
    • If female, with either a history of an accepted method of anticonception for at least 3 month prior and 1 month following the termination of the study or climacteric or with a negative betA- HCG-Test in urine or serum.
    • Preoperative blood donation of at least 2 units (450mL whole blood)
    • Preoperative hemoglobin level > 10 mg/dL
    • Able and willing to sign informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects with a contraindication for preoperative blood donation (PAD) (in 12, PP 36-43).

    • systemic infection
    • acute bacterial or viral diseases
    • anemia (Hb > 11g/dL)
    • myocardial infarction within the past 6 month,
    • instable angina pectoris
    • vascular stenosis (i.e. of the coronary or internal carotid arteries)
    • hemodynamic relevant valvular stenosis
    • heart failure > NYHA II
    • history of strokes or TIA
    • steroid therapy,
    • immune deficiency,
    • hematological or endocrinological disease,
    • coagulopathy,
    • history of organ transplantation,
    • simultaneous participation in a second study
    • pregnancy
    • membership at Jehovah's Witnesses
    • intended use of a cell saver
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00176124

Clinic of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Faculty of Clinical Medicine MAnnheim, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Mannheim, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, 68167
Klinikum Garmisch Partenkirchen
Garmisch Partenkirchen, Bavaria, Germany, 82467
Institute of Transfusion Medicine and Hemostasiology, University of MArburg
Marburg, Germany, 35043
Sponsors and Collaborators
Heidelberg University
Philipps University Marburg Medical Center
Study Chair: Thomas Frietsch, MD, PhD Clinic of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Faculty of Clinical Medicine Mannheim, University of Heidelberg
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Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Thomas Frietsch, MD PhD, University of Heidelberg Identifier: NCT00176124     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UniKlinMa-TF-2001-1
ISRCTN 99578441
Study First Received: September 11, 2005
Last Updated: June 9, 2008

Keywords provided by Heidelberg University:
leukocyte depletion, autologous transfusion,
bacterial infection
sepsis, antibiotics

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Communicable Diseases
Bacterial Infections
Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome
Pathologic Processes processed this record on May 25, 2017