Hemodynamic Effects of Chronic Administration of Spironolactone and/or Propranolol in Alcoholic Cirrhotic Patients

This study has been terminated.
Information provided by:
University Hospital, Angers
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: September 12, 2005
Last updated: December 28, 2005
Last verified: December 2001
The aim of this study was assesment of splanchnic and systemic hemodynamic effects of chronic administration (2 month) of spironolactone or propranolol, alone or in association in alcoholic cirrhotic patients. The patients were randomized in 4 groups (aldactone 150 mg/day, propranolol 160 mg/day, aldactone 150 mg/day + propranolol 160 mg/day, placebo). Systemic and splanchnic hemodynamic effect were evaluated by hepatic venous pressure gradient measurements before and after 2 month of treatment.

Condition Intervention Phase
Alcoholic Cirrhosis
Drug: Propranolol - Spironolactone
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Pharmacodynamics Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Hemodynamic Effects of Chronic Administration of Spironolactone, Propranolol and Their Association in Alcoholic Cirrhotic Patients

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Further study details as provided by University Hospital, Angers:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • assessment of hepatic veinous pressure gradient changes after chronic treatment by spironolactone or propranolol alone or in association.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Efficacy of spironolactone/propranolol association

Estimated Enrollment: 54
Study Start Date: April 1995
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2003

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Indication of transjugular hepatic biopsy
  • alcoholic cirrhosis
  • presence of oesophageal varices ≤ stade 2

Exclusion Criteria:

  • renal insufficiency
  • natremia ≤ 135 mmol/l
  • vasoactive treatment in the last month before inclusion
  • hepatocellular carcinoma
  • positive HIV and HCV patients
  • paracentesis in the last week before inclusion
  • digestive bleeding in one last week
  • oesophageal varices stade 3 or 2 with red signs
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00188045

Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Angers
Principal Investigator: Paul Cales, PHD UH Angers
  More Information

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00188045     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PHRC 01-13
Study First Received: September 12, 2005
Last Updated: December 28, 2005
Health Authority: France : Direction Générale de la santé - French General Health Administration

Keywords provided by University Hospital, Angers:
Portal hypertension, alcoholic cirrhosis, Hepatic venous pressure gradient, hemodynamic, spironolactone, propranolol

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Liver Cirrhosis, Alcoholic
Alcohol-Induced Disorders
Alcohol-Related Disorders
Chemically-Induced Disorders
Digestive System Diseases
Liver Cirrhosis
Liver Diseases
Liver Diseases, Alcoholic
Substance-Related Disorders
Adrenergic Agents
Adrenergic Antagonists
Adrenergic beta-Antagonists
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents
Antihypertensive Agents
Cardiovascular Agents
Diuretics, Potassium Sparing
Hormone Antagonists
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Mineralocorticoid Receptor Antagonists
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Natriuretic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Therapeutic Uses
Vasodilator Agents

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