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Comparison of AQUAVAN® Injection to DISOPRIVAN® Injectable Emulsion for Anesthesia During Coronary Artery Surgery

This study has been completed.
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Eisai Inc. Identifier:
First received: September 13, 2005
Last updated: June 10, 2010
Last verified: June 2010
This is an exploratory clinical trial designed to examine the efficacy, safety and tolerability of fospropofol (AQUAVAN) Injection compared to propofol (DISOPRIVAN) Injectable Emulsion when used to preoperatively sedate, induce, and maintain general anesthesia and to postoperatively sedate patients undergoing elective coronary artery surgery.

Condition Intervention Phase
Ischemic Coronary Artery Disease Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery Drug: fospropofol Drug: propofol Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase 2, Randomized Study of AQUAVAN® Injection In Elective Coronary Artery Surgery With Comparison to DISOPRIVAN® Injectable Emulsion

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Further study details as provided by Eisai Inc.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Median time (minutes) to loss of consciousness from induction start (reported as median and range). [ Time Frame: Day 1 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Median time (minutes) to induction from start of infusion (reported as median and range). [ Time Frame: Day 1 ]
  • Time (minutes) to intubation from induction start (reported as median and range). [ Time Frame: Day 1 ]
  • Time (minutes) to extubation from end of infusion (reported as median and range). [ Time Frame: Day 1 ]
  • Time (minutes) to last suture from induction start (reported as median and range). [ Time Frame: Day 1 ]
  • Time (minutes) to full awareness from end of infusion (reported as median and range). [ Time Frame: Day 1 ]
  • Median time from End of Infusion to First Modified Ramsey Score of 3 (reported as median and range). [ Time Frame: Day 1 ]

Enrollment: 16
Study Start Date: June 2002
Study Completion Date: July 2003
Primary Completion Date: July 2003 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: fospropofol Drug: fospropofol
Using a Target Controlled Infusion (TCI) system, the target plasma concentrations of propofol to be administered from AQUAVAN were 0.7 μg/mL (sedation) and 2.5 μg/mL (maintain anesthesia).
Other Names:
  • fospropofol disodium
  • E2083
  • GPI-15715
Active Comparator: propofol Drug: propofol
Using a Target Controlled Infusion (TCI) system, the target plasma concentrations of propofol to be administered from Disoprivan were 1.0 μg/mL (sedation) and 3.0 μg/mL (maintain anesthesia).
Other Names:
  • Disoprivan
  • propofol injectable emulsion

Detailed Description:

This Phase 2, open-label, single-center, randomized clinical trial was designed to examine the efficacy and tolerability of AQUAVAN® Injection (hereafter, referred to as AQUAVAN) when used to preoperatively sedate, induce, and maintain general anesthesia and to postoperatively sedate patients undergoing elective coronary artery surgery. Eligible patients were randomized to either AQUAVAN or DISOPRIVAN® Injectable Emulsion (hereafter, referred to as DISOPRIVAN) following screening and prior to their arrival in the surgical suite.

On the day of surgery, after the administration a 0.5 mg/kg bolus dose of lignocaine, preoperative sedation began using the target-controlled infusion (TCI) system to target desired sedation plasma concentrations of either AQUAVAN or DISOPRIVAN, depending on the randomization schedule.

The Bispectral (BIS) Index was used to guide study drug administration; target BIS ranges were 60 to 80 for sedation and 40 to 60 for the maintenance of anesthesia. Adequate sedative/hypnotic effect during surgical anesthesia was characterized by the portion of time within the target BIS Index range versus total surgical time. Following this, during postsurgical sedation, inadequate sedative/hypnotic effect was characterized by the number, duration, and magnitude of BIS scores outside of the target range versus total postsurgical sedation time. During postsurgical sedation, the Modified Ramsey Scale was used as an additional clinical tool to evaluate the state of sedation, with an attempt to maintain the score between 3 and 5.

The overall quality of induction, maintenance and ease of control of anesthesia, and quality of sedation before and during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), were each graded by the anesthesiologist.

Continuous monitoring of blood pressure and heart rate were used to assess the hemodynamic effect of study drug. Hypertension and hypotension were defined as excursions of >/= 20% from the baseline value.


Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients were between the ages of 21 and 70 years, inclusive.
  2. Patients were scheduled for first-time elective coronary artery bypass graft surgery, with 1 to 4 grafts planned.
  3. Patients had an American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Physical Classification System status of II or III.
  4. Patients had a "good" left ventricular function as defined by a cardiac ejection fraction >=50% measured by cardiac catheterization or other quantitative technique.
  5. Patients provided written Informed Consent after receiving a full explanation of the extent and nature of the study and were willing to comply with the study procedures.
  6. Patients, if female, were surgically sterile or postmenopausal.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Patient had prior coronary bypass grafting or other cardiac surgery.
  2. Patient had uncontrolled hypertension (diastolic >110 mm Hg) or required additional intervention while hospitalized prior to surgery to control blood pressure.
  3. Patient had a medical history of renal disease or creatinine >1.4 mg/dL.
  4. Patient had known hemodynamically significant valvular abnormalities, except Grade 1 tricuspid or mitral insufficiency.
  5. Patient had severe obesity, defined as a body mass index (BMI) >35.
  6. Patient failed the Allen's Test to confirm the patency of the ulnar artery.
  7. Patient had severe or uncontrolled systemic illness (e.g., pulmonary disease, cancer, endocrine abnormalities).
  8. Patient had insulin-dependent diabetes.
  9. Patient had a history of stroke or current neurological disease (e.g., dementia, neuropathy), as determined by the Investigator.
  10. Patient had anticipated difficulties with intubation, in the judgment of the Investigator.
  11. Patient had a history of alcohol abuse, as determined by the Investigator;
  12. Patient had participated in an investigational drug study within 1 month prior to study start.
  13. Patient had donated >300 mL of blood within 1 month prior to study start.
  14. Patient had a positive medical history for drug abuse.
  15. Patient had a known infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), Hepatitis B, and/or Hepatitis C.
  16. Patient had any history of anxiety or psychiatric illness or was currently using antidepressants, monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors, anti-anxiety medications or other drugs with central nervous system (CNS) effects prior to their preoperative hospital stay.
  17. Patient had uncorrected visual problems, including cataracts, glaucoma, or any significant abnormalities found on fundoscopic examination that would interfere with visual assessment of drug safety.
  18. Patient had any history of adverse reaction to any opiate or anesthetic agent.
  19. Patient, if male, did not agree to use an effective method of birth control between the time of screening and end of study.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00209521

Sponsors and Collaborators
Eisai Inc.
Study Director: James Vornov, PhD,MD Eisai Inc.
  More Information

Responsible Party: James Vornov, MD, PhD, Guilford Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Identifier: NCT00209521     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 3000-0104
Study First Received: September 13, 2005
Last Updated: June 10, 2010

Keywords provided by Eisai Inc.:
Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
AQUAVAN® Injection
DISOPRIVAN® Injectable Emulsion.
ischemic coronary artery disease

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Coronary Artery Disease
Myocardial Ischemia
Coronary Disease
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Hypnotics and Sedatives
Anesthetics, Intravenous
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