PiCCO Guided Therapy in Liver Cirrhosis

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 4, 2005
Last Update Posted : October 3, 2007
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Heidelberg University

Brief Summary:
Prospective comparison of standard therapy in liver cirrhosis versus standard therapy plus intensified hemodynamic monitoring using the PiCCO system.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Liver Cirrhosis Procedure: Hemodynamic monitoring system PiCCO Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
Patients presenting with advanced liver cirrhosis will receive either standard treatment or standard treatment plus hemodynamic monitoring with the PiCCO device. Fluids and vasoacitve drugs will be administered according to the measurements over a period of 5 days.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 20 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Optimized Therapy of Decompensated Liver Cirrhosis by Hemodynamic Monitoring Using the PiCCO System
Study Start Date : August 2005
Actual Study Completion Date : August 2007

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MedlinePlus related topics: Cirrhosis

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Survival

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Renal complications
  2. Length of intensive care
  3. Change in APACHE II

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Liver cirrhosis Child-Pugh-Score > 7
  • Ascites > 500 ml

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Coronary heart disease
  • Apoplexia < 6 months ago
  • Vasculitis
  • Thrombosis
  • Arterial occlusive disease > stadium II

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00232427

University of Heidelberg, Clinical center
Heidelberg, Germany, 69120
Sponsors and Collaborators
Heidelberg University
Principal Investigator: Jens Encke, PD Dr. med. Heidelberg University Identifier: NCT00232427     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PiCCO
First Posted: October 4, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 3, 2007
Last Verified: September 2007

Keywords provided by Heidelberg University:
Liver cirrhosis
Fluid balance

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Liver Cirrhosis
Pathologic Processes
Liver Diseases
Digestive System Diseases