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PiCCO Guided Therapy in Liver Cirrhosis

This study has been completed.
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Heidelberg University Identifier:
First received: September 30, 2005
Last updated: October 2, 2007
Last verified: September 2007
Prospective comparison of standard therapy in liver cirrhosis versus standard therapy plus intensified hemodynamic monitoring using the PiCCO system.

Condition Intervention
Liver Cirrhosis
Procedure: Hemodynamic monitoring system PiCCO

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Optimized Therapy of Decompensated Liver Cirrhosis by Hemodynamic Monitoring Using the PiCCO System

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Further study details as provided by Heidelberg University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Survival

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Renal complications
  • Length of intensive care
  • Change in APACHE II

Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: August 2005
Study Completion Date: August 2007
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.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
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: NCT00232427

University of Heidelberg, Clinical center
Heidelberg, Germany, 69120
Sponsors and Collaborators
Heidelberg University
Principal Investigator: Jens Encke, PD Dr. med. Heidelberg University
  More Information Identifier: NCT00232427     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PiCCO
Study First Received: September 30, 2005
Last Updated: October 2, 2007

Keywords provided by Heidelberg University:
Liver cirrhosis
Fluid balance

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Liver Cirrhosis
Pathologic Processes
Liver Diseases
Digestive System Diseases processed this record on April 24, 2017