Treatment of Hepatorenal Syndrome With Terlipressin Plus Albumin vs Albumin

This study has suspended participant recruitment.
(because in a preliminary analysis we would need 1000 patients per group to achieve significative differences in the main end point.)
Grant from Education Ministery from 2001-2004.
Information provided by:
Hospital Clinic of Barcelona Identifier:
First received: February 3, 2006
Last updated: April 10, 2007
Last verified: April 2007
Hepatorenal syndrome is a common complication of cirrhotic patients. The prognosis of patients with HRS is very poor. It have been demonstrated that vasoconstrictors agents (Terlipressin) plus albumin are effective in the reversal of the treatment. However, previous studies are pilot studies and they are not able to give information about an improvement in survival. This comparative randomized study was delineated to test the efficacy of terlipressin on survival.

Condition Intervention Phase
Hepatorenal Syndrome
Drug: terlipressin
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Terlipressin as Treatment of Patients With Cirrhosis and Hepatorenal Syndrome. Effect on Survival and Renal Function. Multicenter, Randomized and Prospective Study

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Further study details as provided by Hospital Clinic of Barcelona:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Survival

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: February 2002
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2006
Detailed Description:
Phase 3

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients with HRS type 1 or 2 with serum creatinine >2 mg/dL
  2. Age between 18 and 75 years
  3. Written informed consent.
  4. Absence of exclusion criteria

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Hepatocarcinoma (3 nodules greater than 3 cm or 1 nodule > than 5 cm)
  2. Active infection with systemic inflammatory response syndrome
  3. Respiratory or cardiac dysfunction.
  4. Arteriopathy.
  5. Ischemic cardiopathy.
  6. Arterial hypertension ( >140/90 mmHg during hospitalization )
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00287664

Hospital Clinic
Barcelona, Spain, 08036
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hospital Clinic of Barcelona
Grant from Education Ministery from 2001-2004.
Principal Investigator: Pere Gines, MD Chair of Liver Unit
  More Information Identifier: NCT00287664     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: TAHRS 
Study First Received: February 3, 2006
Last Updated: April 10, 2007
Health Authority: Spain: Spanish Agency of Medicines

Keywords provided by Hospital Clinic of Barcelona:
hepatorenal syndrome

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hepatorenal Syndrome
Liver Cirrhosis
Digestive System Diseases
Kidney Diseases
Liver Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Urologic Diseases
Antidiuretic Agents
Antihypertensive Agents
Natriuretic Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
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