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Early Albumin Resuscitation During Septic Shock

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Laboratoire français de Fractionnement et de Biotechnologies Identifier:
First received: May 17, 2006
Last updated: April 5, 2011
Last verified: April 2011

Objective: To determine whether the early administration of albumin as an expander and antioxidant would improve survival on the 28th day for septic shock patients.

Design: Prospective, multicenter, randomized, controlled versus saline, stratified on nosocomial infection and center.

Setting: 27 Intensive Care Units (ICU) in France

Coordinator: Pr J.P. Mira and Dr J. Charpentier - Cochin Hospital- Paris

Patients: 800 patients could be included during the first 6 hours of their septic shock.

Condition Intervention Phase
Septic Shock Drug: albumin Drug: saline Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Multicenter, Prospective, Randomized, Controlled Open Study Albumin 20% Versus Saline

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Further study details as provided by Laboratoire français de Fractionnement et de Biotechnologies:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Mortality, any cause, during the 28 day period after randomization [ Time Frame: day 28 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Evaluation of sequential organ failure assessment (SOFA) score [ Time Frame: ICU period ]
  • catecholamine free days [ Time Frame: day 28 ]
  • incidence of nosocomial infection [ Time Frame: ICU period ]
  • mortality at 90 days [ Time Frame: day 90 ]
  • length of ICU hospitalisation [ Time Frame: ICU discharge ]
  • length of total hospitalisation [ Time Frame: hospital discharge ]

Enrollment: 794
Study Start Date: July 2006
Study Completion Date: January 2011
Primary Completion Date: June 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Albumin Drug: albumin
albumin 20% 100 ml/8 hours for 3 days
Other Name: Vialebex
Placebo Comparator: Saline Drug: saline
saline 100 ml/8hours for 3 days

Detailed Description:

The primary outcome: Mortality during the 28 day period after randomization. The secondary outcomes: Evaluation of SOFA score, ventilator-free days, dialysis free days, catecholamine free days, days of hospitalisation, incidence of nosocomial infections.

The albuminemia of all patients is requested before the treatment until Day 4 post treatment.

The treatment is: Vialebex 20% 100ml every 8 hours during 3 days versus saline 100ml every 8 hours during 3 days.

The first patient will be in July 2006, the last patient expected is on July 2009.


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Over 18 years old
  • Septic shock < 6 hours
  • Agreement of patients

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Allergy to albumin
  • Weight > 120 kg
  • Non septic shock
  • Burned
  • Cirrhosis
  • Albumin perfusion 48 hours before randomization
  • Pregnant women
  • Cardiac dysfunction New York Heart Association (NYHA) 3 or 4
  • Patients with therapeutic limitation
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00327704

Cochin Hospital
Paris, France, 75 014
Sponsors and Collaborators
Laboratoire français de Fractionnement et de Biotechnologies
Study Chair: Jean P Mira, Professor Cochin Hospital
Study Director: Julien Charpentier, Doctor Cochin Hospital Paris
  More Information

Responsible Party: Jean-Paul MIRA, Professor, Cochin Hospital, Paris France Identifier: NCT00327704     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: LFB N°ALBU-0503
Study First Received: May 17, 2006
Last Updated: April 5, 2011

Keywords provided by Laboratoire français de Fractionnement et de Biotechnologies:
Septic Shock

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Shock, Septic
Pathologic Processes
Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome
Inflammation processed this record on September 21, 2017