Transfusion Strategies in Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
|Congenital Heart Disease||Other: transfusion strategy Other: Low Hb transfusion group||Phase 2|
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||A Prospective, Randomized, Controlled Clinical Trial Comparing Two Transfusion Strategies in Pediatric Patients Undergoing Cavopulmonary Connection.|
- Mean Arterial Lactate Level [ Time Frame: 48 hours ]Mean arterial lactate for the first 48 hours post-op.
- Peak Arterial Lactate Level [ Time Frame: 48 hours ]Peak arterial lactate level for the 48 hour post-op study period.
- Oxygen Utilization During the 8 Hour to 72 Hours Post-operative Period. [ Time Frame: 3 days ]
- Length of Mechanical Ventilation [ Time Frame: 3 days ]
- Length of Oxygen Use [ Time Frame: 3 days ]
- Length of Vasoactive Agent Administration [ Time Frame: 3 days ]
- Volume of Blood Transfused [ Time Frame: 3 days ]
- Mortality Before Hospital Discharge [ Time Frame: 30 days ]
|Study Start Date:||July 2006|
|Study Completion Date:||September 2009|
|Primary Completion Date:||September 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Active Comparator: 1
High Hemoglobin group; goal Hb >13g/dl. 10cc/kg RBCs are transfused for any hemoglobin value under 13g/dl regardless whether clinical indication for transfusion exists.
Other: transfusion strategy
For the High Hb group; transfusions will be given to keep the Hb >13.0 g/dl
Active Comparator: 2
Low Hb transfusion group; goal to not transfuse unless the Hb <9.0 g/dl. 10cc/kg RBCs are transfused only if the Hemoglobin is under 9.0g/dl and clinical indications for transfusion exist.
Other: Low Hb transfusion group
RBCs will not be transfused unless the Hb < 9.0 g/dl
Objective: To compare mean post-operative arterial lactate levels, oxygen utilization, and outcome measures in pediatric patients undergoing cavopulmonary connection managed with two different red blood cell transfusion strategies.
Methods: We propose a prospective, randomized clinical trial of sixty-six pediatric patients with cyanotic, complex congenital cardiac disease undergoing cavopulmonary connection as their operative repair. Thirty-three patients will be randomly assigned to a low Hb strategy of transfusion, in which red cells are transfused if the hemoglobin concentration falls below 9.0 g/dL, and hemoglobin concentrations are maintained about 8.5 g/dL. Thirty-three additional patients will be randomly assigned to the high Hb transfusion strategy, where red cells are transfused if the hemoglobin concentration falls below 13.0 g/dL, and hemoglobin concentrations are maintained about 12.5 g/dL. The primary endpoint will be comparison of mean arterial lactate levels from 8 to 72 hours post-operatively. The secondary endpoints will be oxygen utilization reflected by the arterio-venous oxygen difference (AV-difference) and arterio-cerebral oxygen difference (AC-difference). Measures of oxygen utilization will be derived from arterial oxygen saturation (SaO2), mixed venous oxygen saturation (SvO2), and cerebral oxygen saturation (ScO2) collected at various time points throughout the study. Tertiary outcome measures will be length of mechanical ventilation, length of oxygen use and of vasoactive agent administration, length pediatric cardiac intensive care unit (PCICU) admission, volume of blood transfused, and mortality. Data from each group will be compared using analysis of variance to assess for the presence of a difference between the two transfusion strategies. If a significant difference between the two groups exists, T-tests will be performed to compare data points between each group to assess for a significant difference.
Hypothesis: A more restrictive (low Hb) strategy of red cell transfusion will be as effective as, and possibly superior to, the historical (high Hb) approach. Allowing a lower Hb concentration will decrease RBC donor exposure and may decrease the known complications of RBC transfusions. We postulate that no significant difference will exist between the two transfusion groups in regards to hemodynamic and cardiopulmonary status (as evidenced by mean lactate levels) and oxygen utilization.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00350220
|United States, New York|
|University of Rochester|
|Rochester, New York, United States, 14642|
|Principal Investigator:||Jill M Cholette, MD||University of Rochester|