Phenylephrine Versus Norepinephrine in Septic Shock

This study has been completed.
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University of Roma La Sapienza Identifier:
First received: May 30, 2007
Last updated: NA
Last verified: March 2007
History: No changes posted
Clinical studies evaluating the clinical use of phenylephrine in septic shock are lacking. The present study was designed to compare the effects of norepinephrine and phenylephrine on systemic and regional hemodynamics in patients with catecholamine-dependent septic shock.

Condition Intervention Phase
Septic Shock
Drug: Phenylephrine
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effects of Phenylephrine on Systemic and Regional Hemodynamics in Patients With Septic Shock: a Crossover Pilot Study

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Systemic and regional hemodynamics [ Time Frame: 24 hours ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Organ functions, adverse effects [ Time Frame: 24 hours ]

Enrollment: 15
Study Start Date: January 2007
Study Completion Date: March 2007

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clical diagnosis of Septic Shock
  • norepinephrine to maintain mean arterial pressure between 65 and 75 mmHg despite adequate volume resuscitation (pulmonary artery occlusion pressure = 12-18 mmHg and central venous pressure = 8-12 mmHg).

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age < 18 years
  • Pregnancy
  • Present or suspected acute coronary artery disease
  • Present or suspected acute mesenteric ischemia.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00481442

Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive care of the University of Rome "La Sapienza"
Rome, Italy, 00161
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Roma La Sapienza
Principal Investigator: Andrea Morelli, MD Departement of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care of the University of Rome "La Sapienza"
  More Information Identifier: NCT00481442     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1125 
Study First Received: May 30, 2007
Last Updated: May 30, 2007
Health Authority: Italy: Ethics Committee

Keywords provided by University of Roma La Sapienza:
Septic shock

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Shock, Septic
Pathologic Processes
Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome
Adrenergic Agents
Adrenergic Agonists
Adrenergic alpha-1 Receptor Agonists
Adrenergic alpha-Agonists
Autonomic Agents
Cardiotonic Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Nasal Decongestants
Neurotransmitter Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Protective Agents
Respiratory System Agents
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