Organ Protection With Sevoflurane Postconditioning

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 21, 2007
Last Update Posted : July 19, 2011
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University of Zurich

Brief Summary:
Organ protection, volatile anesthetics, postconditioning, hepatic surgery

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Hepatectomy Drug: Sevoflurane Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
This study aims at the evaluation of a potential attenuation of ischemic-reperfusion injury in the liver with sevoflurane postconditioning upon reperfusion.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 125 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Role of Volatile Anesthetics for Hepatic Protection in Ischemia-reperfusion: Postconditioning
Study Start Date : January 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2010

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Drug Information available for: Sevoflurane
U.S. FDA Resources

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Sevoflurane
Sevoflurane for pharmacological postconditioning
Drug: Sevoflurane
3.2 Vol % for postconditioning
Experimental: Propofol
Anesthesia maintenance with propofol instead of Sevoflurane postconditioning
Drug: Sevoflurane
3.2 Vol % for postconditioning

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Liver transaminase AST [ Time Frame: Postoperative phase until discharge ]
    Peak value

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. ALT peak value [ Time Frame: Postoperative phase until discharge ]
  2. Course of transaminases [ Time Frame: From the day before surgery, to 6 hours after surgery, up to postoperative day 7 ]
  3. Postoperative complications [ Time Frame: Postoperative phase until discharge ]
  4. Length of hospital stay [ Time Frame: Postoperative phase until discharge ]
  5. Need for prolonged intensive care unit stay (>24 hours) [ Time Frame: Postoperative phase until discharge ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion criteria:

  • older than 18 years
  • patients undergoing liver resection (benign or malignant tumors)

Exclusion criteria:

  • non-german speakers
  • laparoscopic liver resection
  • coagulopathy (platelets < 50'000/ml, Quick < 50%)
  • liver cirrhosis

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00518908

University Hospital of Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Zurich
Study Director: 01 Studienregister MasterAdmins UniversitaetsSpital Zuerich

Responsible Party: BECK SCHIMMER Beatrice, Professor, University Hospital Zurich, Department of Anesthesiology Identifier: NCT00518908     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: StV 34-2007
First Posted: August 21, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 19, 2011
Last Verified: July 2011

Keywords provided by University of Zurich:
Ischemia reperfusion injury
Organ protection

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors
Anesthetics, Inhalation
Anesthetics, General
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs