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Statin Therapy in the Treatment of Sepsis

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00676897
First Posted: May 13, 2008
Last Update Posted: June 14, 2017
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Michael Donnino, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  Purpose
Simvastatin will attenutat IL-6 levels and lead to a more rapid shock reversal than placebo

Condition Intervention Phase
Septic Shock Drug: Simvastatin Drug: Placebo Phase 2 Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Study of Statin Therapy in the Treatment of Sepsis

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Further study details as provided by Michael Donnino, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Time to Shock Reversal [ Time Frame: up to 7 days ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Inflammatory Marker Levels [ Time Frame: over 24 hours (time zero and time 24 hours) ]
    Change in inflammatory marker levels over time from time zero to time 24 hour.


Enrollment: 18
Study Start Date: February 2008
Study Completion Date: December 2010
Primary Completion Date: December 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
Simvastatin 40 mg PO or NGT
Drug: Simvastatin
Simvastatin 40mg PO or NGT
Other Name: Zocor
Placebo Comparator: 2
Placebo
Drug: Placebo
Corn Starch

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Greater than 18 years old
  • Hypotensive requiring vasopressors
  • Suspected Infection

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant
  • Liver Failure (ALT or AST > 120)
  • Rhabomyolysis (CPK > 3x normal)
  • Comfort care measures status
  • Chronic Liver Disease (Cirrhosis)
  • Use of Cyclosporin, Digoxin, Statins
  • Patients who are unable to take medications by mouth or NGT
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00676897


Locations
United States, Massachusetts
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02446
Sponsors and Collaborators
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Michael W Donnino, MD Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Michael Donnino, Dr. Michael Donnino, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00676897     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2007P000257
First Submitted: May 9, 2008
First Posted: May 13, 2008
Results First Submitted: March 10, 2017
Results First Posted: June 14, 2017
Last Update Posted: June 14, 2017
Last Verified: May 2017

Keywords provided by Michael Donnino, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center:
statin, sepsis, septic shock, simvastatin

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Sepsis
Shock, Septic
Infection
Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome
Inflammation
Pathologic Processes
Shock
Simvastatin
Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors
Anticholesteremic Agents
Hypolipidemic Agents
Antimetabolites
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Lipid Regulating Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors