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Statin Therapy in the Treatment of Sepsis

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00676897
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 13, 2008
Results First Posted : June 14, 2017
Last Update Posted : June 14, 2017
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Michael Donnino, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Brief Summary:
Simvastatin will attenutat IL-6 levels and lead to a more rapid shock reversal than placebo

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Septic Shock Drug: Simvastatin Drug: Placebo Phase 2 Phase 3

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 18 participants
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
Study Start Date : February 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2010

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Drug Information available for: Simvastatin

Arm Intervention/treatment
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




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

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. 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.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
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

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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

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 Posted: May 13, 2008    Key Record Dates
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