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Fenoldopam and Splanchnic Perfusion During Cardiopulmonary Bypass

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00747331
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 5, 2008
Last Update Posted : April 13, 2009
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
IRCCS Policlinico S. Donato

Brief Summary:

Cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) for cardiac operations may be accompanied by different patterns of visceral underperfusion. This could result in clinical patterns of lactic acidosis but in the most severe cases there is the risk for mesenteric infarction (0.2% of the cases). Renal function as well may be impaired due to a low oxygen delivery, and acute renal failure occurs in 1-2% of cases.

Fenoldopam mesilate is a selective splanchnic vasodilator when used at a dose < 0.1 mcg/kg/min.

The experimental hypothesis of this randomized, controlled trial (RCT) is that the use of fenoldopam may determine a better visceral perfusion during CPB.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Cardiac Complications Cardiopulmonary Bypass Drug: Fenoldopam mesilate Drug: Placebo Phase 4

Detailed Description:

Randomized placebo-controlled double blinded study. Patients undergoing complex cardiac operations will be randomly allocated to the study or the control group.

All the patients will receive the standard of care of our Institution. Adequacy of CPB perfusion will be assessed using oxygen delivery calculation, lactate production, SvO2.


Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 80 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Fenoldopam Prophylaxis of Splanchnic Organs Underperfusion During Cardiopulmonary Bypass: a Randomized, Controlled Trial.
Study Start Date : September 2008
Primary Completion Date : April 2009
Study Completion Date : April 2009

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: A Drug: Fenoldopam mesilate
Continuous intravenous infusion at 0.1 mcg/kg/min starting immediately before CPB and ending after 12 hours from the end of the operation
Other Name: Corlopam
Placebo Comparator: B Drug: Placebo

Intravenous infusion (saline)

Infused at the same rate (ml/h) as the experimental drug

Other Name: Saline



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Peak blood lactate levels during CPB [ Time Frame: 3 hours ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Urine output during CPB [ Time Frame: 3 hours ]
  2. Peak blood lactate levels during the postoperative period [ Time Frame: 48 hours after the end of the operation ]
  3. Peak serum creatinine level during the postoperative period [ Time Frame: 48 hours after the end of the operation ]


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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:

  • Complex, combined cardiac operation
  • Predicted CPB duration > 90 minutes

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age < 18 years
  • No written informed consent

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Locations
Italy
IRCCS Policlinico S.Donato
San donato Milanese, Milan, Italy, 20097
Sponsors and Collaborators
IRCCS Policlinico S. Donato
Investigators
Study Director: Marco Ranucci, M.D. IRCCS Policlinico S. Donato

Publications:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Marco Ranucci, M.D., IRCCS Policlinico S.Donato
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00747331     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: FenoldopamCPB
First Posted: September 5, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 13, 2009
Last Verified: April 2009

Keywords provided by IRCCS Policlinico S. Donato:
Cardiopulmonary bypass
Lactic acidosis
Oxygen delivery
Acute renal failure
outcome
cardiac
surgery

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Fenoldopam
Antihypertensive Agents
Vasodilator Agents
Dopamine Agonists
Dopamine Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Physiological Effects of Drugs