Lowering Serum Uric Acid to Prevent Acute Kidney Injury (RasbAKI)
Acute kidney injury is associated with a rise in serum uric acid during cardiovascular surgery and can cause poor blood flow to the kidneys making them vulnerable to kidney injury. We hypothesize that hyperuricemia, particularly if chronic and marked, is a risk factor for acute kidney injury. The preoperative lowering of serum uric acid will reduce the incidence of acute kidney injury following cardiovascular surgery.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||Effect of Rasburicase on Acute Kidney Injury, Kidney Function, the Incidence of Renal Replacement Therapy and All-cause Mortality Following Cardiac Surgery.|
- Number of Patients With Acute Kidney Injury (AKI). [ Time Frame: Within 48 hours postoperatively ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Acute kidney injury will be defined as an increase in serum creatinine of 0.3mg/dL from baseline or a 50% increase in serum creatinine from baseline values within 48 hours after surgery.
|Study Start Date:||October 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||August 2011|
|Primary Completion Date:||July 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Active Comparator: Rasburicase
patients receiving rasburicase to lower serum uric acid
Rasburicase (Dose: 7.5mg in 50ml of normal saline administered over 30 minutes) or identical placebo will be administered as an (dosage form)intravenous infusion preoperatively.
Other Name: urate oxidase enzyme
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
patients will receive a placebo
Placebo drug (color-coded to appear identical to study drug) administered as an (dosage form) intravenous infusion preoperatively.
Other Name: inactive ingredient
The study will be a prospective, double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized, clinical trial, initiated and implemented conjointly by the Nephrology and Cardiovascular Surgery Departments at Shands Hospital at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. We propose to study whether lowering uric acid provides significant renal and cardiovascular protection in subjects undergoing cardiovascular surgery. Up to 30 patients presenting for elective or urgent cardiovascular surgery with uric acid level > 6.5 mg/dl and estimated glomerular filtration of 30 - 60 ml/min will be included in the study. Patients recruitment will continue until up to 30 patients have completed the study, taking into account expected patient loss due to withdrawal of consent, incomplete study and other reasons.
Patients will be randomized to a control group or rasburicase group. Rasburicase or identical placebo will be administered to each group after randomization. A selected number of patients may undergo additional testing for mechanistic (non-clinical) secondary endpoints.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00756964
|United States, Florida|
|University of Florida|
|Gainesville, Florida, United States, 32610|
|Principal Investigator:||A. Ahsan Ejaz, MD||University of Florida|