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Extracorporeal Immune Support System (EISS) for the Treatment of Septic Patients (EISS-1)

This study has been completed.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: January 7, 2009
Last Update Posted: January 7, 2009
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University of Rostock
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of an extracorporeal application of a bed-side bioreactor containing human donor granulocytes on the course and outcome of septic shock in humans.

Condition Intervention Phase
Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock Device: EISS Phase 1 Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: PhaseI/II Study of the Safety and Efficacy of the Use of Granulocyte-Concentrates Applied in Extracorporeal Circulation Devices-the EISS-1 Study

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Further study details as provided by University of Rostock:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • single organ functions (circulation, kidney, lung, liver) [ Time Frame: 28day post inclusion ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • survival [ Time Frame: 28day post inclusion ]

Enrollment: 10
Study Start Date: December 2003
Study Completion Date: June 2008
Primary Completion Date: April 2004 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: EISS-treatment
In this arm patients receive additional treatment with the EISS-bioreactor
Device: EISS
Two six hour-treatments with the EISS-Immune-cell bioreactor device within 72 hours post inclusion.


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • sepsis with at least one organ failure (severe sepsis) or septic shock

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Participation in another study within the last 30 days
  • Earlier participation in this study
  • Pregnancy
  • Bleeding, clinically not controlled (needing more than 2 red blood cell-transfusions per day)
  • Hemodynamic shock for more than 12 hours (systolic BP <90mmHg) despite adequate therapy
  • HIV infection
  • HCV infection, active
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00818597

University of Rostock, Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology
Rostock, Germany, 18055
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Rostock
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Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Steffen Mitzner/ Head Division of Nephrology, University of Rostock, Medical Faculty
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00818597     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EISS-1
First Submitted: January 5, 2009
First Posted: January 7, 2009
Last Update Posted: January 7, 2009
Last Verified: January 2009

Keywords provided by University of Rostock:
septic shock
granulocyte bioreactor

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Shock, Septic
Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome
Pathologic Processes