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Oxidative Stress and Cardiac Arrest

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Institut d'Anesthesiologie des Alpes Maritimes Identifier:
First received: April 25, 2009
Last updated: June 30, 2011
Last verified: June 2011

Cardiac arrest is a major health problem reaching 375000 cases in Europe each year. Only 5 to 31 % survive after an out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). The main complication after OHCA is the anoxic encephalopathy. Recently mild hypothermia has shown a beneficial effect on survival. But the mechanisms underlying these therapy are not clear.

Cardiac arrest is an example of ischemia reperfusion of the entire body. And it is well demonstrated that reperfusion generates an oxidative stress. But it has never been shown in a clinical setting.

The aim of the study is to evaluate oxidative stress after out of hospital cardiac arrest treated with mild hypothermia.

Heart Arrest

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Evaluation of Oxidative Stress After Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest Treated With Moderate Hypothermia

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Further study details as provided by Institut d'Anesthesiologie des Alpes Maritimes:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Oxidative stress markers and antioxidants after out of hospital cardiac arrest [ Time Frame: 4 days ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Lactate after out of hospital cardiac arrest [ Time Frame: 4 days ]
  • Outcome after out of hospital cardiac arrest [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: April 2006
Study Completion Date: December 2010
Primary Completion Date: June 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Out of hospital cardiac arrest
Out of hospital cardiac patients successfully resuscitated and admitted to ICU


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
community sample

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Out of hospital cardiac arrest

Exclusion Criteria:

  • refractory shock
  • moribund patient
  • resuscitation > 60 minutes
  • hypothermia < 30 degrees
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00888966

CHU de Nice
Nice, France, 06003
Sponsors and Collaborators
Institut d'Anesthesiologie des Alpes Maritimes
Study Chair: Carole Ichai, MD, PhD CHU de Nice
  More Information

Responsible Party: Orban MD, CHU de Nice Identifier: NCT00888966     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IAAM 2009-2
Study First Received: April 25, 2009
Last Updated: June 30, 2011

Keywords provided by Institut d'Anesthesiologie des Alpes Maritimes:
heart arrest
oxidative stress
lactic acid

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Arrest
Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases processed this record on May 25, 2017