The Effects of Inhaled Nitric Oxide After Fontan Operation

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 24, 2009
Last Update Posted : May 4, 2012
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Nemours Children's Clinic

Brief Summary:
Pleural effusions continue to be a post-operative complication seen after Fontan operation. This study will examine the use inhaled nitric oxide given for 54 hours after Fontan operation to improve fluid balance. The study hypothesis is that inhaled nitric oxide after Fontan operation will improve fluid balance, thus decreasing the incidence of pleural effusions and shortening hospital stay.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Congenital Heart Defect Drug: inhaled nitric oxide Phase 2 Phase 3

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 21 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effects of Inhaled Nitric Oxide on Patient Morbidity and Length of Hospital Stay Following Fontan Operation
Study Start Date : August 2006
Primary Completion Date : December 2011
Study Completion Date : December 2011

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Intervention Details:
    Drug: inhaled nitric oxide
    Inhaled nitric oxide 40ppm for 48 hours followed by a 6-hour wean.
    Other Name: Inomax

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. length of hospital stay following Fontan [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Maximum post-op weight [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]
  2. Daily fluid balance [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]
  3. Magnitude of pleural fluid collection [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]
  4. Thoracentesis [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]
  5. Duration of pleural effusions [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   1 Year to 5 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male/female patients
  • Undergoing Fontan operation at the Nemours Cardiac Center at A. I. duPont Hospital for Children
  • Written parental permission to participate in this research study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any condition which the PI feels will interfere with the patient's safe and effective participation

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00945529

United States, Delaware
A. I. duPont Hospital for Children/Nemours Cardiac Center
Wilmington, Delaware, United States, 19803
Sponsors and Collaborators
Nemours Children's Clinic
Principal Investigator: Ellen Spurrier, MD Nemours Children's Clinic - A. I. duPont Hospital for Children

Responsible Party: Ellen Spurrier, MD, Nemours Identifier: NCT00945529     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SPURE1
First Posted: July 24, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 4, 2012
Last Verified: May 2012

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Defects, Congenital
Cardiovascular Abnormalities
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases
Congenital Abnormalities
Nitric Oxide
Bronchodilator Agents
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Asthmatic Agents
Respiratory System Agents
Free Radical Scavengers
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Neurotransmitter Agents
Endothelium-Dependent Relaxing Factors
Vasodilator Agents
Protective Agents