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Preoperative Methylprednisolone in Endovascular Aortic Repair (POMEVAR)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 5, 2009
Last Update Posted : November 14, 2014
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Louise de la Motte, Rigshospitalet, Denmark

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to attenuate the systemic inflammatory response after Endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms, by administration of a single preoperative dosage of Methylprednisolone.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Drug: Methylprednisolone Drug: Physiological Saline Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 150 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Preoperative Methylprednisolone in Endovascular Aortic Repair - a Randomized Double Blind Placebo Controlled Clinical Trial
Study Start Date : October 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2013
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2013

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Methylprednisolone
75 patients will receive a single preoperative dosage of Methylprednisolone
Drug: Methylprednisolone
A single preoperative dosage 30 mg/kg Methylprednisolone suspended in physiological saline (100 ml in total) given intravenously as a 30 minute infusion, 2 hours before surgery.
Other Name: Solu-Medrol, Pfizer.

Placebo Comparator: Physiological Saline
75 patients will receive a single preoperative dosage of Physiological Saline
Drug: Physiological Saline
A single preoperative dosage 100 ml given intravenously as a 30 minute infusion, 2 hours before surgery
Other Name: Physiological Saline 9 mg/ml, Fresenius Kabi

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Systemic inflammatory response syndrome - SIRS [ Time Frame: Within 5 postoperative days ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Length of postoperative hospital stay [ Time Frame: Until discharge ]
  2. Interleukin 6 plasma level [ Time Frame: Within 5 postoperative days ]
  3. Adverse events related to Methylprednisolone [ Time Frame: Within 5 postoperative days ]

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Elective endovascular repair of an asymptomatic abdominal aortic aneurysm.
  • Informed signed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Positive HIV status, positive hepatitis B or C status
  • Immunoinflammatory disease - except topically treated skin disease and respiratory disease.
  • Glaucoma
  • Gastric or duodenal ulcer
  • Systemic fungal infection
  • Immunosuppressive treatment
  • Current treatment for cancer
  • Allergy towards contents of Solu-Medrol
  • Alcohol consumption: Men > 21 drinks and women > 14 drinks weekly
  • Pregnancy
  • Lack of informed signed consent
  • Patients where follow up is planned at other location than Rigshospitalet.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00989729

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Department of Vascular Surgery, Rigshospitalet 3111
Copenhagen, Denmark, 2100
Sponsors and Collaborators
Louise de la Motte
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Principal Investigator: Louise de la Motte, MD Rigshospitalet, Denmark

Publications of Results:
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Responsible Party: Louise de la Motte, MD, Rigshospitalet, Denmark Identifier: NCT00989729     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EVAR-150-2009
EudraCT number 2009-013441-28
First Posted: October 5, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 14, 2014
Last Verified: November 2014
Keywords provided by Louise de la Motte, Rigshospitalet, Denmark:
Endovascular Aortic Repair
Systemic inflammatory response syndrome
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Aortic Aneurysm
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal
Methylprednisolone Acetate
Methylprednisolone Hemisuccinate
Prednisolone acetate
Prednisolone hemisuccinate
Prednisolone phosphate
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Aortic Diseases
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Gastrointestinal Agents
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Neuroprotective Agents
Protective Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal
Antineoplastic Agents