Thromboelastography in in Patients With Sepsis

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified October 2009 by Assaf-Harofeh Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : October 14, 2009
Last Update Posted : October 14, 2009
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Assaf-Harofeh Medical Center

Brief Summary:


The study is an observational prospective trial that includes 150 patients 18 or older admitted to our icu because of severe sepsis or septic shock as defined by the American College of Chest Physicians/ Society of Critical Care Medicine consensus conference.

Patients whose primary reason for hospital admission is sepsis or patients developing sepsis after elective invasive procedure will be included.

Only patients with known former primary coagulation/hypercoagulability disorder wil be excluded.


Within 12 hours of admission to the intensive care unit (ICU) blood will be drawn for the following:

Blood count, glucose, urea, creatinine, liver function tests, prothrombin time, partial thromboplastin time, Ddimer, fibrinogen and TEG (thromboelastography) assay will be performed.

These blood tests will be also drawn on day 2 and 4 of admission. On day one, another 3 cc of blood will be drawn and frozen in -80 degrees for levels of coagulation factors: I, II, V, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, XIII, Antithrombin III, protein C, S.

Demographic data will be collected according to patient chart, and the acute physiologic and chronic health evaluation (APACHE) II score will be assessed after 24 hours. Vital signs will be collected from monitors.

Informed consent will be waved due to lack of any intervention and the general condition of patients unable to sign an informed consent.

Control group will include 10 healthy individuals.

End point:

The primary end point is to determine the common hypercoagulable/coagulation disorders according to TEG.

The secondary end point is to determine whether TEG results have prognostic implications on this group of severe septic patients.

Condition or disease
Shock, Surgical Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 100 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Thromboelastography in Patients Admitted to the ICU for Severe Sepsis
Study Start Date : March 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date : May 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date : May 2010

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Sepsis Shock
U.S. FDA Resources

Septic Patients
Healthy Control

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. To determine the common hypercoagulable/ coagulation disorders according to thromboelastography (TEG) [ Time Frame: In hospital ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. To determine whether TEG results have prognostic implications on this group of severe septic patients [ Time Frame: 28 day ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients With sepsis or septic shock admitted to ICU

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All patients age 18 years or older admitted to ICU whose primary reason for admission was sepsis or suffering sepsis or septic shock after elective surgical procedure

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients suffering primary disease affecting the coagulation system

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00994877

Contact: ASAF MILLER, MD 972-577-346002

Asaf Harofeh Medical Center Recruiting
Beer Yaakov, Israel
Contact: asaf miller   
Principal Investigator: ASAF MILLER, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Assaf-Harofeh Medical Center
Principal Investigator: asaf miller, md Asaf Harofeh Medical Center

Responsible Party: ASAF MILLER MD, Assaf Harofeh Medical Center Identifier: NCT00994877     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 34/09
First Posted: October 14, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 14, 2009
Last Verified: October 2009

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome
Shock, Surgical
Pathologic Processes
Postoperative Complications