Study in an Ex-vivo Thrombosis Model With Human Umbilical Vein Endothelial Cells (HUVEC)-Perfusion (HUVEC)

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified April 2012 by Ghazaleh Gouya, Medical University of Vienna.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : November 25, 2009
Last Update Posted : April 24, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ghazaleh Gouya, Medical University of Vienna

Brief Summary:

Evaluation of fibrin and platelet deposition on a human umbilical endothelial cell surface in perfusion chamber experiments using human whole blood.

Open-label, non interventional study Perfusion chamber experiment will be performed in 30 healthy patients. The Impact of different pH-solutions on thrombus lysis will be evaluated in an in-vitro second step


D-Dimer content of the thrombus reflecting the size of the thrombus.

Condition or disease
Thrombosis Thrombus Formation Thrombus Stability

Detailed Description:

All Subjects will have two perfusion chamber experiment as follow with an estimated maximum of blood loss of 165ml:

Before blood perfusion, perfuse the system including the chambers with human umbilical vein endothelial cell coated glass slides (HUVEC), with sodium chloride (NaCl) (0.9%), to ensure no leaks and to remove all air bubbles.

Blood is drawn from a vein in the arm with a Surflo® Winged Infusion Set, 19G (Terumo Europe, Leuven, Belgium) with a pump (Masterflex® L/S™, Cole-Parmer Instrument Company, Vernon Hills, Illinois, USA). Five mL of blood is discarded before each perfusion.

Three in serial placed flow chambers (with HUVEC) heated to 37°C are used. They are made of a Plexiglas block through which a cylindrical hole of 0.2 cm in diameter is machined. The aorta pieces are perfused at 10 mL/min for 5 minutes, followed by a 30 seconds perfusion with NaCl (0.9%).

The plasmin degraded thrombus D-Dimer content will be further evaluated under different conditions (different pH solutions).

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 30 participants
Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Human Umbilical Vein Endothelial Cells (HUVEC)-Perfusion
Study Start Date : November 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date : April 2012

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MedlinePlus related topics: Blood Clots
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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. D-Dimer content of the plasmin degraded thrombus [ Time Frame: Assessment will follow after all perfusion chamber experiments (1 week) ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA
supernatant of plasmin degraded thrombus including fibrin monomers

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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
30 healthy subjects

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age > 18 years
  • Written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Use of any medication
  • Current diseases
  • Anemia

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01020110

Medical University Vienna- Dept. of Clinical Pharmacology
Vienna, Austria, 1090
Sponsors and Collaborators
Medical University of Vienna
Principal Investigator: Michael Wolzt, MD Medical University Vienna

Responsible Party: Ghazaleh Gouya, Dr., Medical University of Vienna Identifier: NCT01020110     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HUVEC-Version1
First Posted: November 25, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 24, 2012
Last Verified: April 2012

Keywords provided by Ghazaleh Gouya, Medical University of Vienna:
perfusion chamber
thrombus D-Dimer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Embolism and Thrombosis
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases