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S.A.F.E.BT System Extracorporeal Treatment With DIAPACT CRRT (SAFEbt)

This study has been terminated.
(Suspended to conduct interval analysis.)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
B. Braun Medical Inc. Identifier:
First received: March 8, 2011
Last updated: February 2, 2017
Last verified: August 2014
The purpose of this study is to determine if Selective Adsorption System for Removal of Bacterial Toxins (S.A.F.E.BT) therapy is effective in the treatment of severe sepsis.

Condition Intervention
Severe Sepsis Device: S.A.F.E.BT

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Randomized, Multi-Centre, Controlled Clinical Study on Effect of the Selective Adsorption System for Removal of Bacterial Toxins (S.A.F.E.BT) Therapy on Disease Severity and Inflammation in Mechanically-Ventilated Subjects Due to Severe Sepsis

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Further study details as provided by B. Braun Medical Inc.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) Score [ Time Frame: Baseline through Day 8 ]
    The primary outcome measure is the average of all changes in daily Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) scores from baseline through Day 8.

Enrollment: 16
Study Start Date: April 2011
Study Completion Date: June 2015
Primary Completion Date: March 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Group A
S.A.F.E.BT plus Standard of Care therapy
Device: S.A.F.E.BT
Five (5) S.A.F.E.BT treatments within a 7 day treatment period.
No Intervention: Group B
Standard of Care therapy alone

Detailed Description:
Is extracorporeal treatment effective in the treatment of sepsis

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

Inclusion Criteria

  • Clinical diagnosis of Sepsis
  • Mechanical ventilation due to acute pulmonary dysfunction
  • One additional (second) acute sepsis-related organ dysfunction

Exclusion Criteria

  • Pregnant women and nursing mothers
  • Conditions or medications associated with an increased risk of bleeding/complications from anticoagulation
  • Previous episode of sepsis during this hospitalization
  • PaO2/FiO2 ratio < 300
  • Severe granulocytopenia (leukocytes <500 / μl)
  • Acute hepatic diseases or severe liver failure or cirrhosis
  • Chronic cardiovascular disease precluding extracorporeal treatment
  • Human immunodeficiency virus complicated by AIDS defining illness
  • Evidence of active bleeding - uncontrolled hemorrhage
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01312675

United States, Kentucky
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky, United States, 40536
United States, Maryland
University of Maryland Medical Center
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21201
Sponsors and Collaborators
B. Braun Medical Inc.
Study Director: Robert Wilkins, MBChB FRCA BBraun Inc
  More Information

Responsible Party: B. Braun Medical Inc. Identifier: NCT01312675     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BA-I-H-0903
Study First Received: March 8, 2011
Last Updated: February 2, 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Keywords provided by B. Braun Medical Inc.:
severe sepsis
mechanical ventilation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome
Pathologic Processes processed this record on September 25, 2017