Acute Normovolemic Hemodilution in Patients Undergoing Cytoreductive Surgery for Advanced Ovarian Cancer
The purpose of this study is to help us learn how to lower the risk of a blood transfusion during surgery to remove ovarian cancer. Acute normovolemic hemodilution (ANH) is a technique performed in the operating room before the procedure begins that may reduce the risk of needing a transfusion during ovarian cancer surgery. During surgery, the patient's own blood is given back to them when needed, usually due to bleeding. If you don't need blood during surgery, your own blood will be given back at the end of the case.
The idea behind ANH is that that by removing the blood and replacing it with other fluids, the remaining blood becomes diluted. This diluted blood is then lost during surgery, usually due to bleeding. The original non-diluted blood is then transfused back as needed. This may mean a lower chance of needing an additional blood transfusion.
ANH has been studied at this hospital for other types of cancer. These studies suggest that ANH may help conserve blood. Although most studies suggest that ANH can be performed safely, one study showed that ANH could be associated with a higher rate of serious bowel complications than standard treatment. In this study, patients who underwent ANH had a higher rate of anastomotic leaks during bowel surgery. An anastomotic leak occurs when two ends of bowel that have been cut and sewn back together (the anastomosis), fall apart. The investigators don't know whether ANH will result in higher rates of anastomotic leaks in patients having ovarian cancer surgery. In fact, in another study evaluating ANH in patients having the kind of bowel resections that often occur in ovarian cancer surgery (the colon), no increased risk of anastomotic leaks was observed. For these reasons, researchers at MSKCC are conducting a study to find out if ANH can be used safely in patients undergoing surgery for ovarian cancer.
Epithelial Ovarian Cancer
Fallopian Tube Cancer
Primary Peritoneal Carcinoma
Procedure: Acute Normovolemic Hemodilution
|Study Design:||Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||A Pilot Study of Acute Normovolemic Hemodilution in Patients Undergoing Cytoreductive Surgery for Advanced Ovarian Cancer|
- the safety of performing acute normovolemic hemodilution (ANH) [ Time Frame: within 7 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]Allogenic red blood cell transfusion rate will be measured as any transfusion during the operating procedure or during the hospitalization
- impact on transfusion rates [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Allogenic red blood cell transfusion rate will be measured as any transfusion during the operating procedure or during the hospitalization. The charts of patients transfused outside of the guidelines will be flagged for auditing and will be reviewed by the PI. Such transfusions will be considered appropriate if a reasonable clinical justification is identified.
- length of hospitalization stay [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- postoperative complications [ Time Frame: within 30 days of surgery ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]Careful assessment and recording of all intraoperative and postoperative complications within 30 days of surgery according to universal guidelines as established by the Gynecologic Oncology Group and affirmed by the Division of Gynecology at MSKCC.
- operating time [ Time Frame: Duration of surgical procedure ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]operative time will be compared to historical controls that received standard intraoperative management.
|Study Start Date:||September 2011|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||September 2015|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||September 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Acute Normovolemic Hemodilution
A pilot study will be performed. Intraoperative data including vital signs, procedures performed, and transfusions of allogenic blood will be collected prospectively. Postoperative outcomes, including transfusions of allogenic blood, perioperative complications, and 30-day mortality will be collected prospectively. These outcomes will be compared to historical controls to assess for the safety and efficacy of ANH in ovarian cancer cytoreductive surgery.
Procedure: Acute Normovolemic Hemodilution
A predetermined volume of whole blood will be removed from these patients based on an established protocol. Crystalloid and colloid will then be infused to replace intravascular volume based on this protocol. Patients will be closely monitored intraoperatively with serum arterial hemoglobin (HgB) levels drawn hourly. Patients will be transfused with autologous blood if HgB < 7.0 g/dL. If the volume of autologous blood has not been transfused within eight hours or by the completion of the procedure, the remainder will be transfused at that time. If the volume of autologous blood has been transfused and the patients require additional blood transfusions (HgB <7g.dL), allogenic blood will be transfused thereafter. These transfusion triggers are based on common intraoperative practice patterns. Patients may also be transfused intraoperatively at any time for a HgB ≥ 7.0 g/dL based on the judgment of the attending anesthesiologist or surgeon but the reason will be recorded.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01442051
|Contact: Dennis Chi, MD||212-639-5016|
|Contact: Mary Fischer, MD||212-639-6745|
|United States, New York|
|Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center||Recruiting|
|New York, New York, United States, 10065|
|Contact: Dennis Chi, MD 212-639-5016|
|Contact: Mary Fischer, MD 212-639-6745|
|Principal Investigator: Dennis Chi, MD|
|Principal Investigator:||Dennis Chi, MD||Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.|