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Myoglobin Removal by High Cut-off CVVHD (HicoRhabdo)

This study has been completed.
Gambro Dialysatoren GmbH
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Baxter Healthcare Corporation Identifier:
First received: November 4, 2011
Last updated: April 4, 2017
Last verified: April 2017
A high cut-off dialyzer (septeX) is tested for the removal of myoglobin which is not efficiently removed by standard high flux dialysis membranes. Hypothesis: The high cut-off dialyzer (septeX) can remove 2-fold more efficiently myoglobin from the circulation of Rhabdomyolysis patients as by conventional treatment with standard high flux dialyzer.

Condition Intervention
Renal Failure
Device: septeX
Device: HF CVVH

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: No masking
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Myoglobin Reduction by High Cut-off (HCO) Continuous Veno- Venous Hemodialysis (CVVHD) in Patients With Rhabdomyolysis and an Increased Risk for Acute Kidney Injury

Further study details as provided by Baxter Healthcare Corporation:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Myoglobin plasma level [ Time Frame: 24h ]
    Two fold- increased reduction of myoglobin plasma level in favor of the HCO CVVHD group compared with standard therapy group (HF-CVVH and fluid therapy, respectively) after 48 hours treatment time.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • eGFR [ Time Frame: at 3 and 6 month after treatment ]
    Estimation of kidney function by estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR)

  • Duration of hospital stay (days)and Duration of ICU stay (days) [ Time Frame: 6 month ]
  • Duration of dialysis dependence (days) [ Time Frame: 6 month ]
  • Diuresis / oliguria (<0.5 ml/kg/12h)/ anuria [ Time Frame: 6 month ]
  • patient survival [ Time Frame: 6 month ]

Enrollment: 16
Study Start Date: November 2011
Study Completion Date: May 2014
Primary Completion Date: April 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: HCO CVVHD
treatment of rhabdomyolysis pts with septeX dialyzer
Device: septeX
continuous veno-venose hemodialysis (CVVHD) with dialysate flow rate (Qd)of 35ml/kg/h for 48h
Active Comparator: HF CVVH
treatment of rhabdomyolysis pts with standard high flux dialyzer
Device: HF CVVH
continuous veno-venose hemofiltration (CVVH) with 35ml/kg/h UF-rate for 48h

Detailed Description:

Excess myoglobin in the circulation is a causative pathogenetic factor of rhabdomyolysis associated with acute kidney injury (AKI). The rapid elimination of myoglobin by standard dialysis membranes is limited to its molecular weight of 17.8kDa, although some removal can be achieved when a convective therapy is applied.

Significant clearance for myoglobin has been reported for high flux membranes from < 8 mL/min (5) up to 22 mL/h (CVVH) (10) and for high cut-off (HCO) membranes a mean clearance rate of 36.2 mL/min in HD mode (7) and 39.2 mL/h in CVVH mode (5). The use of high cut-off (HCO) continuous veno- venous hemodialysis (CVVHD) may constitute a novel therapeutic strategy for effectively reduction of myoglobin in the patient's serum to ameliorate the course of AKI.

Previously, a case study of the removal of myoglobin by HCO-CVVH in one single patient with severe rhabdomyolysis was published.


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Acute Rhabdomyolysis
  • placed central venous catheter
  • Indication for RRT due to Serum CK level > 5000 u/L
  • Age ≥ 18 years
  • Signed ICF

Exclusion Criteria:

  • End stage CKD (dialysis dependent) renal failure before manifestation of rhabdomyolysis
  • Pregnancy or lactation
  • Palliative treatment
  • Participation in other clinical studies
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01467180

Klinik für Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Uni-Klinikum
Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany, 60590
Sponsors and Collaborators
Baxter Healthcare Corporation
Gambro Dialysatoren GmbH
  More Information

Responsible Party: Baxter Healthcare Corporation Identifier: NCT01467180     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1490
CIV-11-06-000843 ( Other Identifier: Eudamed )
Study First Received: November 4, 2011
Last Updated: April 4, 2017

Keywords provided by Baxter Healthcare Corporation:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Renal Insufficiency
Kidney Diseases
Urologic Diseases
Muscular Diseases
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