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Randomized Study on the Effects of Moderate Anaemia in Free Microvascular Tissue Transfer

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01848431
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (staff change and lack of ressources)
First Posted : May 7, 2013
Last Update Posted : November 10, 2020
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Zurich

Brief Summary:

The evaluation of Perfusion of free flaps in patients with moderate anaemia and possible reduction of the transfusion threshold.

  • Trial with surgical intervention

Condition or disease
Open Fracture of Foot Tumor

Detailed Description:

In study group 1 patients will be kept at a hematocrit level below 28% and only receive transfusions if symptomatic or the fall below 25%. Patients in group 2 will receive transfusions to reach a hematocrit always above 30%.

Tissue perfusion in free flaps will be measured with indocyanine green fluorescence angiography, confocal microscopy and oxygen partial pressure measurement probes.

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 0 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Randomized Study on the Effects of Moderate Anaemia in Free Microvascular Tissue Transfer
Estimated Study Start Date : May 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2018
Actual Study Completion Date : January 2018

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MedlinePlus related topics: Anemia

anaemia group
no blood transfusions will be given until hct falls under 25%
normal hct group
patients in group 2 will receive transfusions as is currently standard protocol outside the study

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of Blood transfusions peri- and postoperative [ Time Frame: 10 days ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA
Blood analysis

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
patients scheduled for defect reconstruction with free flaps and a preoperative hematocrit of 28 % or below

Inclusion criteria:

  • planned defect reconstruction with free flap and preoperative hematocrit of 28% or below

Exclusion criteria:

  • coagulation disorder
  • Jehovah's witness
  • iodine allergy
  • renal or hepatic insufficiency

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01848431

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University Hospital Zurich, Center for Reconstructive Surgery
Zurich, ZH, Switzerland, 8091
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Zurich
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Principal Investigator: Maurizio Calcagni, MD University Hospital Zurich, Clinic of Reconstructive Surgery
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Responsible Party: University of Zurich
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01848431    
Other Study ID Numbers: FF-HTC Verson 1-3
First Posted: May 7, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 10, 2020
Last Verified: December 2014
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Fractures, Open
Fractures, Bone
Wounds and Injuries