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Goal Directed Therapy (GDT) in Cytoreductive Surgery (CRS) and Hyperthermic Intra Peritoneal Chemotherapy (Hipec)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ester Forastiere, Regina Elena Cancer Institute Identifier:
First received: June 10, 2013
Last updated: April 25, 2017
Last verified: April 2017
The aim of the study is to assess whether in cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) the use of a protocol of intravenous fluid therapy combined with goal directed fluid therapy (GDT) is associated with a significant change in morbidity, length of hospital stay and mortality compared to a standard fluid therapy. Patients undergoing CRS and hipec are randomly divided into two treatment groups. The GDT group receive fluid intravenous therapy according to a specific treatment protocol guided by monitored hemodynamic parameters assessed using the arterial pressure signal monitoring to assess stroke volume and cardiac output via an automated pulse contour analysis (Flotrac/Vigileo®); the control group receive the standard fluid therapy (crystalloid and colloid). Fluid therapy regimen is free in the control group and targeted in the GDT group. In both groups, the investigators evaluate the incidence of major abdominal and systemic complications, the total duration of hospital stay, mortality, the total amount of fluids administered, their breakdown (crystalloid/colloid) and the total number of colloid boluses administered.

Condition Intervention
Primary Peritoneal Neoplasm Secondary Peritoneal Neoplasm Drug: Goal Directed Intravenous Restrictive Fluid Therapy Drug: Conventional Intravenous Fluid therapy

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Cytoreductive Surgery With Hyperthermic Intra-Peritoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) - Goal Directed Therapy vs. Standard Fluid Therapy. Prospective Randomized Study

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Further study details as provided by Ester Forastiere, Regina Elena Cancer Institute:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • rate of abdominal complications [ Time Frame: 90 day postoperative complication ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Overall Survival [ Time Frame: 90 day overall survival ]

Other Outcome Measures:
  • length of hospital stay [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]

Enrollment: 80
Study Start Date: June 2010
Study Completion Date: September 2012
Primary Completion Date: June 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Goal directed therapy intravenous restricitve fluid protocol Drug: Goal Directed Intravenous Restrictive Fluid Therapy
Basal infusion of crystalloids (normal saline,Ringer's lactate,Ringer's solution) at 4 ml/kg/h and boluses of colloids (HES 130/0.4 ) for values of cardiac index (CI) <2.5 l/min/m2, stroke volume index (SVI) < 35 SVI ml/m2 and stroke volume variation (SVV)> 15%. In the case of CI <2.5 l/min/m2 and SVI <35 ml/m2 with SVV < 15%, an infusion with dopamine was initiated.
Other Names:
  • Normal Saline
  • Ringer's lactate
  • Ringer's solution
  • Hydroxyethyl starch 130/0,4 (HES 130,04)
  • Automated pulse contour
Active Comparator: Control arm Drug: Conventional Intravenous Fluid therapy
Basal infusion of crystalloid (normal saline,Ringer's lactate,Ringer's solution)variable from 4 to 12 ml/kg/hour.
Other Names:
  • Normal saline
  • Ringer's lactate
  • Ringer's solution


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients selected for Cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients under the age of 18, patients with hemodynamically significant aortic regurgitation and heart rhythm disorders
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01882920

Regina Elena CI
Rome, Italy, 00144
Sponsors and Collaborators
Regina Elena Cancer Institute
Principal Investigator: Ester Forastiere, M.D. Regina Elena CI
  More Information

Responsible Party: Ester Forastiere, M.D., Chief of Critical Area Department, Regina Elena Cancer Institute Identifier: NCT01882920     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 89/10
Study First Received: June 10, 2013
Last Updated: April 25, 2017

Keywords provided by Ester Forastiere, Regina Elena Cancer Institute:
Cytoreductive surgery
hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy
Goal directed fluid therapy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Peritoneal Neoplasms
Body Temperature Changes
Signs and Symptoms
Abdominal Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Peritoneal Diseases
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