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Impact of Low Dose Unfractionated Heparin Treatment on Inflammation in Sepsis

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Khie Chen Lie, Indonesia University Identifier:
First received: May 8, 2014
Last updated: July 6, 2014
Last verified: July 2014

Sepsis is a clinical syndrome which infection trigger systemic inflammatory response. Uncontrolled inflammatory process leads to multiple organ dysfunction and cause early mortality in severe sepsis. Unfractionated heparin is an anticoagulant that widely used either for DVT prophylaxis or treatment of disseminated intravascular coagulation. Heparin also have an anti-inflammatory effect through downregulates nuclear factor kappa B and tumor necrosis factor alpha.

Aim of this study is to determine effects of low dose unfractionated heparin treatment on inflammation in severe sepsis patient.

Condition Intervention Phase
Severe Sepsis With Septic Shock Severe Sepsis Without Septic Shock Drug: Unfractionated heparin Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Randomized Control Trial to Assessed the Impact of Low Dose Unfractionated Heparin Treatment on Inflammation in Severe Sepsis

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Further study details as provided by Khie Chen Lie, Indonesia University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • inflammation [ Time Frame: 3 days ]
    determine effects of low dose unfractionated heparin treatment on nuclear factor kappa B, inhibitor kappa B kinase and tumor necrosis factor-alpha.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • clinical outcome [ Time Frame: 14 days ]
    determine impact of low dose unfractionated heparin on mortality and improvement APACHE II score

Enrollment: 115
Study Start Date: January 2013
Study Completion Date: June 2014
Primary Completion Date: June 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Unfractionated Heparin
Low dose unfractionated Heparin 10 unit/kgBW/hour continuous infusion
Drug: Unfractionated heparin
10 unit/kgBW/hour continuous infusion for 72 hours
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Normal saline packed in same form with trial drugs.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with severe sepsis and septic shock define by revised Sepsis Criteria (2001)
  • Within 48 hour diagnose sepsis
  • Agree to participate

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy and lactation
  • Severe thrombocytopenia, platelet less than 30.000/mm3
  • Bleeding or high risk of major bleeding
  • During anticoagulant treatment
  • After thrombolytic treatment
  • Decompensated chronic liver diseases
  • Chronic kidney diseases on dialysis treatment
  • During high dose corticosteroid treatment
  • HIV with CD4 count below 50/mm3
  • Indication for high dose heparin treatment
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT02135770

Dr. Cipto Mangunkusumo General Hospital
Jakarta, Indonesia, 10430
Sponsors and Collaborators
Indonesia University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Khie Chen Lie, MD, Indonesia University Identifier: NCT02135770     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HLDS01
Study First Received: May 8, 2014
Last Updated: July 6, 2014

Keywords provided by Khie Chen Lie, Indonesia University:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Shock, Septic
Pathologic Processes
Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome
Calcium heparin
Fibrinolytic Agents
Fibrin Modulating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on August 17, 2017