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Adsorbtion of Cytokines Early in Septic Shock: the ACESS Study

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Verified March 2017 by Domonkos Trásy, Szeged University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Domonkos Trásy, Szeged University Identifier:
First received: November 5, 2014
Last updated: March 8, 2017
Last verified: March 2017
The aim of the study is to investigate the effect of CytoSorb® treatment within the first 48 hours of septic shock on organ dysfunction, microcirculation and on the cytokine storm as monitored by leukocyte activation and inflammatory mediators.

Condition Intervention
Sepsis Septic Shock Device: CytoSorb 300ml device (3804606CE01)

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The Effect of Early Cytokine Absorption on the Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome and Organ Dysfunction in the First 48 Hours of Septic Shock

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Further study details as provided by Domonkos Trásy, Szeged University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Cytokine response [ Time Frame: First 48 hours of septic shock ]
    Cytokine response: procalcitonin, C-reactive protein, interleukin-1, interleukin-1ra, interleukin-6, interleukin-8, interleukin-10, Tumor Necrosis Factor- α

  • Organ dysfunctions [ Time Frame: First 48 hours of septic shock ]
    Organ dysfunctions: SOFA-scores, neurologic function (Glasgow coma scale), hemodynamic function (PiCCO parameters, ScvO2, lactate, dCO2), pulmonary function (gas exchange, pulmonary mechanics, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome classification (BERLIN)), renal function (KDIGO-, RIFLE-scores), gastrointestinal function (liver, GIT function, hematology (hemostasis, qualitative blood count)

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Leukocyte function [ Time Frame: First 48 hours of septic shock ]
    Leukocyte function: heterogeneity of leukocyte cell population in the bloodstream, T-cell activation and apoptosis, leukocyte inflammatory markers expression

  • Microcirculation [ Time Frame: First 48 hours of septic shock ]
    Microcirculation: orthogonal polarization spectroscopy (OPS), gastric tonometry

Other Outcome Measures:
  • Length of intensive care unit stay, [ Time Frame: First 48 hours of septic shock ]
  • Length of hospital stay [ Time Frame: First 48 hours of septic shock ]
  • Mortality [ Time Frame: First 48 hours of septic shock ]

Estimated Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: October 2014
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Patients with septic shock will get routine ICU care supported by CytoSorb® treatment.
Device: CytoSorb 300ml device (3804606CE01)
Patients with septic shock will get routine ICU care.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
ICU patients with septic shock of medical origin

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Signs of hypoperfusion: serum lactate >2 mmol/L, low central venous oxygen saturation (ScvO2) (<70%) or high ScvO2 (>85%), metabolic acidosis, oligo-anuria, high venous-to-arterial CO2-gap (dCO2 >6 mm Hg)
  • Hemodynamic support with vasopressors
  • Procalcitonin level ≥ 3 ng/ml
  • Invasive hemodynamic monitoring
  • Written informed content

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients under 18 years
  • Pregnancy (bHCG test positivity)
  • Surgical intervention in context with the septic insult
  • New York Heart Association IV heart failure
  • Acute coronary syndrome
  • Need for acute or chronic hemodialysis
  • Acute haematological malignancies
  • Cardiogenic shock
  • Post cardiopulmonary resuscitation care
  • Immunosuppression, systemic steroid therapy (>10mg prednisolon/day)
  • Human immunodeficiency virus infection (HIV) and active AIDS
  • Patients with donated organs
  • Thrombocytopenia (<20.000/ml)
  • More than 10%-of body surface area with third degree burn
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT02288975

Contact: Domonkos Trásy, MD +36 62 - 545 168

Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Therapy Recruiting
Szeged, Csongrád, Hungary, H-6725
Contact: Domonkos Trásy, MD    +36 62 - 545 168   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Domonkos Trásy
  More Information

Responsible Party: Domonkos Trásy, Ph.D. student; Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Therapy, Szeged University Identifier: NCT02288975     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CytoSorb-2014
Study First Received: November 5, 2014
Last Updated: March 8, 2017

Keywords provided by Domonkos Trásy, Szeged University:
extracorporeal blood purification
septic shock

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Shock, Septic
Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome
Pathologic Processes processed this record on August 22, 2017