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Cytokine Adsorption in Sepsis and Acute Kidney Injury (CASAKI)

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified October 2015 by Guenther_Edenharter, Technische Universität München
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Guenther_Edenharter, Technische Universität München Identifier:
First received: October 27, 2015
Last updated: NA
Last verified: October 2015
History: No changes posted
Aim of the study is to reduce the incidence of RIFLE stadium L and E after acute kidney injury in patients with severe sepsis/septic shock

Condition Intervention
Renal Insufficiency or Renal Failure &or End-stage Renal Disease
Device: CytoSorb 300 ml device (3804606CE01)

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Cytokine Adsorption in Sepsis and Acute Kidney Injury

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Further study details as provided by Guenther_Edenharter, Technische Universität München:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • RIFLE stadium L or E after acute kidney injury related to sepsis [ Time Frame: 3 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • mortality [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
  • length of renal replacement therapy [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
  • SOFA score [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
  • cumulative dose of vasopressor support [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]

Estimated Enrollment: 124
Study Start Date: October 2015
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: intervention
Standart CVVHD plus CytoSorb 300 ml device (3804606CE01)
Device: CytoSorb 300 ml device (3804606CE01)
additional cytokine adsorber
No Intervention: control
Standart CVVHD

Detailed Description:

Patient with proved severe sepsis/septic shock, treated in accordance to actual sepsis guidelines, who develope akute kidney injury (RIFLE I) or kidney failure (RIFLE F), were randomized in two groups.

One group is treated with CVVHD/ local citrat anticoagulation (standart clinical practice).

The other group ist treated with an additional cytokine adsorber ( 300ml CytoSorb device, 3804606CE01)

CytoSorb therapy is performed for 24h, then the adsorber is changed into a new device.

Cytosorb therapy is stopped, when Interleukin 6 leves drop below 1000 pg/ml in patient serum.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • severe sepsis or septic shock according to ESICM guidelines not older than 24 h

Exclusion Criteria:

  • preexisting renal disease KDIGO stadium 4 and 5
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT02588794

Contact: Ralph Bogdanski, MD +498941405472
Contact: Barbara Kapfer, MD +498941405473

Klinik für Anästhesiologie Recruiting
München, Bayern, Germany, 81675
Contact: Ralph Bogdanski, MD    +498941405472   
Contact: Barbara Kapfer, MD    +498941405473   
Principal Investigator: Markus Heim, MD         
Principal Investigator: Günther Edenharter, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Technische Universität München
Study Chair: Kochs Eberhard, Chairman Department of Anaesthsiology
  More Information

Responsible Party: Guenther_Edenharter,, Technische Universität München Identifier: NCT02588794     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 316/15 S
Study First Received: October 27, 2015
Last Updated: October 27, 2015

Keywords provided by Guenther_Edenharter, Technische Universität München:
sepsis, acute kidney injury , CytoSorb

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Kidney Failure, Chronic
Renal Insufficiency
Acute Kidney Injury
Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome
Pathologic Processes
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic
Kidney Diseases
Urologic Diseases processed this record on May 25, 2017