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Comparison of Vasopressin and Other Pressors in Septic Shock

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Université de Sherbrooke Identifier:
First received: December 22, 2005
Last updated: May 26, 2006
Last verified: August 2005
December 22, 2005
May 26, 2006
July 2000
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To compare the efficiency of vasopressine to the standard and usual treatment of septic shock on the reverse of the hemodynamic criterion of septic shock
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  • To compare these two categories of treatment on:
  • tonometric parameters
  • renal function
  • in term of tolerance: metabolic effects (increase in lactate and glycaemia), cardiac effects (tachycardia being defined as a heart rate increase of 15%), increase of cardiac enzymes (troponine, CK, CK-MB), and cutanuous vasoconstriction.
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Comparison of Vasopressin and Other Pressors in Septic Shock
Comparative Prospective Study of Vasopressin and Catecholamine in Septic Shock

The purpose of this study is to compare the classical tactics in the treatment of septic shock (dopamine, noradrenalin and dobutamine) to the use of vasopressin as first choice pressor.

Vasopressin seems to be an interesting alternative in the treatment of septic shock. To this date, available studies have showed that it could correct hyperkinetic syndrome and vasoplegia in septic shocks without noticeable side effect. It as been demonstrated that vasopressin improves renal function, as no effect on digestive organs and as no metabolic effect.

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Phase 2
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Shock, Septic
Drug: vasopressin
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Legally major patient presenting a septic shock.

The time window between beginning of symptoms and onset of treatment is established at 12 hours.

The patient must be intubated and mechanically ventilated.

Patient presenting a mean arterial blood pressure of less than 60 mm Hg after adequate fluid resuscitation (at least 1 L of colloid or crystalloid) and 10 ug/Kg/min of dopamine.

Patient presenting a cardiac index of at least 3 L/min/m2

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Shock other than septic
  • cardiac hypokinesia
  • a pre-existing organic renal failure that needs hemodyalisis
  • oesophagal or gastric phatology that would lead to a naso-gastric tube contraindication
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
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Université de Sherbrooke
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Principal Investigator: Olivier Lesur, Ph d Centre de recherche du Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke
Université de Sherbrooke
August 2005

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