Follow-up of Glypressin (Terlipressin) Clinical Efficacy in the Treatment of Bleeding Oesophageal Varices

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 14, 2011
Last Update Posted : October 8, 2012
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Ferring Pharmaceuticals

April 7, 2011
April 14, 2011
October 8, 2012
November 2010
August 2011   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  • To evaluate the clinical efficacy of Glypressin: measured by rapid control of heamorrhage; reduced mortality post-haemorrhage [ Time Frame: Up to 6 months ]
    Vital signs (blood pressure, heart rate, and body temperature) and routine safety lab analysis
  • To evaluate the safety profile of Glypressin: measured by number of patients with adverse events [ Time Frame: Up to 6 months ]
Same as current
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To evaluate/monitor the ease of administration in ER [ Time Frame: Up to 6 months ]
Easiness of use in ER (easy to reconstitute, easy to administer, flexible dosage)
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Follow-up of Glypressin (Terlipressin) Clinical Efficacy in the Treatment of Bleeding Oesophageal Varices
Follow-up of Glypressin (Terlipressin) Clinical Efficacy in the Treatment of Bleeding Oesophageal Varices

Terlipressin is an effective and safe treatment for bleeding caused by rupture of oesophageal varices, which are life-threatening complications of liver cirrhosis.

Oesophageal varices are abnormal dilatation of veins occurring in the lower oesophagus, which can develop in patients with cirrhosis. Bleeding caused by rupture of these varices is a life-threatening complication with mortality between 20-50%.

Such bleeding can be treated with drug therapy and/or endoscopic; endoscopic therapy consists of a flexible tube equipped with a camera at the terminal end, allowing for visualizing and treating the oesophageal varices.

In this study, investigators will evaluate the safety and efficacy of terlipressin - Glypressin 1 mg, powder and solvent for solution for injection.

The non-interventional observational study "Follow-up of Glypressin (terlipressin) clinical efficacy in the treatment of bleeding oesophageal varices" aims to demonstrate that administration of Glypressin (terlipressin 1 mg) controls the bleeding in such patients.

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Time Perspective: Prospective
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Non-Probability Sample
60 estimated eligible participants with an age of 18-70 years, suspected or diagnosed with bleeding oesophageal varices. Patients have cirrhosis (from any cause, any Child class) and upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Oesophageal Varices
Other: Glypressin (terlipressin)
Study drug (without placebo)
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
August 2011
August 2011   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Eligible patients that present an important upper gastrointestinal bleeding, being suspected or diagnosed of liver cirrhosis, with bleeding oesophageal varices visualized endoscopically.

(An important upper gastrointestinal bleeding is one requiring at least 2 units/24h of transfused blood).

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Septic shock
  • Patients with recent history of coronary insufficiency
  • Uncontrolled arterial hypertension
  • Chronic respiratory failure
  • Symptomatic arteritis
  • Chronic renal failure
  • Pregnant women
  • Hypersensitivity to terlipressin
  • Patients with body weight below 55 kg
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
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Ferring Pharmaceuticals
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Study Director: Clinical Development Support Ferring Pharmaceuticals
Ferring Pharmaceuticals
October 2012