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Lactate and Hypoglycemia

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01387477
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified June 2011 by Institut d'Anesthesiologie des Alpes Maritimes.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : July 4, 2011
Last Update Posted : July 4, 2011
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June 30, 2011
July 4, 2011
July 4, 2011
June 2011
June 2012   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Area under the curve of the glycemia [ Time Frame: 30 minutes ]
Same as current
No Changes Posted
  • Bispectral index variation [ Time Frame: 60 minutes ]
  • Maximum change in glycemia [ Time Frame: 30 minutes ]
  • Changes in growth hormone and cortisol [ Time Frame: 180 minutes ]
  • Need for glucose infusion for persistent hypoglycemia [ Time Frame: 30 minutes ]
Same as current
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Lactate and Hypoglycemia
Comparison of Two Strategies of Hypoglycemia Correction in ICU
Tight glucose control in intensive care has become a major concern, allowing a reduction in morbidity and mortality. However, its use is limited by the percentage of hypoglycemia which can have severe consequences on the brain. The bispectral index (BIS) is derived from the EEG and measures of brain electrical activity noninvasively. It has already been shown that its value changes according to hypoglycemia and its correction. Furthermore, if the hormonal response to hypoglycemia is well known in healthy and diabetic subjects, it is not the case in ICU patient. The usual treatment of hypoglycemia is based on parenteral infusion of glucose. Btu this can lead to a hyperglycemic rebound that can be deleterious. Lactate is a substrate for gluconeogenesis and an energy substrate during critical situations. It has been shown to improve neurological tests during hypoglycaemia and had cerebral protective properties after a severe head injury. The hypothesis of this study is that sodium lactate is superior than the 30% glucose to correct hypoglycemia in the ICU in terms of glycemic variation, brain function and hormonal response.
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Phase 4
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Drug: Lactate
    Infusion of 66 mmol of lactate
  • Drug: Glucose
    Infusion of 33 mmol of glucose
  • Experimental: Lactate
    infusion of 66 mmol of lactate
    Intervention: Drug: Lactate
  • Active Comparator: glucose
    infusion of 33 mmol of glucose
    Intervention: Drug: Glucose
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Unknown status
June 2012
June 2012   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • hypoglycemia under 0.6 g/L

Exclusion Criteria:

  • hepatic failure
  • hyperlactatemia above 5 mmol/L
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
IAAM 2011-01
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Jean-Christophe Orban, Carole Ichai
Institut d'Anesthesiologie des Alpes Maritimes
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Principal Investigator: Jean-Christophe Orban, MD Nice University Hospital
Institut d'Anesthesiologie des Alpes Maritimes
June 2011

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