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Corticosteroid Therapy in Refractory Shock Following Cardiac Arrest

This study has been completed.
American Heart Association
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Michael Donnino, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Identifier:
First received: May 9, 2008
Last updated: May 15, 2017
Last verified: May 2017
Results First Received: March 28, 2017  
Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized;   Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment;   Masking: Participant, Care Provider, Investigator;   Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition: Cardiac Arrest
Interventions: Drug: Normal Saline
Drug: Hydrocortisone

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Recruitment Details
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Pre-Assignment Details
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Reporting Groups
Control Normal Saline
Intervention Hydrocortisone

Participant Flow:   Overall Study
    Control   Intervention
STARTED   25   25 
COMPLETED   25   25 

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Population Description
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Reporting Groups
Control Normal Saline
Intervention Hydrocortisone
Total Total of all reporting groups

Baseline Measures
   Control   Intervention   Total 
Overall Participants Analyzed 
[Units: Participants]
 25   25   50 
[Units: Years]
Mean (Standard Deviation)
 71  (13)   66  (15)   69  (14) 
Sex: Female, Male 
[Units: Participants]
Count of Participants
Female      8  32.0%      9  36.0%      17  34.0% 
Male      17  68.0%      16  64.0%      33  66.0% 

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1.  Primary:   Time to Shock Reversal   [ Time Frame: 7 Days ]

2.  Secondary:   Mortality   [ Time Frame: Length of hospital stay, an average of 9 days with a maximum of 36 days ]

3.  Secondary:   Sub-group Analysis of Patients With Adrenal Insufficiency   [ Time Frame: At time of enrollment ]

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Certain Agreements:  
All Principal Investigators ARE employed by the organization sponsoring the study.

Results Point of Contact:  
Name/Title: Dr. Michael Donnino
Organization: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

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Responsible Party: Michael Donnino, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Identifier: NCT00676585     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2007P000227
Study First Received: May 9, 2008
Results First Received: March 28, 2017
Last Updated: May 15, 2017