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Thiamine and Acute Decompensated Heart Failure: Pilot Study

This study has been completed.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Howard Smithline, Baystate Medical Center Identifier:
First received: May 16, 2008
Last updated: August 12, 2013
Last verified: August 2013
Results First Received: July 27, 2012  
Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized;   Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment;   Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor);   Primary Purpose: Treatment
Conditions: Heart Failure
Interventions: Drug: Thiamine
Drug: Placebo

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Recruitment Details
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Recruitment: January 2008 to February 2010 Location: Emergency Department

Pre-Assignment Details
Significant events and approaches for the overall study following participant enrollment, but prior to group assignment
One subject was dropped by the PI after consent but before randomization because the subject did not meet the inclusion/exclusion criteria.

Reporting Groups
Thiamine Receives thiamine, 100 mg intravenously at baseline (time 0-hour) and again at time 24-hour.
Control Receives placebo

Participant Flow:   Overall Study
    Thiamine   Control
STARTED   70   60 
COMPLETED   63   55 

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Population Description
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Reporting Groups
Thiamine Receives thiamine
Control Receives placebo
Total Total of all reporting groups

Baseline Measures
   Thiamine   Control   Total 
Overall Participants Analyzed 
[Units: Participants]
 70   60   130 
[Units: Years]
Mean (Standard Deviation)
 73  (13)   73  (13)   73  (13) 
Gender, Customized 
[Units: Participants]
Male   34   33   67 
Female   33   27   60 
Unknown   3   0   3 

  Outcome Measures
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1.  Primary:   Effect of Thiamine Supplementation on Dyspnea   [ Time Frame: Baseline ]

2.  Primary:   Effect of Thiamine Supplementation on Dyspnea   [ Time Frame: 8-Hour ]

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

Results Point of Contact:  
Name/Title: Howard Smithline
Organization: Baystate Medical Center
phone: 413-794-3433

Responsible Party: Howard Smithline, Baystate Medical Center Identifier: NCT00680706     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 07-059
Study First Received: May 16, 2008
Results First Received: July 27, 2012
Last Updated: August 12, 2013