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Fenoldopam and Acute Renal Failure (FENO HSR)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Giovanni Landoni, Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele Identifier:
First received: February 12, 2008
Last updated: October 13, 2015
Last verified: October 2015

Patients undergoing cardiac surgery could develop postoperative acute renal failure requiring renal replacement therapy.

Fenoldopam, already used for patients with hypertensive emergencies, could improve renal function in critically ill patients with or at risk for acute renal failure.

Condition Intervention Phase
Acute Renal Failure
Drug: fenoldopam
Drug: placebo
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Efficacy of Fenoldopam in Reducing the Need for Renal Replacement Therapy After Cardiac Surgery. A Randomized Controlled Study.

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Further study details as provided by Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of patients requiring Renal Replacement Therapy [ Time Frame: participants will be followed for the duration of intensive care unit stay, an expected average of one week ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of dead patients. [ Time Frame: Participants will be followed for 1 year. ]

Enrollment: 667
Study Start Date: February 2008
Study Completion Date: June 2013
Primary Completion Date: June 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Fenoldopam
Fenoldopam 0.1 ug/kg/min (from 0.025 to 0.3 ug/kg/min) for up to 4 days
Drug: fenoldopam
fenoldopam 0.1 ug/kg/min (from 0.025 to 0.3 ug/kg/min)for up to 4 days
Other Name: corlopam
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Placebo (normosaline), continuous perfusion
Drug: placebo


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 99 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • adult patients
  • who underwent cardiac surgery
  • have Risk of Acute Renal Failure (R of RIFLE score)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • glaucoma
  • already on renal replacement therapy
  • study drug in the past 30 days
  • inclusion in other protocols
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00621790

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Ospedale S.Maria di Ca' Foncello
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Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Santa Maria della Misericordia
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Sponsors and Collaborators
Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Giovanni Landoni, Head of Research, Anesthesia and Intensive Care Department, Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele Identifier: NCT00621790     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: GO/URC/ER/mm 64/DG
Study First Received: February 12, 2008
Last Updated: October 13, 2015

Keywords provided by Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele:
acute renal failure
renal replacement therapy
cardiac surgery
cardiac anesthesia
intensive care unit

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Renal Insufficiency
Acute Kidney Injury
Kidney Diseases
Urologic Diseases
Antihypertensive Agents
Vasodilator Agents
Dopamine Agonists
Dopamine Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
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