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Relationship Between Erythropoietin Administration and Stress Responses in Trauma Patients (EPREX)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified November 2010 by Tehran University of Medical Sciences.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Information provided by:
Tehran University of Medical Sciences Identifier:
First received: February 13, 2008
Last updated: November 17, 2010
Last verified: November 2010
The purpose of this study is to determine whether Erythropoietin decrease stress responses and inflammation in trauma patient.

Condition Intervention Phase
Multiple Trauma
Drug: erythropoietin
Drug: placebo
Phase 2

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: Relationship Between Clinical Recovery and Oxidative Stress and Inflammation Following Usage of Erythropoietin in Admitted Traumatic Patient In Intensive Care Unit

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Further study details as provided by Tehran University of Medical Sciences:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • apachi 2 saps 30 days mortality [ Time Frame: untill discharge ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • 30 days mortality [ Time Frame: 30 days ]

Estimated Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: July 2007
Estimated Study Completion Date: May 2008
Estimated Primary Completion Date: May 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: 1 Drug: erythropoietin
300mg/kg erythropoietin 3 times on the first week of admission
Other Name: EPREX
Placebo Comparator: 2 Drug: placebo

Detailed Description:

Transfusion of blood products has many disadvantages. Erythropoietin is used to increase red blood cells production and decrease such disadvantages.In some studies anti inflammatory effects is shown for Erythropoietin.

One of the most problems in the intensive care unit is stress response. we are going to evaluate effects of erythropoietin on oxidative stress and inflammation in trauma patient in intensive care unit.


Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All multiple trauma patients>16 years with informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Hypertension
  • Allergy
  • Erythroid leukemia
  • Pregnancy and breast feeding
  • Pre operative patient
  • Severe cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases
  • Thromboembolic disorders
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00622934

Contact: mojtaba mojtahedzade 0982166701041
Contact: mostafa mohammady 0982166735017

Iran, Islamic Republic of
Sina Hospital Recruiting
Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Contact: MOJTAHEDZADE    098216701041-9      
Contact: MOHAMMADY    0989126053454      
Sub-Investigator: MOSTAFA MOHAMMADY         
Principal Investigator: MOJTABA MOJTAHEDZADE         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Principal Investigator: MOSTAFA MOHAMMADY TUMS
  More Information

Responsible Party: Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Center Tehran University of Medical SCIENCES Identifier: NCT00622934     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 425/195 13/4/86
Study First Received: February 13, 2008
Last Updated: November 17, 2010

Keywords provided by Tehran University of Medical Sciences:
multiple trauma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Wounds and Injuries
Multiple Trauma
Epoetin Alfa
Hematinics processed this record on April 21, 2017