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Corticosteroid Therapy in Refractory Shock Following Cardiac Arrest

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00676585
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 13, 2008
Results First Posted : May 17, 2017
Last Update Posted : May 17, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):

Study Description
Brief Summary:
The major goal of this project is to determine whether the use of physiologic doses of corticosteroids will decrease time to shock reversal, alters the inflammatory cascade, and alters microcirculatory flow in post-cardiac arrest patients.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Cardiac Arrest Drug: Normal Saline Drug: Hydrocortisone Phase 1 Phase 2

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 50 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Corticosteroids Therapy in Refractory Shock Following Cardiac Arrest
Study Start Date : October 2007
Primary Completion Date : April 2014
Study Completion Date : April 2014

Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Placebo Comparator: 2
Normal Saline
Drug: Normal Saline
Normal Saline
Experimental: 1
Hydrocortisone 100mg every 8 hours.
Drug: Hydrocortisone
Hydrocortisone 100mg

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Time to Shock Reversal [ Time Frame: 7 Days ]
    The primary outcome was time to shock reversal defined as at least 24 hours off all vasopressor medications.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Mortality [ Time Frame: Length of hospital stay, an average of 9 days with a maximum of 36 days ]
  2. Sub-group Analysis of Patients With Adrenal Insufficiency [ Time Frame: At time of enrollment ]
    Sub-analysis of patients with adrenal insufficiency: absolute insufficiency as defined by a baseline cortisol level < 15 ug/dL

Eligibility Criteria

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Greater than 18 years old
  • Either pre-hospital cardiac arrest and ROSC or Inpatient Cardiac Arrest with resultant ROSC
  • Vasopressor dependent for a minimum of 1 hour post-arrest

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant
  • Indication for Corticosteroids outside of current research proposal
  • DNR or comfort care measures
  • Presence of septic shock
  • Chronic Use (>1week) of oral Corticosteroids in the last year
Contacts and Locations

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United States, Massachusetts
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02215
Sponsors and Collaborators
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
American Heart Association
Principal Investigator: Michael W Donnino, MD Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Michael Donnino, Michael Donnino, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00676585     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2007P000227
First Posted: May 13, 2008    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: May 17, 2017
Last Update Posted: May 17, 2017
Last Verified: May 2017

Keywords provided by Michael Donnino, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center:
Cardiac Arrest, Shock, Steroids

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Arrest
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Hydrocortisone 17-butyrate 21-propionate
Hydrocortisone acetate
Cortisol succinate
Anti-Inflammatory Agents