Influence of Corticoids on Renal Function in Cardiac Surgery

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified December 2014 by University Hospital, Ghent
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University Hospital, Ghent Identifier:
First received: April 10, 2009
Last updated: December 4, 2014
Last verified: December 2014

Hypothesis: Corticoid treatment in cardiac surgery works renal protective.

Study design: Randomized, double blind trial in which one group of patients will receive methylprednisolone and the other group (control) will receive placebo NaCl 0.9%.

Condition Intervention Phase
Elective Cardiac Surgery
Drug: Methylprednisolone
Drug: Placebo
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Influence of Corticoids on Renal Function in Cardiac Surgery

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Further study details as provided by University Hospital, Ghent:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Renal dysfunction and renal failure postoperatively in cardiac surgery [ Time Frame: within 48 hours after cardiac surgery ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Estimated Enrollment: 80
Study Start Date: January 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date: July 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
Drug: Methylprednisolone
Placebo Comparator: 2
Placebo (NaCl 0.9%)
Drug: Placebo
Placebo (NaCl 0.9%)


Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 80 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age between 20-80 year
  • patients scheduled for elective cardiac surgery.
  • preoperative creatinine levels of < 2mg/dl
  • no corticoid treatment

Exclusion Criteria:

  • non-elective surgery
  • patiënts with renal dysfunction: creatinine > 2mg/dl
  • patiënts treated with corticoids
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00879931

Contact: Stefaan Bouchez, MD

University Hospital Ghent Recruiting
Ghent, Belgium, 9000
Contact: Stefaan Bouchez, MD   
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Ghent
Principal Investigator: Stefaan Bouchez, MD University Hospital, Ghent
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: University Hospital, Ghent Identifier: NCT00879931     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2006/031 
Study First Received: April 10, 2009
Last Updated: December 4, 2014
Health Authority: Belgium: Federal Agency for Medicinal Products and Health Products
Belgium: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Methylprednisolone Hemisuccinate
Methylprednisolone acetate
Prednisolone acetate
Prednisolone hemisuccinate
Prednisolone phosphate
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Antineoplastic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal
Autonomic Agents
Gastrointestinal Agents
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Neuroprotective Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
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