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Isoflurane Preconditioning for Liver Resections

This study has been terminated.
(We no longer had an appropriate patient population.Study closed)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Anesthesia, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Identifier:
First received: December 10, 2009
Last updated: December 11, 2013
Last verified: December 2013
The objective is to examine the efficacy of isoflurane (inhaled anesthetic gas) to induce clinically effective preconditioning in patients undergoing elective hepatic surgery.

Condition Intervention
Liver Disease
Drug: isoflurane
Other: standard of care

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Pharmacokinetics/Dynamics Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Isoflurane Induced Anesthetic Preconditioning in Elective Liver Resection

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Further study details as provided by Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Post Operative Complications Grade IIIb or Greater According to Clavien's Classification [ Time Frame: first 7 post operative days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Post operative complications grade IIIB or greater according to Clavien's classification

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Peak Postoperative AST, ALT and T Bili [ Time Frame: first 7 post operative days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Length of ICU and Hospital Stay [ Time Frame: first 7 post operative days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Decrease in Liver Lipid Peroxidation and Apoptosis [ Time Frame: first 7 post operative days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 8
Study Start Date: January 2010
Study Completion Date: June 2012
Primary Completion Date: January 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: standard anesthetic management
standard anesthetic management
Other: standard of care
standard of care
Experimental: preconditioning with 2 MAC isoflurane group
preconditioning with isoflurane
Drug: isoflurane
isoflurane an anesthetic gas agent administered at specific times at a flow of 2 MAC

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients with liver tumors undergoing liver resection of > 1 segment liver resection must be performed with inflow occlusion > 30 min

Exclusion Criteria:

  • patients undergoing liver resection of one segment or less
  • patients undergoing laparoscopic liver resection
  • patients in whom the liver resection is performed with no inflow occlusion or inflow occlusion of < 30 min
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01031550

United States, New Jersey
UMDNJ-University Hospital
Newark, New Jersey, United States, 07101
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Principal Investigator: Yuriy Gubenko, MD Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  More Information

Responsible Party: Anesthesia, Investigator Intiated Dept of Anesthesia, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Identifier: NCT01031550     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0120090226 
Study First Received: December 10, 2009
Results First Received: September 16, 2013
Last Updated: December 11, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey:
liver resection for liver disease

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Liver Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anesthetics, Inhalation
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