An Open-label, One-arm, Study to Evaluate the Hemodynamic Changes and Safety of Nesiritide for Acute Decompensated Heart Failure
The present study was an open-label, uncontrolled, and multi-centered phase III clinical trial for evaluation of the efficacy (clinical efficacy and hemodynamics) and safety of nesiritide.Nesiritide can improve hemodynamics: pulmonary arterial wedged pressure was decreased, and there was significant difference compared with baseline value (P<0.001).
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||An Open-label, Single Arm, Multi-centered Clinical Trial on the Hemodynamics and Safety of Nesiritide in the Treatment of Patients With Acute Decompensate Heart Failure|
- Pulmonary capillary wedge pressure will be decreased in patients at all time points after administration of nesiritide (decreased by 18.8%~24.8%), and there will be significant difference compared with baseline value (P<0.001).
- Nesiritide will attenuate dyspnoea. Nesiritide will also improve clinical symptoms and Nesiritide will improve overall clinical efficacy.
|Study Start Date:||October 2006|
|Study Completion Date:||June 2007|
|Primary Completion Date:||June 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
The present study was an open-label, uncontrolled, and multi-centered phase II clinical trial for evaluation of the clinical efficacy and hemodynamics and safety of nesiritide. The study was conducted in hospital setting and all patients exhibited symptoms of acute decompensated heart failure, requiring treatment with intravenous drug administration. The total duration was 180 days, including a screening phase, an open treatment phase (24 hours in all) and a safety follow-up phase (day 30 and day 180). Screening phase: Right heart floating catheter was placed for patients with acute decompensate heart failure who met the inclusion criteria while not the exclusion criteria to measure pulmonary capillary wedge pressure. The results should be =20 mmHg. Open treatment phase: Nesiritide was administered by intravenous injection at a dose of 2 µg/kg for 60 second, followed by intravenous infusion at a dose of 0.01 µg/kg for 24 hour. All the patients were monitored for hemodynamics for 24 hour. Safety follow-up phase: On day 30, all the patients were required to return to the study center for follow-up. Information about death, severe adverse event, re-hospitalization and serum creatinine was collected. On day 180, all the patients were followed up by telephone. Information about death and severe adverse event was collected. Pulmonary capillary wedge pressure will be measured at 15 minutes, 1 hour, 3 hour and 24 hour, compared with baseline value. Nesiritide is white to off-white sterile lyophilized lump or powder, supplied in transparent 5 mL glass vials. The investigational drug was administered via infusion pump. Infusion rate was adjusted according to body weight. The drug was administered directly via venous cannula or the nearest injection port to the venous cannula for 60 second. The dosage of nesiritide was 2 µg/kg. The infusion rate of nesiritide was adjusted to 0.01 µg/kg/min (cannot exceed 0.01 µg/kg/min).