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Clinical Trial on the Effects of Long Term Administration of 20% Albumin in the Cardiovascular and Renal Function, And Hepatic Hemodynamics in Advanced Patients With Cirrhosis and Ascites.

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified November 2012 by Instituto Grifols, S.A..
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Hospital Clinic of Barcelona
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Joan Albert Arnaiz, Instituto Grifols, S.A. Identifier:
First received: August 28, 2009
Last updated: November 6, 2012
Last verified: November 2012

Pharmacodynamic study of pathophysiological nature to assess the effects of prolonged administration of human albumin in the cardiocirculatory and renal function and hepatic hemodynamics in patients with advanced cirrhosis and ascites.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: Albumin
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Pharmacodynamics Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Clinical Trial on the Effects of Long Term Administration of 20% Albumin in the Cardiovascular and Renal Function, And Hepatic Hemodynamics in Advanced Patients With Cirrhosis and Ascites.

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Further study details as provided by Instituto Grifols, S.A.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To asses plasma renin activity and plasma concentration of noradrenaline [ Time Frame: 20 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Glomerular filtration [ Time Frame: 20 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Portal hypertension [ Time Frame: 14 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Cardiac Function [ Time Frame: 20 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: July 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Albumin Drug: Albumin
The pattern of administration of 20% human albumin is 1'5g/kg every week to infuse in 6 hours with a minimum of 90 g up to 150 g in patients weighing less than 60 kg and more than 100 kg, respectively. Treatment duration is 12 weeks, which are 13 administrations of albumin.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age above 18 years and less than 80 years.
  • Diagnosis of liver cirrhosis by biopsy or by clinical, laboratory, or ultrasound.
  • Daily requirement of diuretics at least 200mg of spironolactone or 100mg of spironolactone and 40 mg of furosemide
  • Renal dysfunction defined by a plasma concentration of serum creatinine ≥ 1.2 mg / dl, BUN ≥ 25 mg / dl or a serum sodium concentration ≤ 130 mEq / L.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Refractory Ascites (paracentesis requirements over 1 month.
  • Neoplastic disease including liver cancer if it exceeds the Milan criteria (one nodule> 5 cm or three nodules> 3 cm).
  • History of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) or surgical shunt
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding or bacterial infection documented in the past 15 days.
  • Heart failure or structural heart disease.
  • Organic renal insufficiency(proteinuria, hematuria and / or ultrasound data nephropathy).
  • Moderate or severe lung chronic disease.
  • Transplant.
  • Infection with human immunodeficiency virus.
  • Active addiction to drugs.
  • Mental state that prevents the patient understand the nature, extent and consequences of the study, except for hepatic encephalopathy.
  • Pregnancy.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00968695

Contact: Joan Albert Arnaiz, MD 0034932279838
Contact: Laura Núnez, M Sc 0034935710700

Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol Active, not recruiting
Badalona, Barcelona, Spain, 08916
Hospital Clínic of Barcelona Recruiting
Barcelona, Spain, 08036
Contact: Vicente Arroyo, MD    0034932275739   
Contact: Javier Fernández, MD    0034932275739   
Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau Active, not recruiting
Barcelona, Spain, 08025
Hospital del Mar Active, not recruiting
Barcelona, Spain, 08003
Hospital Universitario Gregorio Marañón Active, not recruiting
Madrid, Spain, 28007
Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal Recruiting
Madrid, Spain, 28034
Contact: Luis Ruiz del Árbol, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Joan Albert Arnaiz
Hospital Clinic of Barcelona
Principal Investigator: Vicente Arroyo, MD Hospital Clínic of Barcelona
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Joan Albert Arnaiz, Project manager, Instituto Grifols, S.A. Identifier: NCT00968695     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IG0802
Study First Received: August 28, 2009
Last Updated: November 6, 2012
Health Authority: Spain: Spanish Agency of Medicines

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Liver Cirrhosis
Digestive System Diseases
Liver Diseases
Pathologic Processes processed this record on November 20, 2014