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CTI-01 (Ethyl Pyruvate) Safety and Complication Prevention in Cardiac Surgery Patients on Cardiopulmonary Bypass (CPB)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00107666
Recruitment Status : Terminated
First Posted : April 7, 2005
Last Update Posted : March 17, 2006
Information provided by:
Critical Therapeutics

Brief Summary:
Over 500,000 patients undergo cardiac surgery with CPB in the United States annually. Although mortality rates have decreased with advances in perioperative care, many patients are affected by postoperative organ dysfunction. The incidence of complications may exceed 30%. It has been speculated that an exaggerated inflammatory response to surgical trauma and the CPB machine are likely causes for this morbidity. Factors predisposing organ dysfunction include tissue injury, endotoxemia, and oxidative stress. High risk patients can be identified preoperatively through the validated Parsonnet Additive Risk Score. CTI-01 has demonstrated potent anti-inflammatory and tissue protection activity in multiple animal models of disease including pancreatitis, ischemia-reperfusion injury, sepsis, renal injury, and endotoxemia. These findings support its clinical use in critical care medicine including cardiac surgery. Patients will receive a total of six doses, administered intravenously just prior to and after surgery.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Coronary Disease Heart Valve Diseases Drug: CTI-01 (ethyl pyruvate) Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 150 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel-Group, Multicenter, Proof of Concept Clinical Study of CTI-01 in Patients Undergoing Major Cardiac Surgery With Cardiopulmonary Bypass
Study Start Date : April 2005
Study Completion Date : April 2006

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MedlinePlus related topics: Heart Surgery

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Death
  2. Composite morbidity endpoint

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Respiratory dysfunction
  2. Cardiac dysfunction
  3. Renal dysfunction
  4. Gastrointestinal dysfunction
  5. Mental status
  6. Length of ICU (Intensive Care Unit)/hospital stay

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Parsonnet additive risk score greater than or equal to 15
  • Scheduled CABG (coronary artery bypass grafting) and/or cardiac valve repair or replacement surgery using cardiopulmonary bypass

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Emergency cardiac surgery
  • Significant concomitant surgery
  • Minimally invasive or thoracic surgical approach
  • Preoperative mechanical assist device
  • Body weight <50 kg or >140 kg
  • Active systemic infection
  • Creatinine >3.0 mg/dL
  • History of hematologic or coagulation disorders
  • History of malignancy (past year)or organ transplantation
  • Use of immunosuppressive drugs or current immunosuppressed condition

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00107666

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Critical Therapeutics
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Study Director: Walter Newman, Ph.D. Critical Therapeutics Incorporated
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00107666    
Other Study ID Numbers: CTI-01-C04-201
First Posted: April 7, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 17, 2006
Last Verified: March 2006
Keywords provided by Critical Therapeutics:
Coronary artery bypass grafting
Heart valve prosthesis implantation
Cardiopulmonary bypass
Oxidative stress
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Coronary Disease
Heart Valve Diseases
Myocardial Ischemia
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Vascular Diseases