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Hemodynamic Effects of Chronic Administration of Spironolactone and/or Propranolol in Alcoholic Cirrhotic Patients

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Recruitment Status : Terminated
First Posted : September 16, 2005
Last Update Posted : November 1, 2017
Information provided by:
University Hospital, Angers

Brief Summary:
The aim of this study was assesment of splanchnic and systemic hemodynamic effects of chronic administration (2 month) of spironolactone or propranolol, alone or in association in alcoholic cirrhotic patients. The patients were randomized in 4 groups (aldactone 150 mg/day, propranolol 160 mg/day, aldactone 150 mg/day + propranolol 160 mg/day, placebo). Systemic and splanchnic hemodynamic effect were evaluated by hepatic venous pressure gradient measurements before and after 2 month of treatment.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Alcoholic Cirrhosis Drug: Propranolol - Spironolactone Phase 4

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 54 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Hemodynamic Effects of Chronic Administration of Spironolactone, Propranolol and Their Association in Alcoholic Cirrhotic Patients
Study Start Date : April 1995
Study Completion Date : December 2003

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. assessment of hepatic veinous pressure gradient changes after chronic treatment by spironolactone or propranolol alone or in association.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Efficacy of spironolactone/propranolol association

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Indication of transjugular hepatic biopsy
  • alcoholic cirrhosis
  • presence of oesophageal varices ≤ stade 2

Exclusion Criteria:

  • renal insufficiency
  • natremia ≤ 135 mmol/l
  • vasoactive treatment in the last month before inclusion
  • hepatocellular carcinoma
  • positive HIV and HCV patients
  • paracentesis in the last week before inclusion
  • digestive bleeding in one last week
  • oesophageal varices stade 3 or 2 with red signs

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00188045

Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Angers
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Principal Investigator: Paul Cales, PHD UH Angers
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00188045    
Other Study ID Numbers: PHRC 01-13
First Posted: September 16, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 1, 2017
Last Verified: December 2001
Keywords provided by University Hospital, Angers:
Portal hypertension, alcoholic cirrhosis, Hepatic venous pressure gradient, hemodynamic, spironolactone, propranolol
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Liver Cirrhosis, Alcoholic
Pathologic Processes
Liver Cirrhosis
Liver Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Liver Diseases, Alcoholic
Alcohol-Induced Disorders
Alcohol-Related Disorders
Substance-Related Disorders
Chemically-Induced Disorders
Adrenergic beta-Antagonists
Adrenergic Antagonists
Adrenergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents
Antihypertensive Agents
Vasodilator Agents
Mineralocorticoid Receptor Antagonists
Hormone Antagonists
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Diuretics, Potassium Sparing
Natriuretic Agents