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Plasma Transfusion in Liver Transplantation

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: NCT00235183
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 10, 2005
Last Update Posted : February 17, 2014
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Etablissement Français du Sang

Brief Summary:
The aim of the study is to compare the clinical efficacy of three types of plasma secured on the viral level either by quarantine or by chemical treatment in patients undergoing liver transplantation.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Bleeding in Liver Transplantation Other: plasma Phase 4

Detailed Description:

Three types of plasma are transfused in bleeding patients undergoing liver transplantation:

  • quarantined plasma,
  • methylene blue treated plasma,
  • solvent/detergent plasma. The main purpose is to show that the volume of methylene blue treated plasma consumed intraoperatively is equivalent to that of the 2 other types of plasma.

In addition, the correction of coagulation abnormalities are studied.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 300 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Plasma Transfusion in Liver Transplantation : a Randomized, Double Blind, Multicenter Trial of Methylene Blue, Solvent/Detergent and Quarantined Plasma.
Study Start Date : June 2005
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2010

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Quarantined FFP
Quarantined FFP
Other: plasma
transfusion of more than 15 mL/Kg of plasma

Active Comparator: Methylene blue FFP
Methylene blue FFP
Other: plasma
transfusion of more than 15 mL/Kg of plasma

Active Comparator: Solvent detergent FFP
Solvent detergent FFP
Other: plasma
transfusion of more than 15 mL/Kg of plasma

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Volume of transfused plasma during surgery [ Time Frame: 5 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. correction of coagulation abnormalities [ Time Frame: 5 years ]
  2. immediate and delayed adverse events [ Time Frame: 15 days ]

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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:

  • age 18 yo and above
  • consent is signed,
  • liver transplantation is indicated,
  • plasma is transfused

Exclusion Criteria:

  • multiorgan transplantation (except combined kidney and liver transplantation)
  • allergy to methylene blue.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00235183

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Paris, France, 75015
Sponsors and Collaborators
Etablissement Français du Sang
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Principal Investigator: Yves Ozier, MD, PhD Hôpital Cochin, Paris, France
Principal Investigator: Emmanuel Samain, MD, PhD hôpital Jean Minjoz, Besançon, France
Principal Investigator: Marie - Christine Gillon, MD Hôpital Paul Brousse, Villejuif, France
Principal Investigator: Loïc Villalon, MD Hôpital Pontchaillou

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Etablissement Français du Sang Identifier: NCT00235183    
Other Study ID Numbers: EFS plasma trial
First Posted: October 10, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 17, 2014
Last Verified: February 2014
Keywords provided by Etablissement Français du Sang:
liver transplantation
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Pathologic Processes
Methylene Blue
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action