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Extracorporeal Immune Support System (EISS) for the Treatment of Septic Patients (EISS-1)

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: NCT00818597
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 7, 2009
Last Update Posted : January 7, 2009
Information provided by:
University of Rostock

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of an extracorporeal application of a bed-side bioreactor containing human donor granulocytes on the course and outcome of septic shock in humans.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock Device: EISS Phase 1 Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 10 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: PhaseI/II Study of the Safety and Efficacy of the Use of Granulocyte-Concentrates Applied in Extracorporeal Circulation Devices-the EISS-1 Study
Study Start Date : December 2003
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2004
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2008

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MedlinePlus related topics: Shock

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: EISS-treatment
In this arm patients receive additional treatment with the EISS-bioreactor
Device: EISS
Two six hour-treatments with the EISS-Immune-cell bioreactor device within 72 hours post inclusion.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. single organ functions (circulation, kidney, lung, liver) [ Time Frame: 28day post inclusion ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. survival [ Time Frame: 28day post inclusion ]

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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:

  • sepsis with at least one organ failure (severe sepsis) or septic shock

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Participation in another study within the last 30 days
  • Earlier participation in this study
  • Pregnancy
  • Bleeding, clinically not controlled (needing more than 2 red blood cell-transfusions per day)
  • Hemodynamic shock for more than 12 hours (systolic BP <90mmHg) despite adequate therapy
  • HIV infection
  • HCV infection, active

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00818597

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University of Rostock, Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology
Rostock, Germany, 18055
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Rostock

Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Steffen Mitzner/ Head Division of Nephrology, University of Rostock, Medical Faculty Identifier: NCT00818597    
Other Study ID Numbers: EISS-1
First Posted: January 7, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 7, 2009
Last Verified: January 2009
Keywords provided by University of Rostock:
septic shock
granulocyte bioreactor
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Shock, Septic
Pathologic Processes
Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome