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Bemiparin Versus Enoxaparin in the Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism Among ICU Patients

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: NCT02795065
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 9, 2016
Last Update Posted : June 10, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Mohamed Sayed Mohamed Abbas, Al Mouwasat Hospital

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to compare two types of low-molecular-weight heparin, enoxaparin and bemiparin, as regards their efficacy and safety in venous thromboembolism prevention among intensive care unit patients.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Venous Thromboembolism Drug: Enoxaparin Drug: Bemiparin Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

A prospective randomized trial to compare thromboprophylaxis using bemiparin and enoxaparin in critically ill patients in ICU. The study included one hundred bedridden patients in intensive care unit who are at high risk for developing venous thromboembolism and require long term anticoagulation

Patients were divided into two groups each one consists of 50 patients. One group received bemiparin 3500 IU subcutaneous once daily and the other group received enoxaparin 40 mg subcutaneous once daily as a prophylaxis against thromboembolism.

Patients were followed up for 60 days for the development of deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and complications related to the injected anticoagulant.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 100 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Bemiparin Versus Enoxaparin in the Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism Among ICU Patients
Study Start Date : March 2014
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2016

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Enoxaparin 40 mg subcutaneous once daily Drug: Enoxaparin
Use of enoxaparin 40 mg subcutaneous once daily in high risk intensive care patients as a prophylaxis against venous thromboembolism

Experimental: Bemiparin 3500 IU subcutaneous once daily Drug: Bemiparin
Use of bemiparin 3500 IU subcutaneous once daily in high risk intensive care patients as a prophylaxis against venous thromboembolism

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Development of deep venous thrombosis [ Time Frame: Within 2 years ]
    Deep venous thrombosis was detected using bilateral lower limb venous duplex done twice weekly over the period of 60 days or if patient had clinical symptoms of deep venous thrombosis during hospitalization. Best evaluation of Different lower extremities veins is obtained by using different ultrasound techniques. Proximal deep veins, specifically the common femoral, femoral, and popliteal veins are usually examined using compression ultrasound whereas a combination of duplex ultrasound and color Doppler imaging is more often used to interrogate the calf and iliac veins

  2. Development of pulmonary embolism [ Time Frame: Within 2 years ]
    Pulmonary embolism was detected clinically by hypotension, tachycardia, hypoxemia, and decreased end-tidal carbondioxide and confirmed radiologically by CT pulmonary angiography if there was arterial occlusion with failure to enhance the entire lumen due to a large filling defect , a partial filling defect surrounded by contrast material or a peripheral intraluminal filling defect that forms acute angles with the arterial wall

  3. Complications related to the injected anticoagulant [ Time Frame: Within 2 years ]
    Patient were followed up daily for complications related to the injected anticoagulant including any ecchymosis or hematomas developed at the site of anticoagulant injection , the presence of major bleeding defined as decrease in hemoglobin levels by 2 gm/L or more or requiring transfusion of 2 or more units of packed red cells or whole blood, the presence of minor bleeding defined as any bleeding other than major bleeding events , drop in the platelet count and the presence of allergic skin reactions or urticaria, If any of these complications was observed , the anticoagulant was immediately discontinued.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Sepsis , stroke , major burn , respiratory failure , traumatic brain injury , malignancy and post arrest who are intubated and mechanically ventilated on continuous IV sedation

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Hypersensitivity to low molecular weight heparins , hypercoagulability , congenital or acquired bleeding disorder, prolongation of activated partial thromboplastin time or prothrombin time by 20% compared to normal values; thrombocytopenia (platelet count <100,000/mm3); macroscopic hematuria; uncontrolled hypertension [systolic blood pressure >200 mmHg; diastolic blood pressure >100 mmHg]; impaired kidney function: serum creatinine > 2.0 mg/ dL and bleeding gastrointestinal ulcer.
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Responsible Party: Mohamed Sayed Mohamed Abbas, Doctor, Al Mouwasat Hospital Identifier: NCT02795065    
Other Study ID Numbers: MSAT-4
First Posted: June 9, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 10, 2016
Last Verified: June 2016
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Yes
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Venous Thromboembolism
Embolism and Thrombosis
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Fibrinolytic Agents
Fibrin Modulating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action