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Microcirculatory Guided Goal Directed Fluid Therapy in Septic Shock; a Feasibility Study (MICRORESUS)

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. Know the risks and potential benefits of clinical studies and talk to your health care provider before participating. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT03898674
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : April 2, 2019
Last Update Posted : April 2, 2019
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
King's College London

Brief Summary:
Prospective single centre study to assess the feasibility of fluid resuscitation guided by macrocirculatory and microcirculation parameters in patients in the early stages of septic shock. The investigators will utilise a novel point of care tool to assess microcirculatory sublingual perfusion in patients with septic shock. This, in combination with conventional haemodynamic monitoring will determine the timing and volume of resuscitative fluid administration. The feasibility of this technique will be determined prior to embarking on a pilot RCT.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Septic Shock Drug: Intra venous fluid Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 30 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Intervention Model Description: Feasibility study - single arm
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Microcirculatory Guided Goal Directed Fluid Therapy in Septic Shock; a Feasibility Study
Actual Study Start Date : February 5, 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date : October 1, 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : October 1, 2020

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MedlinePlus related topics: Shock

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: GDT feasibility
Patients undergoing microcirculatory goal directed therapy
Drug: Intra venous fluid
Volume of intra venous fluid administered during GDT protocol

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Time to acquire POEM score [ Time Frame: 6 hours ]
    Feasibility measure of point of care test

  2. Effect of POEM score on clinical decision making [ Time Frame: 6 hours ]
    Feasibility outcome measure

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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 years Within 6 hours of ICU admission Evidence of suspected or confirmed infection Serial Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) score increase of 2 or more (assuming baseline 0 if no previous measures) Requiring vasopressor therapy to maintain a MAP > 65mmHg Lactate > 2 mmol/l despite initial fluid resuscitation Requirement for advanced haemodynamic monitoring (PiCCO system) in the opinion of the attending clinician

Exclusion Criteria:

Patients not expected to survive 24 h in whom the intent of treatment is palliative Patients in whom the primary cause of the shock state is cardiogenic


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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03898674

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Contact: Sam Hutchings, PhD 07832678654

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United Kingdom
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Recruiting
London, United Kingdom, SE5 9RS
Contact: Sam Hutchings, PhD   
Sponsors and Collaborators
King's College London
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Responsible Party: King's College London Identifier: NCT03898674    
Other Study ID Numbers: 40180
First Posted: April 2, 2019    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 2, 2019
Last Verified: March 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Shock, Septic
Pathologic Processes
Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome