Computer Assisted Vasopressor Titration in Critically Ill Patients

2019-10-02 07:21:31 | BioPortfolio


The purpose of this pilot study is to evaluate the performance of a novel closed-loop (automated) vasopressor administration system that delivers norepinephrine using feedback from standard operating room hemodynamic monitor (EV1000 Monitor-Flotrac Edwards Lifesciences, IRVINE, USA) in 10 to 12 critically ill patients in the intensive care unit.


The investigators have developed an automated closed-loop system for vasopressor administration . They will test it in critically ill patients. The investigators want to demonstrate that the closed-loop system can maintain mean arterial pressure ( MAP) within a very narrow range (within +/- 5 mmHg of the predefined MAP target) for more than 85 % of the case time.

The Investigators have shown this to be the case in simulation studies and in-vivo animal studies and in surgical patients but not yet in the Intensive careunit (ICU) setting. Investigators will recruit 10 to 12 ICU patients equipped with a mini-invasive cardiac output monitoring and under norepinephrine infusion.

These patients will typically include: septic patients, neuro ICU patients, ARDS patients, trauma patients or postoperative patients The target MAP will be determined by the ICU physician in charge of the patient.

Fluids will be given standard of care. The closed loop (automated) system will use an infusion pump (Q-Core) and a controller (a computer run index and algorithm developed by Sironis) to make frequent, regular and accurate adjustments of vasopressor (norepinephrine)

The goal is to register a period of two hours of closed-loop control of MAP.

Study Design


Closed-Loop Communication


closed-loop system for vasopressor administration






Erasme University Hospital

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