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Peritoneal Dialysis in Congestive Heart Failure

2014-08-27 03:13:40 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Rationale: End-stage congestive heart failure is a serious invalidating condition with a poor prognosis and increasing incidence. Non-randomized observations showed peritoneal dialysis (PD) in these patients to improve clinically from NYHA stadium III-IV to as low as NYHA stadium I-II. A randomized trial is needed to test whether PD improves symptoms in this condition and to find an optimal scheme.

Objective: To improve symptomatology in severe chronic failure patients. Study design: Open, parallel intervention trial comparing 2 schemes of peritoneal dialysis with icodextrin (Extraneal®) with standard medical therapy..

Study population: Patients with chronic refractory left ventricular congestive heart failure (LVEF < 30%, older than 18 years).

Intervention: Peritoneal dialysis with one (night) or two (night and day) dwells with icodextrin (Extraneal®).

Main study parameters/endpoints: Reduction in NYHA classification of symptomatic Congestive Heart Failure at 8 months after start of PD therapy. Burden of congestive heart failure: measured by reduction in unfavorable days (noted by patients in diaries and including days of hospitalization for CHF-deterioration and death).

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Congestive Heart Failure

Intervention

icodextrin

Location

Martini Hospital
Groningen
Netherlands
9700 RM

Status

Recruiting

Source

Martini Hospital Groningen

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:13:40-0400

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A cardiotonic glycoside obtained mainly from Digitalis lanata; it consists of three sugars and the aglycone DIGOXIGENIN. Digoxin has positive inotropic and negative chronotropic activity. It is used to control ventricular rate in ATRIAL FIBRILLATION and in the management of congestive heart failure with atrial fibrillation. Its use in congestive heart failure and sinus rhythm is less certain. The margin between toxic and therapeutic doses is small. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p666)

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