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Effect of Epinephrine/ Phenylephrine for Preventing the Postreperfusion Syndrome During Reperfusion in Liver Transplantation

2014-08-27 03:15:29 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Postreperfusion syndrome (PRS) is a relatively common phenomenon in patients undergoing liver transplantation which is characterized by an acute drop in blood pressure immediately after the prefusion is restored to the transplanted liver. We hypothesized that PRS would be prevented when phenylephrine or epinephrine is administered immediately prior to reperfusion in liver transplantation.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Prevention

Conditions

Hypotension After Reperfusion in Liver Transplantation

Intervention

phenylephrine, epinephrine, placebo control

Location

Seoul National University Hospital
Seoul
Korea, Republic of
110-744

Status

Recruiting

Source

Seoul National University Hospital

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:15:29-0400

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A racemic mixture of d-epinephrine and l-epinephrine.

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