The purpose of the study is to compare the efficacy of levosimendan with that of dobutamine in patients with unstable hemodynamics (shock).
Efficacy of Levosimendan in the Critically Ill Patients with Unstable Hemodynamics (the LICI study) – A Double Blind Randomized Pilot Study
– Cardiogenic Shock- Septic Shock
Treatment, Randomized, Double-Blind, Active Control, Parallel Assignment, Efficacy Study
Primary Outcomes: Resolution of shock stateSecondary Outcomes: Change in cardiac functions
Study start: October 2004; Expected completion: June 2006
Eligibility & Criteria
Inclusion Criteria:- Reduced left ventricular systolic function – Hypotension – Anuria or oligouria Exclusion Criteria:- Less than 18 years old – Pregnant – Uncorrected valvular stenosis – Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM) – Third degree AV block
Intensive Care Unit, Nepean Hospital, Penrith, New South Wales, 2750, Australia; Recruiting:- Anthony S McLean, MD +61-2-47342490 firstname.lastname@example.org – Stephen J Huang, PhD +61-247342320 email@example.com
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