To Assess Safety and Efficacy of Bolus Versus Continuous Infusion of Terlipressin in Acute Variceal Bleeding

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Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, India

Status

Completed

Conditions

Acute Variceal Bleeding

Treatments

Drug: Terlipressin

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT02695862
ILBS-AVB-001

Details and patient eligibility

About

The study is single centered; prospective, parallel arm randomized controlled trial.The patients will be who presented to Institute of Liver \& Biliary Sciences with esophageal variceal bleeding or develop esophageal bleeding during hospital stay. All patients will be managed with continuous non-invasive cardiac and hemodynamic monitoring including cardiac rhythm, pulse rate, blood pressure, and oxygen saturation. Hemoglobin (Hb) will checked every 6 h for the initial 48 h and then every 12 h till discharge. Likewise, serum creatinine will checked daily. Packed red blood cells will be transfused to maintain target Hb of ⩾8 g/dl. Patients will be started on IV Proton Pump Inhibitor, with bolus dose of terlipressin (2mg) followed by Endoscopic variceal ligation. All patients will received prophylactic antibiotics; antibiotics will be stopped if there will no other indication to continue. After confirmation of EVB (Esophageal Variceal Bleeding) and successful initial hemostasis with emergency EVBL (Endoscopic Variceal Band ligation), patients will be randomly assigned into Group -A (Bolus terlipressin at 2mg every 4hourly) and Group-B (Continuous infusion of terlipressin @ 4mg/24hour initially) therapy for esophageal varices . They will then undergo HVPG (Hepatic Venous Pressure Gradient) measurement at baseline, 12hours and 24hours. Patient in continuous group will titrate dose. accordingly to HVPG (Hepatic Venous Pressure Gradient) measurement at 12 and 24 hours. At 24 hours patient will be directed to receive either TIPS (Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt) or will continue Terlipressin for 48 hours.

Enrollment

110 patients

Sex

All

Ages

18 to 70 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Any patient with only acute esophageal variceal bleeding (as defined by Asian pacific Association for the study of Liver Disease)
  • Informed consent to participate in the study
  • Age 18 to 70 years

Exclusion criteria

  • Pregnant and lactation
  • Prior treatment with any vasoactive drugs
  • Significant heart or respiratory failure
  • Peripheral arteriopathy clinically significant
  • Previous heart stroke or significant alteration of the Electrocardiogram
  • Hemodynamically unstable
  • Refusal to participate in the study
  • Hypertension

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

110 participants in 2 patient groups

Bolus Terlipressin
Experimental group
Description:
Injection terlipressin after 2 mg bolus it will be given 2 mg QID
Treatment:
Drug: Terlipressin
Terlipressin continuous(4mg/24hours)
Active Comparator group
Description:
Injection terlipressin after 2 mg bolus it will be given 4 mg over 24 hours,and dose will be titrated as per HVPG (Hepatic Venous Pressure Gradient)
Treatment:
Drug: Terlipressin

Trial contacts and locations

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