Prophylactic Ethanol Lock Therapy (ELT) in Patients on Home Parenteral Nutrition
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Conditions||catheter-related bloodstream infection (crbsi) nos, catheter-related bloodstream infection due to central venous catheter, bloodstream infection due to hickman catheter|
|Treatments||ethanol, heparin lock, normal saline|
|Phase||phase 1/phase 2|
|Start date||July 2014|
|End date||October 2016|
|Trial size||39 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT02227329, 13-007793|
This study is being implemented to identify the role of prophylactic use of ethanol lock in adult patients on home parenteral nutrition (HPN). Central catheter related blood stream infection is a major complication in patients on HPN. The investigators hypothesize that the prophylactic use of ELT will decrease the number of catheter related blood stream infections compared to the control group. The investigators further hypothesize that with the introduction of prophylactic ELT, the number of infections will decrease. This will improve the quality of life (assessed using Questionnaire) in HPN patients.
|Endpoint classification||efficacy study|
|Intervention model||parallel assignment|
|Masking||double blind (caregiver, investigator, outcomes assessor)|
The number of catheter related blood stream infections
time frame: 1 year
Quality of life assessment
time frame: 1 year
Male or female participants from 18 years up to 90 years old.
- Newly started on Home parenteral Nutrition and anticipated duration >3 months.
- Not previously on Home Parenteral Nutrition.
- Providing consent.
- Patients with non-medicare insurance.
- Patients with medicare insurance and a supplementary insurance.
- Patients with single lumen Hickman® catheters.
- No known alcohol addiction.
- Failure to provide consent
- Patients with medicare insurance and no other supplemental private insurance
- Patients with a catheter type other than a single lumen Hickman®
- Patients who are on HPN for less than three months
- Pregnant patients
- Patients who have previous proven addiction and dependence to alcohol.
- Patients lacking capacity to provide consent
- Patients who are not be managed by HPN team at investigator's institution
|Official title||Prophylactic Ethanol Lock Therapy (ELT) in Patients on Home Parenteral Nutrition: A Prospective Randomized Control Trial.|
|Principal investigator||Ryan Hurt, MD, PhD|
|Description||Catheter-related bloodstream infection (CRBSI) is a serious complication for home parenteral nutrition (HPN) patients causing morbidity, mortality, and prolonged hospitalization. CRBSIs may also result in the need for central venous catheter (CVC) removal and replacement. Current literature supports the use of antibiotics locks in patients with repeated CRBSI. There is a growing concern about the increased risk of microbial resistance with the long term use antibiotic locks. Ethanol lock therapy (ELT) has broad spectrum coverage and includes gram negative bacteria, gram positive bacteria, atypical bacteria, and fungi. Compared with antibiotic and other solution locks, which have limitations, ELT has excellent broad-spectrum bactericidal and fungicidal killing action and poses no problems with development of resistance over time. There is a lack of a randomized controlled study to characterize the role of ELT in adult patients on HPN.|
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