Last updated on February 2018

Anisodamine Critically Ill SeptIc Shock


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Toxic Shock Syndrome
  • Age: Between 15 - 100 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients with septic shock

Inclusion criteria included patients with sepsis plus use of vasopressors. Systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) is defined as meeting at least one of the following 3 criteria for a systemic inflammatory response. One of the SIRS criteria must be either the WBC criteria (a) or the body temperature criteria (b):

  1. White blood cell count >12,000 or <4,000 or >10% band forms
  2. Body temperature >38oC (any route) or <36oC (accepting core temperatures only; indwelling catheter, esophageal, rectal)
  3. Heart rate (> 90 beats/min) or receiving medications that slow heart rate or paced rhythm.

Suspected or documented infection included the following sites: thorax, urinary tract, abdomen, skin, sinuses, central venous catheters, and bacterial meningitis.

Septic shock was defined as sustained arterial hypotension with systolic blood pressure (SBP) < 90 mm Hg, mean arterial pressure (MAP) < 70 mm Hg, or an SBP decrease > 40 mm Hg, despite adequate fluid resuscitation. To ease clinical screening process, we defined septic shock as the requirement of vasopressors despite adequate fluid resuscitation. Vasopressors include norepinephrine, epinephrine, phenylephrine and dopamine>5mcg/kg/min.

Patients with following conditions will be excluded:

  1. Age<15 years old
  2. Moribund (expected to die within 24 hours)
  3. Stay in ICU for more than 24 hours
  4. Contraindications to anisodamine: elevated intracranial pressure, acute phase of intracranial hemorrhage, glaucoma, untreated bowel obstruction (surgically treated obstruction is not contraindicated), enlargement of prostate without urinary catheterization.

Recruitment Status: Open


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