The Efficacy of Adjunctive Use of Ondansetron in Patients With Sepsis and Septic Shock

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    Noha Mansour
Updated on 15 June 2022
severe sepsis
inflammatory response
septic shock


Sepsis is a systemic inflammatory response that has deleterious effects and considered the leading cause of death in critically ill patients 1 . One of the hallmarks of severe sepsis is the progressive, injurious inflammatory response to infection, mediated by the excessive release of inflammatory mediators and consequently, associated with multiple organs damage 2 . Various studies have demonstrated that adverse outcomes in sepsis patients are closely related to the development of myocardial dysfunction 3 . The mortality of sepsis combined with cardiac functional insufficiency has increased significantly to 70%-90% 4 . Therefore, targeting cardiac insufficiency and heart injury may represent a novel treatment strategy. Several reports documented critical involvement of serotonin 5-hydroxytryptamine in the pathogenesis of sepsis. The aim of the current study is to evaluate the efficacy of ondansetron adjuvant use in patients with sepsis and septic shock.

Condition Sepsis, Septic Shock
Treatment Placebo, ondansetron
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT05402553
SponsorNoha Mansour
Last Modified on15 June 2022


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male or female adult patients, aged 18 years or older with sepsis or septic shock after
surgery according to the 2016 third international consensus definitions for sepsis and
septic shock

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diagnosis of septic shock longer than 24 hours ago known or suspected disease with a strong
indication or contraindication for the study drugs Pregnant and lactating women
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