Relative efficacies of HBOC-201 and polyheme to increase oxygen transport compared to blood and crystalloids. "2017 Military Supplement"

HbO2 Therapeutics, Souderton, Pennsylvania; University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland.

Shock (Augusta, Ga.). 2017
BACKGROUND Because total hemoglobin in circulation ([THb]) is an established predictor of clinical outcomes in anemic individuals, the relative efficacies of resuscitation fluids to increase [THb] can be used to design better hemoglobin-based oxygen carrier (HBOC) clinical trials. METHODS Expected efficacies of HBOC-201 (13 g Hb/dL) and packed RBCs (pRBCs, 24 g Hb/dL) to increase [THb] were calculated and interpreted in the context of SAEs in the HEM-0115 phase III clinical trial.The PolyHeme phase III clinical trial compared the HBOC, PolyHeme (10 g Hb/dL), to crystalloid control prehospital and packed RBCs in hospital. The comparative abilities of these resuscitation fluids to maintain [THb] were interpreted in the context of mortality. RESULTS In HEM-0115, infusion of HBOC-201 increased [THb] by 0.18 +/- 0.03 g/dL (N=121) compared to 0.87 +/- 0.07 g/dL (N = 115) following one unit of pRBCs. These observed increases in [THb] were similar to expected increases for these fluids. Use of HBOC-201 was associated with 0.34 SAEs per patient compared to 0.25 SAEs per patient in the pRBC arm (p = 0.016).Hemoglobin (Hb) Deficit was greater in HBOC-201-treated patients than in pRBC controls and emerged as a predictor of SAEs in a logistics model. Randomization to HBOC-201 had no power to predict SAEs.PolyHeme more effectively maintained [THb] than did crystalloid prior to arrival at hospital, associated with initially higher survival in the PolyHeme arm. Thereafter, PolyHeme subjects sustained lower [THb] and higher mortality than controls. CONCLUSION Greater anemia in subjects randomized to HBOC-201 was consistent with the relative efficacies of HBOC-201 and pRBCs to increase [THb] and may have contributed to more SAEs in the HBOC arm of HEM-0115 and greater long-term mortality in the PolyHeme trial.
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