Background: ANDROMEDA-SHOCK is an international, multicenter, randomized controlled trial comparing peripheral perfusion-targeted resuscitation to lactate-targeted resuscitation in patients with septic shock in order to test the hypothesis that resuscitation targeting peripheral perfusion will be associated with lower morbidity and mortality. Objective: To report the statistical analysis plan for the ANDROMEDA-SHOCK trial. Methods: We describe the trial design,primaryandsecondaryobjectives, patients, methods of randomization, interventions, outcomes, and sample size. We describe our planned statistical analysis for the primary, secondary and tertiary outcomes. We also describe the subgroup and sensitivity analyses. Finally, we provide details for presenting our results, including mock tables showing baseline characteristics, the evolution of hemodynamic and perfusion variables, and the effects of treatments on outcomes. Conclusion: According to the best trial practice, we report our statistical analysis plan and data management plan prior to locking the database and initiating the analyses. We anticipate that this procedure will prevent analysis bias and enhance the utility of the reported results.

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Hernandez, G., Cavalcanti, A.B. (Alexandre Biasi), Ospina-Tascon, G. A., Dubin, A., Hurtado, F.J. (Francisco Javier), Damiani, L.P. (Lucas Petri), … Bakker, J. (2018). Statistical analysis plan for early goal-directed therapy using a physiological holistic view - The andromeda-shock: A randomized controlled trial. Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva, 30(3), 253–263. doi:10.5935/0103-507X.20180041