Pulmonary Embolism in Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Aleksander Talgøy Holten, Sykehuset Innlandet HF
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01318174
First received: March 17, 2011
Last updated: July 7, 2014
Last verified: July 2014
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to determine the prevalence of pulmonary embolism in our population of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) patients admitted to hospital with dyspnea. The patients will undergo investigation for pulmonary embolism, according to current guidelines.


Condition
Pulmonary Embolism
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Prevalence of Pulmonary Embolism in Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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Further study details as provided by Sykehuset Innlandet HF:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Prevalence of pulmonary embolism in exacerbations of COPD [ Time Frame: one year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 38
Study Start Date: April 2011
Study Completion Date: April 2013
Primary Completion Date: April 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Patients with known or suspected COPD admitted with an exacerbation of unknown aetiology

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • known or suspected COPD
  • COPD-exacerbation

Exclusion Criteria:

  • other causes of dyspnea
  • unable to perform CT pulmonary angio (contrast allergy, pregnancy)
  • already included in the study (each patient included only once)
  • use of anticoagulants
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Locations
Norway
Sykehuset Innlandet
Lillehammer, Oppland, Norway, 2381
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sykehuset Innlandet HF
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Aleksander T Holten, PhD Sykehuset Innlandet HF
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Aleksander Talgøy Holten, MD, Sykehuset Innlandet HF
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01318174     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: LE-KE
Study First Received: March 17, 2011
Last Updated: July 7, 2014
Health Authority: Norway: Regional Ethics Commitee

Keywords provided by Sykehuset Innlandet HF:
Pulmonary embolism
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Embolism
Lung Diseases
Respiration Disorders
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Pulmonary Embolism
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Embolism and Thrombosis
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 20, 2014