Is it Possible to Treat Cyanide Poisoning With HBO?

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified November 2006 by Rigshospitalet, Denmark.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
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Rigshospitalet, Denmark Identifier:
First received: November 13, 2006
Last updated: NA
Last verified: November 2006
History: No changes posted

People who has been in a fire accident have been shown often to be cyanide poisoned as well as poisoned with carbon monoxide(CO). According to recommendations from the Danish Health Agency people who are CO poisoned must be treated with hyperbaric oxygen (HBO). We want to see if HBO treatment can also treat cyanide poisoning.

The hypothesis is that as cyanide binds the same place in the mitochondria as CO cyanide will be detached from the mitochondria like CO and diffuse back to the blood.This way it will be easier to treat with hydroxycobalamin.

Condition Intervention
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning From Fire Accidents
Procedure: HBO - hyperbaric oxygen treatment

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Defined Population
Time Perspective: Longitudinal

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Further study details as provided by Rigshospitalet, Denmark:

Study Start Date: November 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date: November 2006

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Going to receive HBO treatment for carbon monoxide poisoning from fire accidents

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Under 18 years
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00399100

Contact: Pia Lawson-Smith, Doctor 0045 3545 9455
Contact: Ole Hyldegaard Larsen, Doctor 0045 3545 8859

Lab. for hyperbar medicin, afs. 4092, Anæstesi og Operationsklinikken, HOC, Rigshospitalet Recruiting
København Ø, Denmark, 2100
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rigshospitalet, Denmark
Principal Investigator: Pia Lawson-Smith, Doctor Rigshospitalet HOC, Trykkammeret
  More Information

No publications provided Identifier: NCT00399100     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 01-277/99
Study First Received: November 13, 2006
Last Updated: November 13, 2006
Health Authority: Denmark: The Regional Committee on Biomedical Research Ethics

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Chemically-Induced Disorders
Gas Poisoning processed this record on November 27, 2015