Survey of Tourniquet Use in a Combat Support Hospital

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
United States Army Institute of Surgical Research Identifier:
First received: August 14, 2007
Last updated: December 19, 2011
Last verified: December 2011
Data will be collected on the type of tourniquet and circumstances of its use. Patients with penetrating extremity injury will have clinical and pre-clinical hospital data collected.

Condition Intervention
Vascular Injury
Device: CAT (Combat Arms Tourniquet)

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Survey of Tourniquet Use in a Combat Support Hospital

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Further study details as provided by United States Army Institute of Surgical Research:

Enrollment: 584
Study Start Date: August 2006
Study Completion Date: March 2008
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Individuals on whom tourniquet was used.
Device: CAT (Combat Arms Tourniquet)

Detailed Description:

This is a performance improvement project that is a prospective observational cohort design with subgroup analyses. This project meets the criteria of research with its intent to publish. No data is generated and only existing data are used. No interventions are made and the comparisons will be with within subgroups in the cohort.

Aim 1. Describe the number of tourniquets which were appropriately used (wound required a tourniquet and tourniquet was placed properly) as assessed by treating physician

Aim 2 &3. Describe if limbs wounds with tourniquets were bleeding upon admission, resuscitation, and following tourniquet removal

Aim 4. Describe if mortality for the cohort of patients with tourniquets is different than the mortality predicted by various injury scoring systems

Aim 5. Compare patient outcomes between those in which a tourniquet was indicated but not used and those for whom a tourniquet was indicated and used

Aim 6. Determine if patients that received tourniquets for an extended time period exhibit any known tourniquet complications


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Combat soldiers on whom tourniquet was applied.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • penetrating extremity injury with tourniquet use

Exclusion Criteria:

  • non penetrating extremity injury
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00517166

Combat Support Hospital
Baghdad, Iraq
Sponsors and Collaborators
United States Army Institute of Surgical Research
Principal Investigator: John F Kragh, MD US Army Institute of Surgical Research
  More Information

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Responsible Party: United States Army Institute of Surgical Research Identifier: NCT00517166     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IRAQ 06-010, I.2006.175dt
Study First Received: August 14, 2007
Last Updated: December 19, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by United States Army Institute of Surgical Research:
extremity injury
hemostatic device

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Vascular System Injuries
Cardiovascular Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Wounds and Injuries processed this record on December 01, 2015