Influence of Mild Therapeutic Hypothermia on Leukocyte Count (INCA)

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Recruitment Status : Terminated
First Posted : August 24, 2007
Last Update Posted : August 4, 2015
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Charite University, Berlin, Germany

Brief Summary:
Mild therapeutic hypothermia is indicated in patients surviving out-of-hospital cardiac arrest due to ventricular fibrillation. Potential immunologic responses are unknown.

Condition or disease
Ventricular Fibrillation

Study Type : Observational
Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Study Start Date : December 2009

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MedlinePlus related topics: Hypothermia
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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Survivors in out of hospital cardiac arrest

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Survivors of cardiac arrest due to VF
  • Age 18-90

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Suspected / proven pregnancy
  • Immunodeficiency

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00520520

Charite University Hospital
Berlin, Germany, 13353
Sponsors and Collaborators
Charite University, Berlin, Germany
Principal Investigator: Joerg C Schefold, MD Charite University, Berlin, Germany
Principal Investigator: Christian Storm, MD Charite University, Berlin, Germany

Responsible Party: Charite University Medicine Identifier: NCT00520520     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: I-STU-26
First Posted: August 24, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 4, 2015
Last Verified: July 2009

Keywords provided by Charite University, Berlin, Germany:
post resuscitation
post ventricular fibrillation
patients receiving mild therapeutic hypothermia

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Ventricular Fibrillation
Body Temperature Changes
Signs and Symptoms
Arrhythmias, Cardiac
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Pathologic Processes