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Discrete Hypothermia in the Management of Traumatic Brain Injury

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00676104
First Posted: May 12, 2008
Last Update Posted: December 20, 2013
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Monique Surles, Emory University
  Purpose
The primary goal of this project is to demonstrate the feasibility and clinical benefits of a new rapid treatment for secondary treatment for secondary brain injury called Discrete Cerebral Hypothermia System by CoolSystems, Inc., Berkley, CA. This device induced hypothermia in the adult brain without significant whole body hypothermia. Discrete Cerebral Hypothermia System holds a great potential for protecting the brain from the devastating secondary complications of trauma without the associated deleterious system effects.

Condition Intervention Phase
Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Device: CoolSystems Discrete Cerebral Hypothermia System Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Discrete Hypothermia in the Management of Traumatic Brain Injury

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Further study details as provided by Monique Surles, Emory University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Perform a comparative analysis of outcome (Glasgow Outcome Score) [ Time Frame: Day 1, day 2, day 3, day 7, day 14, day 21, day 28 and 1 month after injury ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • The effectiveness of the Discrete Cerebral Hypothermia System by CoolSystems in maintaining a significant gradient between the core and brain temperatures in study population. [ Time Frame: within 3 days after injury ]
  • Functional Independence Measure [ Time Frame: Day 1, day 2, day 3, day 7, day 14, day 21, day 28 and 1 month after injury ]
  • Mortality [ Time Frame: Day 1, day 2, day 3, day 7, day 14, day 21, day 28 and 1 month after injury ]
  • Confirm the effectiveness of the Discrete Cerebral System in reducing internal brain temperature [ Time Frame: within 3 days after injury ]

Enrollment: 25
Study Start Date: July 2006
Study Completion Date: October 2008
Primary Completion Date: August 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Treatment Device: CoolSystems Discrete Cerebral Hypothermia System
The CoolSystems Discrete Cerebral Hypothermia System (DCHS) will be removed from the patients head after 48 hours.
Sham Comparator: Control Device: CoolSystems Discrete Cerebral Hypothermia System
The CoolSystems Discrete Cerebral Hypothermia System (DCHS) will be removed from the patients head after 48 hours.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient is treated for severe traumatic brain injury at Grady Health System, GCS < 8
  • Patient is >18 years of age
  • Patient requires an Intracranial Pressure (ICP) Probe (part of their routine treatment)
  • Patient is able to receive Discrete Cerebral Hypothermia within 48-hours of hospital admission
  • Patient and/or guardian must speak English (in order to ensure proper Informed Consent)
  • Patient and/or guardian/family must sign an Informed Consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unwillingness or inability of patient and/or guardian/ family to sign an informed consent
  • Physical placement of cooling cap impedes routine treatment
  • Patient has a core body temperature of 36 degrees C or less at time of assessment
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00676104


Locations
United States, Georgia
Emory University School of Medicine, Grady Health System campus
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30303
Sponsors and Collaborators
Emory University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Odette A Harris, MD, MPH Emory University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Monique Surles, Designated Investigator, Emory University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00676104     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0584-2005
First Submitted: May 8, 2008
First Posted: May 12, 2008
Last Update Posted: December 20, 2013
Last Verified: December 2013

Keywords provided by Monique Surles, Emory University:
Traumatic Brain Injury
Trauma
Hypothermia

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Wounds and Injuries
Brain Injuries
Brain Injuries, Traumatic
Hypothermia
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Craniocerebral Trauma
Trauma, Nervous System
Body Temperature Changes
Signs and Symptoms