Multicenter Registry Study With Therapeutic Hypothermia After Cardiac Arrest in Japan (J-PULSE-HYPO)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 13, 2009
Last Update Posted : July 22, 2011
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National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center

Brief Summary:
Recently, early defibrillation and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for sudden onset of cardiac arrest are advancing, however, survival rate is still very low in the world. Furthermore, post-cardiac arrest brain injury is a common cause of morbidity and mortality after successful resuscitation which is urgent issue to be solved. Therapeutic hypothermia is part of a standardized treatment strategy for comatose survivors of cardiac arrest in the metabolic phase usually about 15 minutes after cardiac arrest. However, the evidences of the efficacy of therapeutic hypothermia are still few. The optimal candidates, temperature, the timing of initiation, the therapeutic windows and the rate for rewarming have not been defined clinically and should be established. The purpose of this research is the improvement in the outcomes for patients with coma after resuscitation from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest using therapeutic hypothermia established from the analysis of multicenter registry data.

Condition or disease
Cardiac Arrest

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 452 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Official Title: Multicenter Registry Study With Therapeutic Hypothermia After Cardiac Arrest in Japan
Study Start Date : June 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2011

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Patients with therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest in hospitals

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Survival and functional outcome (CPC: Cerebral Performance Categories) [ Time Frame: after 3 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Survival and/or functional outcome [ Time Frame: after 24 hours ]
  2. Survival and/or functional outcome [ Time Frame: after 7 days ]
  3. Survival and/or functional outcome [ Time Frame: after one month ]
  4. Survival and/or functional outcome [ Time Frame: at discharge ]
  5. Survival or functional outcome [ Time Frame: after three months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients with therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest from 2005 to 2009 in each hospitals.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult patients who remained unconscious after resuscitation from out-of-hospital or inhospital cardiac arrest
  • Presented the stable hemodynamics with drug treatments or mechanical supporting system including IABP or PCPS

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with:

    • pregnancy
    • acute aortic dissection
    • pulmonary thromboembolism
    • drug poisoning
    • poor daily activity

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00901134

Kokura Memorial Hospital
Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan
Sapporo City University Hopistal
Sapporo, Hokaido, Japan
Kagawa University Hospital
Takamatsu, Kagawa, Japan
Yokohama City University Medical Center
Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
National Cardiovascular Center
Suita, Osaka, Japan, 565-8565
Osaka Saiseikai Senri Hospital
Suita, Osaka, Japan
Osaka Mishima Emergency Critical Care Center
Takatsuki, Osaka, Japan
Yamaguchi University Hospital
Ube, Yamaguchi, Japan
Hiroshima City Hospital
Hiroshima, Japan
Osaka City General Hospital
Osaka, Japan
Osaka Police Hospital
Osaka, Japan
Sumitomo Hospital
Osaka, Japan
Saga University Hospital
Saga, Japan
Nihon University Surugadai Hospital
Tokyo, Japan
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center
Principal Investigator: Hiroshi Nonogi, MD Department of Cardiology, National Cardiovascular Center , Japan

Additional Information:
Publications of Results:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Hiroshi Nonogi, Department of Cardiology , National Cardiovascular Center,Japan Identifier: NCT00901134     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NCVC-JPULSE-H
First Posted: May 13, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 22, 2011
Last Verified: July 2011

Keywords provided by National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center:
therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Arrest
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Body Temperature Changes
Signs and Symptoms