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Hypothermia in the Trauma Patient - When do Trauma Patients Get Cold?

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01006837
First Posted: November 3, 2009
Last Update Posted: February 14, 2017
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Collaborators:
Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation
St. Olavs Hospital
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  Purpose
The purpose of this study is to analyze changes in core body- and skin temperature during pre-hospital and early in-hospital treatment of multi-traumatized patients. The researchers want to investigate when trauma patients get cold and to what extent.

Condition
Hypothermia

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Hypothermia in the Trauma Patient - Temperature Changes During Transport and Initial Treatment in Hospital

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Further study details as provided by Norwegian University of Science and Technology:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Survival to discharge [ Time Frame: one year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Degree of hypothermia [ Time Frame: one year ]

Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: October 2009
Study Completion Date: August 2014
Primary Completion Date: August 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

Hypothermia is a common finding in severely traumatized patients. Decreases in core temperature during the course of initial evaluation and resuscitation are common, and can contribute to poor outcomes in multi-traumatized patients.

In this study the temperature will be recorded continually with multiple skin probes and an ear-probe from the site of the accident to arrival in the intensive care unit (including time in primary surgery, if any).

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients transported to St. Olavs Hospital (Trondheim, Norway), followed by an anesthesiologist from the norwegian air ambulance and taken care of by the trauma team in the emergency room.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • trauma patient with a ISS 9 or above.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • <12 years old
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01006837


Locations
Norway
St. Olavs Hospital, department of anesthesia
Trondheim, Norway
Sponsors and Collaborators
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation
St. Olavs Hospital
Investigators
Study Chair: Eirik Skogvoll, MD, PhD St. Olavs Hospital
  More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01006837     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2009/1263 (REK)
First Submitted: November 2, 2009
First Posted: November 3, 2009
Last Update Posted: February 14, 2017
Last Verified: February 2017

Keywords provided by Norwegian University of Science and Technology:
trauma patients
severe injury
ISS ≥9

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hypothermia
Body Temperature Changes
Signs and Symptoms