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Analysis of Emergency Department (ED) Volumes During Natural Disasters

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01059981
First Posted: February 1, 2010
Last Update Posted: July 8, 2010
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Information provided by:
The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
  Purpose
The 'Analysis of Emergency Department Volumes during Natural Disasters' retrospective study focuses on three specified populations including dialysis patients, trauma patients, and patients poisoned by carbon monoxide. These three populations have one commonality - hurricanes, ie. natural disasters, which is the exposure. Causal associations and significant correlations will be explored in all three subgroups.

Condition
Dialysis Trauma Related Injuries Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Analysis of Emergency Department Volumes During Natural Disasters

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Further study details as provided by The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston:

Estimated Enrollment: 1000
Study Start Date: August 2009
Study Completion Date: June 2010
Primary Completion Date: May 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
1
Dialysis patients
2
Trauma patients
3
Patients with carbon monoxide poisoning

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Three populations: Dialsysis patients, trauma patients, and patients experiencing carbon monoxide poisonings during natural disasters.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with carbon monoxide poisoning in addition to trauma and dialysis patients admitted to the Memorial Hermann Health System's (MHHS) Emergency Department (ED) 1 week pre- and post-Hurricane Ike's landfall to the City of Houston, which was September 12, 2008.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with the specified conditions that were not admitted during the time interval allotted.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01059981


Locations
United States, Texas
Memorial Hermann Hospital - Medical Center
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
University of TX Health Science Center, Houston
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
Investigators
Principal Investigator: James J McCarthy, MD The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
  More Information

Responsible Party: James McCarthy, MD, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01059981     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HSC-MS-08-0656
First Submitted: February 4, 2009
First Posted: February 1, 2010
Last Update Posted: July 8, 2010
Last Verified: July 2010

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Emergencies
Poisoning
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes
Chemically-Induced Disorders
Gas Poisoning