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Factor XIII and Pulmonary Embolism in Neurosurgical Patients

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified March 2010 by Ludwig-Maximilians - University of Munich.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
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Ludwig-Maximilians - University of Munich Identifier:
First received: April 16, 2010
Last updated: April 19, 2010
Last verified: March 2010
Two studies (Gerlach et al. 2000; Gerlach et al. 2002) described the impact of factor XIII on the risk of prospective hemorrhage for patients undergoing craniotomy. Since then, factor XIII is measured and substituted in various centers. Few reports support the idea of factor XIII being involved in the formation of deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. In this prospective observational study, patients undergoing craniotomy for brain tumors or vascular lesions are investigated concerning the incidence of postoperative pulmonary embolism in respect of possible risk factors (factor XIII activity levels, standard coagulation parameters, tumor entity, blood loss).

Brain Tumor Vascular Lesion Factor XIII Deficiency Pulmonary Embolism

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Risk Factors for Perioperative Pulmonary Embolism in Neurosurgical Patients in Respect of Factor XIII Activity

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Further study details as provided by Ludwig-Maximilians - University of Munich:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Incidence of pulmonary embolisms following Factor XIII substitution [ Time Frame: 38 months ]

Estimated Enrollment: 130
Study Start Date: October 2007
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Patients with low Factor XIII
Postoperative occurence of pulmonary embolism in patients scheduled to undergo a neurosurgical procedure with laboratory-confirmed low levels of Factor XIII


Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Neurosurgical patients with a postoperative occurence of pulmonary embolism in with laboratory-confirmed preoperatively low levels of Factor XIII

Inclusion Criteria:

  • preoperatively low Factor XIII activity
  • neurosurgical procedure (craniotomy)
  • substitution of Factor XIII
  • postoperative occurence of pulmonary embolism

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01106937

Contact: Stefan Grau, Dr. +4989/7095-0

Department of Neurosurgery, LMU Recruiting
Munich, Bavaria, Germany, 81377
Contact: Stefan Grau, Dr.    0049897095-0   
Principal Investigator: Stefan Grau, Dr.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ludwig-Maximilians - University of Munich
Principal Investigator: Stefan Grau, Dr. Ludwig-Maximilians - University of Munich
  More Information

Responsible Party: Dr. Stefan Grau, Department of Neurosurgery, LMU Munich Identifier: NCT01106937     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SG-1
Study First Received: April 16, 2010
Last Updated: April 19, 2010

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pulmonary Embolism
Factor XIII Deficiency
Embolism and Thrombosis
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Blood Coagulation Disorders, Inherited
Blood Coagulation Disorders
Hematologic Diseases
Coagulation Protein Disorders
Hemorrhagic Disorders
Genetic Diseases, Inborn processed this record on September 21, 2017