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Utility of Laboratory Testing for Children With Seizure in Emergency Department

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01123746
First Posted: May 14, 2010
Last Update Posted: May 14, 2010
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Information provided by:
Taipei Medical University WanFang Hospital
  Purpose

Objective: To evaluate the predisposing factors associated with abnormal laboratory findings in patients who came to the emergency room due to a first seizure.

Methods: Patients were divided into separate groups based on normal and abnormal laboratory results for sodium, potassium, calcium, and glucose. The difference in age, gender, whether this was the first attack, whether there was fever, whether there were gastrointestinal symptoms, the duration and pattern of the seizure, and whether there was a seizure at the emergency department, were evaluated.


Condition
Seizure

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective

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Further study details as provided by Taipei Medical University WanFang Hospital:

Estimated Enrollment: 500
Study Start Date: October 2009
Study Completion Date: April 2010
Primary Completion Date: December 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
500 patients who come to wanfang hospital due to seizure
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age: less than 18 years old
  • The patient came to emergency department due to seizure
  • The patient received blood sampling including serum sodium, potassium, calcium and glucose.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • The patient came to the outpatient department.
  • The patient did not received blood sampling at emergency room.
  • The seizure occurred after admission.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01123746


Locations
Taiwan
Taipei Medical University-WanFang Hospital
Taipei, Taiwan, 116
Sponsors and Collaborators
Taipei Medical University WanFang Hospital
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Hsiao-Feng Chou, M.D. Pediatrics department, Wanfang hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Chou Hsiao-Feng, Department of Pediatrics, Taipei Medical University WanFang Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01123746     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 98088
First Submitted: May 12, 2010
First Posted: May 14, 2010
Last Update Posted: May 14, 2010
Last Verified: May 2010

Keywords provided by Taipei Medical University WanFang Hospital:
Seizure
electrolyte
risk factor

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Seizures
Epilepsy
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms