Utility of Laboratory Testing for Children With Seizure in Emergency Department

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 14, 2010
Last Update Posted : May 14, 2010
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Taipei Medical University WanFang Hospital

Brief Summary:

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 or disease

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 500 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Study Start Date : October 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2010

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MedlinePlus related topics: Seizures

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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

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.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01123746

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

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

Keywords provided by Taipei Medical University WanFang Hospital:
risk factor

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