Characterization of the Early Sex Hormone Milieu Post Injury and Relationship With Resuscitation Requirements and Coagulopathy

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jason Sperry, University of Pittsburgh Identifier:
First received: December 1, 2011
Last updated: February 18, 2014
Last verified: February 2014

Traumatic injury is a major public health problem with an immense societal cost. Despite improvements in trauma management, patients continue to suffer significant morbidity and mortality. Evidence suggests that males and females tolerate severe injury differently with a greater protection afforded to females. Determining the mechanisms responsible for these sex-based outcome differences after injury, focusing specifically on the early sex-hormone environment post-injury, may allow those at highest risk for poor outcome to be predicted and promote interventions that can improve outcomes for all injured patients. The goal of this study is to determine if the early sex hormone environment soon after injury has effects on the intensity of the immune response, resuscitation and blood transfusion requirements, and important clinical outcomes including mortality, organ failure and infection, following significant injury.

Traumatic Injury

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Characterization of the Early Sex Hormone Milieu Post Injury and Relationship With Resuscitation Requirements and Coagulopathy

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Multiple Organ Failure [ Time Frame: 7 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 292
Study Start Date: January 2011
Study Completion Date: December 2012
Primary Completion Date: September 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 90 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Injured patients requiring ICU admission who arrive within 6 hours of injury


Inclusion Criteria:

Injury, ICU admission

Exclusion Criteria:

Isolated TBI, Admission beyond 6 hours

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01485419

United States, Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15261
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Pittsburgh
Principal Investigator: Jason Sperry, MD, MPH University of Pittsburgh
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Responsible Party: Jason Sperry, Assistant Professor of Surgery and Critical Care, University of Pittsburgh Identifier: NCT01485419     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NTI early sex hormone trial
Study First Received: December 1, 2011
Last Updated: February 18, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of Pittsburgh:
Sex hormones

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Blood Coagulation Disorders
Hemostatic Disorders
Wounds and Injuries
Cardiovascular Diseases
Hematologic Diseases
Hemorrhagic Disorders
Vascular Diseases processed this record on October 02, 2015