The Effect of Different Emergency Medical Systems on the Prognosis of Traumatic Brain Injury - a Prospective Study

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Recruitment Status : Suspended
First Posted : April 5, 2012
Last Update Posted : February 27, 2018
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Tampere University Hospital

Brief Summary:

The Aim of the Study is to Measure the Effect of Finnish Physician-staffed EMS Unit Treatment Methods on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Patient Prognosis.

Physician-staffed HEMS unit was implemented to the EMS 2011. The aim of this study is to compare the results against a historical database to see if the implementation of a HEMS unit will improve the prognosis of TBI patients.

Condition or disease
Traumatic Brain Injury

Detailed Description:
A Secondary Aim is to Identify Out-of-hospital Treatment Factors That Can be Influenced by Education and Protocols.

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 400 participants
Observational Model: Case-Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The Differences Between Out-of-hospital Severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Treatment in a Physician-staffed Versus Paramedic-staffed Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Unit and Its Effect on Patient Prognosis
Study Start Date : June 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date : November 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2020

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Patients Treated by Helsinki HEMS.
PAtients Treated by Tampere HEMS.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Mortality [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Glasgow Outcome Score [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Primary Care Clinic

Inclusion Criteria:

  • TBI with CGS < 9 or unconsciousness verified by an on-call neurosurgeon during admission to the hospital.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Multiple trauma

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Tampere University Hospital
Tampere, Finland
Sponsors and Collaborators
Tampere University Hospital
Study Director: Arvi Yli-Hankala, professor Tampere University Hospital
Study Director: Tom Silfvast, PhD Helsinki University Central Hospital
Study Chair: Tarja Randell, PhD Helsinki University Central Hospital
Study Chair: Ilkka Virkkunen, PhD Tampere University Hospital
Principal Investigator: Toni Pakkanen, M.D. Tampere University

Responsible Party: Tampere University Hospital Identifier: NCT01571375     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R10037
First Posted: April 5, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 27, 2018
Last Verified: February 2018

Keywords provided by Tampere University Hospital:
Traumatic Brain Injury

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Wounds and Injuries
Brain Injuries
Brain Injuries, Traumatic
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Craniocerebral Trauma
Trauma, Nervous System