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

This study has suspended participant recruitment.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Tampere University Hospital Identifier:
First received: April 2, 2012
Last updated: October 20, 2016
Last verified: October 2016

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.

Traumatic Brain Injury

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: 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

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Further study details as provided by Tampere University Hospital:

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

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

Estimated Enrollment: 400
Study Start Date: June 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date: November 2020 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Patients Treated by Helsinki HEMS.
PAtients Treated by Tampere HEMS.

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

Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
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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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01571375

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
  More Information

Responsible Party: Tampere University Hospital Identifier: NCT01571375     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R10037
Study First Received: April 2, 2012
Last Updated: October 20, 2016

Keywords provided by Tampere University Hospital:
Traumatic Brain Injury

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Wounds and Injuries
Brain Injuries
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Craniocerebral Trauma
Trauma, Nervous System processed this record on September 21, 2017