Chronology of Occult and Gross Coagulopathy in Burn Patients

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Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : July 11, 2012
Last Update Posted : July 14, 2016
United States Department of Defense
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Medstar Health Research Institute

Brief Summary:
The purpose of the study is to identify the inflammatory and coagulation pathways and mechanisms that are activated immediately following burn injury, and how they affect outcomes in terms of organ failure and death. This study also addresses the limitation of current tests (PT, PTT, and platelet counts) employed to identify coagulation disturbances in severely injured patients both in a comprehensive and rapid manner.

Condition or disease
Thermal Burns

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 85 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Determining the Chronology of Occult and Gross Coagulopathy in Thermally Injured Patients: A Systems Biology Approach
Study Start Date : July 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2016
Estimated Study Completion Date : June 2017

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Group #1 - Burns affecting less than 10% BSA
Group #2 - Burns affecting 10%-30% TBSA
Group #3 - Burns affecting 31%-50% TBSA
Group #4 - Burns affecting 51%-70% TBSA
Group #5 - Burns affecting >70% TBSA

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Burn injury patients will be enrolled in the study upon arrival at Trauma Center.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients, male or female, > or = 18 years of age, who arrive at Burn/Trauma Center with anticipated admission to The Burn Center within 4 hours of injury, with a thermal burn injury due to flash, flame, contact with hot object or liquid.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients suffering concomitant trauma that are in hemorrhagic shock. Patients with a preexisting history of coagulopathy, or currently taking anti-coagulants. Children and pregnant women. Patients with chemical or electrical injury. Patients who do not fluently speak either English or Spanish.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01638481

Contact: Melissa McLawhorn 202-877-6181

United States, District of Columbia
MedStar Washington Hospital Center Recruiting
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 20010
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Shupp, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Medstar Health Research Institute
United States Department of Defense
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Shupp, MD Washington Hospital Center

Responsible Party: Medstar Health Research Institute Identifier: NCT01638481     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 58802-LS
First Posted: July 11, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 14, 2016
Last Verified: July 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Blood Coagulation Disorders
Hemostatic Disorders
Hematologic Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Hemorrhagic Disorders