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Hydroxycobalamin and Rural Emergency Medical Services Cyanide Exposure Patients: A Cost Analysis

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01656616
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn
First Posted : August 3, 2012
Last Update Posted : May 18, 2017
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
The costs to a rural emergency medical services (EMS) system of a change from a traditional cyanide antidote kit to a kit containing hydroxocobalamin alone are currently unknown. The purpose of this study is to use current EMS data to calculate the costs to a rural EMS system associated with the adoption of a hydroxocobalamin protocol for the treatment of suspected cyanide exposure.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Cyanide Poisoning Drug: Cyanide antidote administration

Study Design

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 0 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Hydroxycobalamin and Rural Emergency Medical Services Cyanide Exposure Patients: A Cost Analysis
Actual Study Start Date : August 1, 2012
Primary Completion Date : August 1, 2012
Study Completion Date : August 1, 2012

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Groups and Cohorts

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
EMS cyanide exposure patients Drug: Cyanide antidote administration

Outcome Measures

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
EMS patients possibly exposed to cyanide via poisoning or smoke exposure.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Included in Maine EMS database
  • House Fire Victim
  • Poisoning

Exclusion Criteria:

  • No potential cyanide exposure
  • Incomplete data available
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United States, Maine
Maine Medical Center Department of Emergency Medicine
Portland, Maine, United States, 04102
Sponsors and Collaborators
Maine Medical Center
Study Director: Tania D Strout, PhD, RN, MS Maine Medical Center
More Information

Responsible Party: Katrina G. Ferguson, Director of Research, Department of Emergency Medicine, Maine Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01656616     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IRB 4053X
First Posted: August 3, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 18, 2017
Last Verified: May 2017

Keywords provided by Katrina G. Ferguson, Maine Medical Center:
Cost effectiveness
Emergency Medical Services
Smoke Inhalation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes
Chemically-Induced Disorders
Vitamin B 12
Protective Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Vitamin B Complex
Growth Substances