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

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified August 2012 by Maine Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Tania D. Strout, Maine Medical Center Identifier:
First received: August 1, 2012
Last updated: August 2, 2012
Last verified: August 2012
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 Intervention
Cyanide Poisoning
Drug: Cyanide antidote administration

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Hydroxycobalamin and Rural Emergency Medical Services Cyanide Exposure Patients: A Cost Analysis

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by Maine Medical Center:

Estimated Enrollment: 300
Study Start Date: August 2012
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
EMS cyanide exposure patients Drug: Cyanide antidote administration


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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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01656616

Contact: Tania D Strout, PhD, RN, MS 207-662-7049

United States, Maine
Maine Medical Center Department of Emergency Medicine Not yet recruiting
Portland, Maine, United States, 04102
Principal Investigator: Tamas Peredy, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Tania D Strout, PhD, RN, MS         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Maine Medical Center
Study Director: Tania D Strout, PhD, RN, MS Maine Medical Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Tania D. Strout, Director of Research, Department of Emergency Medicine, Maine Medical Center Identifier: NCT01656616     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IRB 4053X
Study First Received: August 1, 2012
Last Updated: August 2, 2012

Keywords provided by 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
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