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

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Katrina G. Ferguson, Maine Medical Center Identifier:
First received: August 1, 2012
Last updated: May 16, 2017
Last verified: May 2017
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

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Further study details as provided by Maine Medical Center:

Enrollment: 0
Actual Study Start Date: August 1, 2012
Study Completion Date: August 1, 2012
Primary Completion Date: August 1, 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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

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 Identifier: NCT01656616     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IRB 4053X
Study First Received: August 1, 2012
Last Updated: May 16, 2017

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
Vitamin B Complex
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Protective Agents processed this record on May 22, 2017