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Sicilian Administrative Data Base Study in Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients (HEALTH-DB ACS)

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
AstraZeneca Identifier:
First received: August 23, 2012
Last updated: October 2, 2012
Last verified: October 2012
Thi is an observational, non interventional, cohort analysis by using administrative databases (drugs treatment, laboratory and diagnostic tests, specialist visits and hospitalizations) of Sicilia region to evaluate treatment patterns of patients after Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) event.

Acute Coronary Syndrome Acute Myocardial Infarction

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Sicilian Administrative Data Base Study in Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients

Further study details as provided by AstraZeneca:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The diagnostic path for each patient included in the analysis will be described by using all prescription for laboratory test (eg. total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol) and/or diagnostics tests (eg. electrocardiogram) during the observation period. [ Time Frame: up to 2 years ]
  • The drugs treatment path will be described by using all prescriptions of antihypertensive drugs, lipid-lowering drugs and antiplatelet drugs during the observation period. [ Time Frame: up to 2 years ]
  • Adherence to treatment will be calculated in the manner suggested by the literature and used in previous publications. Different methods of assessment will, however, used in order to study the variability of results. The analysis will be conducted over [ Time Frame: up to 2 years ]
  • The chronological analysis of the requirements will allow the identification of potential therapeutic combinations or substitutions. [ Time Frame: up to 2 years ]

Enrollment: 0
Study Start Date: September 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2012

Detailed Description:

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
All patients discharged alive from an hospitalization for Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) between January, 1st 2008 and December, 31st 2010 (inclusion period) will be included into analysis. The discharge date will be defined as "inclusion date".

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects discharged alive from hospitalization for ACS

Exclusion Criteria:

  • All patients that don't have a continuative presence as beneficiaries of the region between January 1st, 2007 and December 31st 2011 will be excluded from analysis.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01678339

Research Site
Palermo, Italy
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Chair: Flore La Tour AstraZeneca CLINICAL RESEARCH DIRECTOR
Study Director: Raffaele Sabia AstraZeneca Italy - VP MEDICAL
Principal Investigator: Rosalia Traiana, Doctor of Pharmacology Department of Pharmaceutical Health - SICILIAN REGION
  More Information

Responsible Party: AstraZeneca Identifier: NCT01678339     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NIS-CIT-XXX-2012/1
Study First Received: August 23, 2012
Last Updated: October 2, 2012

Keywords provided by AstraZeneca:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Myocardial Infarction
Acute Coronary Syndrome
Pathologic Processes
Myocardial Ischemia
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Vascular Diseases processed this record on August 18, 2017