The Use of Low Molecular Weight Heparin in Traumatic Brain Injury

This study has suspended participant recruitment.
Aventis Pharmaceuticals
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Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation Identifier:
First received: September 12, 2005
Last updated: October 3, 2012
Last verified: October 2012

September 12, 2005
October 3, 2012
December 2002
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Safety: Assess if early administration of LMWH exacerbates intracranial hemorrhage.
Same as current
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Efficacy: Demonstrate effectiveness of dosing regimen in preventing VTE.
Same as current
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The Use of Low Molecular Weight Heparin in Traumatic Brain Injury
The Use of Low Molecular Weight Heparin in Traumatic Brain Injury

To study the safety and efficacy of early administration of Low Molecular Weight Heparin to patients with traumatic brain injury.

Venous thromboembolic (VTE) prophylaxis in trauma patients is a critical clinical problem. Patients with traumatic brain injury usually have effective VTE prophylaxis withheld secondary to concerns of exacerbating intracranial hemorrhage. This study examines the safety and efficacy of early administration (within 24 hrs of admission) of low molecular weight heparin to this patient population with very high VTE risk.

Phase 4
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Prevention
  • Brain Injury
  • Venous Thrombosis
Drug: Enoxaparin
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
August 2005
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Blunt traumatic brain injury (Marshall II-V)
  • Stable 6 hr. head CT
  • Stable hemoglobin

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Premorbid coagulopathy
  • Pregnancy
  • < 18 y.o.
  • Need for therapeutic anticoagulation
  • Heparin allergy
18 Years and older
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United States
HSR #02-2113
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Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation
Aventis Pharmaceuticals
Principal Investigator: John K. Cumming, M.D. Hennepin County Medical Center/MinneapolisMRF
Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation
October 2012

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