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Hypothermia in the Trauma Patient - When do Trauma Patients Get Cold?

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01006837
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 3, 2009
Last Update Posted : February 14, 2017
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November 2, 2009
November 3, 2009
February 14, 2017
October 2009
August 2012   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Survival to discharge [ Time Frame: one year ]
Same as current
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Degree of hypothermia [ Time Frame: one year ]
Same as current
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Hypothermia in the Trauma Patient - When do Trauma Patients Get Cold?
Hypothermia in the Trauma Patient - Temperature Changes During Transport and Initial Treatment in Hospital
The purpose of this study is to analyze changes in core body- and skin temperature during pre-hospital and early in-hospital treatment of multi-traumatized patients. The researchers want to investigate when trauma patients get cold and to what extent.

Hypothermia is a common finding in severely traumatized patients. Decreases in core temperature during the course of initial evaluation and resuscitation are common, and can contribute to poor outcomes in multi-traumatized patients.

In this study the temperature will be recorded continually with multiple skin probes and an ear-probe from the site of the accident to arrival in the intensive care unit (including time in primary surgery, if any).

Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
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Non-Probability Sample
Patients transported to St. Olavs Hospital (Trondheim, Norway), followed by an anesthesiologist from the norwegian air ambulance and taken care of by the trauma team in the emergency room.
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Uleberg O, Eidstuen SC, Vangberg G, Skogvoll E. Temperature measurements in trauma patients: is the ear the key to the core? Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med. 2015 Nov 19;23:101. doi: 10.1186/s13049-015-0178-z.

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August 2014
August 2012   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • trauma patient with a ISS 9 or above.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • <12 years old
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
12 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
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2009/1263 (REK)
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Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation
  • St. Olavs Hospital
Study Chair: Eirik Skogvoll, MD, PhD St. Olavs Hospital
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
February 2017