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Goal-directed Resuscitative Interventions During Pediatric Inter-facility Transport (The GRIPIT Trial) (GRIPIT)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01293500
Recruitment Status : Terminated
First Posted : February 10, 2011
Last Update Posted : May 5, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):

October 22, 2010
February 10, 2011
May 5, 2016
October 2010
November 2014   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  • Incidence of Multiple Organ Dysfunction [ Time Frame: ICU Admission to ICU Discharge ]
    Computed utilizing PELOD scores.
  • Required ICU Interventions [ Time Frame: ICU Admission to ICU Discharge ]
    Utilizing TISS-28 Scores
  • Hospital Length of Stay [ Time Frame: Hospital Admission to Hospital Discharge ]
    Subjects will be followed from hospital admission to hospital discharge.
Same as current
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Changes in cerebral and somatic oxygenation [ Time Frame: During Inter-facility Transport (Average) ]
Utilizing NIRS Technology
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Goal-directed Resuscitative Interventions During Pediatric Inter-facility Transport (The GRIPIT Trial)
Goal-directed Resuscitative Interventions During Pediatric Inter-facility Transport (The GRIPIT Trial)

Recent advances in critical care medicine have dramatically improved morbidity and mortality of critical illness. Goal-directed therapy protocols have been instrumental in this change. Goal-directed therapy standardizes the rapid delivery of definitive care in illnesses such as SIRS (Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome) and head trauma. Although this treatment approach has been shown to improve clinical outcomes, it has not been widely adopted outside academic medical centers. Further improvement in outcomes of critical illness is likely if goal-directed therapy is utilized early in the course of care. To facilitate this early adoption, goal-directed therapeutic protocols should be developed and implemented by specialized pediatric transport teams. The investigators hypothesize that the institution of goal-directed therapy during pediatric interfacility transport will improve the outcomes of critically ill children.

The GRIPIT Trial (Goal-directed Resuscitative Interventions during Pediatric Inter-facility Transport) will compare outcomes of pediatric SIRS patients before and after the implementation of a goal-directed therapeutic protocol during transport. This will be the first test of goal-directed therapy in the transport environment. Data will be collected on pediatric SIRS patients transported by the Angel One Transport Team at Arkansas Children's Hospital before and after protocol implementation. Outcome measures will include length of hospital stay, length of intensive care unit (ICU) stay, incidence of multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS), and required therapeutic interventions during ICU stay (TISS-28 scores). In addition, NIRS (Near-Infrared Spectroscopy) monitoring will be used as a cerebral and somatic oxygenation trend monitor, to determine its effectiveness as a resuscitation guide for pediatric SIRS during transport. NIRS trends are useful as a surrogate marker for systemic venous saturations, known to decrease with severe SIRS.

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Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
SIRS (Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome(
Procedure: Goal-directed Therapeutic Protocol
A 10 month period of data collection for transport patients with SIRS (Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome) will be followed by training and institution of a goal-directed resuscitation protocol. A second 10 month data collection period will then commence. Groups will be compared with respect to outcome measures at the end of the study. All subjects will be monitored with NIRS cerebral and somatic oximetry.
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Stroud MH, Sanders RC Jr, Moss MM, Sullivan JE, Prodhan P, Melguizo-Castro M, Nick T. Goal-Directed Resuscitative Interventions During Pediatric Interfacility Transport. Crit Care Med. 2015 Aug;43(8):1692-8. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000001021.

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November 2014
November 2014   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Pediatric patients transported to Arkansas Children's Hospital by the Angel One Transport Team
  • Age Group: 1 month - 17 years
  • Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (Age-specific SIRS criteria)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Known or suspected congenital heart disease
  • Known or suspected cardiomyopathy or myocarditis
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) as SIRS-inducing illness
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) as SIRS-inducing illness
  • Burn Injury as SIRS-inducing illness
  • Patients with known or suspected active hemorrhage
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
1 Month to 17 Years   (Child)
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United States
1R21HD060171-01A2( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
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Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute
Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Principal Investigator: Michael H Stroud, MD Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute
Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute
May 2016

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