Inflammation and Infection in Trauma, Role in Posttraumatic Complications
Recruitment status was: Active, not recruiting
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Defined Population
Observational Model: Natural History
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Study Start Date:||March 2003|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||September 2005|
The immune system plays a role in the development of complications after severe trauma, but we do not know how. Equally, biochemical changes measured in the blood after trauma (eg. bloodglucose, GC-globulin, coagulation parameters etc.) may predict the prognosis and the degree of complcations. Two significant complications are infection and organ failure, which may prolong hospitalisation and increase mortality.
In the study we collected samples from blood and body surfaces to determine changes in cytokines, biochemistry, bacterial flora, and subsequent complications. We compare the changes in between groups of the cohort.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00192907
|Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital|
|DK-2100 Copenhagen, Denmark|
|Study Chair:||Jakob Stensballe, MD||Rigshospitalet, Denmark|