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Multi-Center Human Alert Trial to Prevent DVT and PE

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00409136
First Posted: December 8, 2006
Last Update Posted: February 2, 2009
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Collaborator:
Sanofi
Information provided by:
Brigham and Women's Hospital
  Purpose
To evaluate physician response to human alerts that inform the clinician that his/her patient may be eligible for thromboprophylaxis. Medical records are reviewed to evaluate prescribing decision and to evaluate rates of venous thromboembolism.

Condition Intervention
Pulmonary Embolism Deep Vein Thrombosis Cancer Surgery Behavioral: Human Alert

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Physician Alerts to Prevent DVT and Pulmonary Embolism in Hospitalized Patients

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Further study details as provided by Brigham and Women's Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Clinically diagnosed DVT and/or PE [ Time Frame: 90 days ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Mortality [ Time Frame: 30 and 90 days ]
  • Hemorrhagic events [ Time Frame: 30 and 90 days ]

Enrollment: 2496
Study Start Date: March 2006
Study Completion Date: August 2008
Primary Completion Date: August 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Alert
Physicians alerted about their high risk patients who are not receiving any VTE prophylaxis.
Behavioral: Human Alert
An alert from study staff informing a physician that his/her patient is at high risk for DVT and/or PE, but is not receiving any prophylaxis.
No Alert
Physicians not alerted about their high risk patients who are not receiving any VTE prophylaxis.
Behavioral: Human Alert
An alert from study staff informing a physician that his/her patient is at high risk for DVT and/or PE, but is not receiving any prophylaxis.

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  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Hospitalized patients that have a cumulative VTE risk score of 4 or more with no orders for prophylactic measures.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients > 18 years of age
  • Cumulative VTE risk score > 4
  • Absence of pharmacologic or mechanical prophylaxis orders
  • Patients from medical or surgical Services

Exclusion Criteria:

  • VTE risk score <4
  • Current active pharmacologic or mechanical prophylaxis order
  • Patients from the Department of Neurology, Newborn Service, Rehab Units, and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00409136


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Sponsors and Collaborators
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Sanofi
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Samuel Z. Goldhaber, MD Brigham and Women's Hospital
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Additional Information:
Publications:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Samuel Z. Goldhaber, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00409136     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2005-P-002527
First Submitted: December 7, 2006
First Posted: December 8, 2006
Last Update Posted: February 2, 2009
Last Verified: January 2009

Keywords provided by Brigham and Women's Hospital:
Alert
Deep Vein Thrombosis
Pulmonary Embolism
Venous Thromboembolism
Prophylaxis
Anticoagulation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Thrombosis
Embolism
Pulmonary Embolism
Venous Thrombosis
Embolism and Thrombosis
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases