Surgical and Medical Emergencies on Board of European Aircraft Carriers

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Michael Sand, Ruhr University of Bochum
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00713102
First received: July 8, 2008
Last updated: October 15, 2012
Last verified: October 2012
  Purpose

The goal of this retrospective study is to describe emergency relevant illnesses occurring in airline passengers.


Condition
Circulatory Collapse
Chest Pain
Diarrhea

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Surgical and Medical Emergencies on Board of European Aircraft Carriers

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Further study details as provided by Ruhr University of Bochum:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • All cause mortality, cause of medical or surgical emergency while on aircraft [ Time Frame: 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Enrollment: 10189
Study Start Date: January 2008
Study Completion Date: August 2008
Groups/Cohorts
1
The group includes 10189 patients with on board medical or surgical emergencies.

Detailed Description:

An epidemiologic database documenting medical and surgical emergencies across European airlines will provide access to data potentially valuable for further flight-epidemiological research. Data on medical emergencies / per rpk (revenue passenger kilometres) are sparse and often based on data from a single airline. While handling the data the regulations of the data protection act of the Ethic commission of the Ruhr-University Bochum are fully respected. As noted, evaluation of the data will be completely anonymized without any information regarding the airline or other details than the passengers illness.

Preview: The results of the study specified above will be submitted for publication in a peer review and Medline listed journal.

Study Design: Retrospective, epidemiological study for the evaluation of medical and surgical emergencies on board airliners.

Patients: In the context of a retrospective study approximately 20,000 patient data from 32 European airlines are collected and statistically evaluated.

Documentation: The direct documentation takes place through project responsible person into an electronic statistical data base.

  Eligibility

Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Men, women, adolescent, children and babies who have suffered from an emergency on board an European airline.

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Men, women, adolescent, children and babies who have suffered from an emergency on board an European airline.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • None
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00713102

Locations
Germany
Department of General and Visceral Surgery, Augusta Krankenanstalt, Academic Teaching Hospital of the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
Bochum, NRW, Germany, 44791
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ruhr University of Bochum
Investigators
Study Chair: Benno Mann, MD Department of General and Visceral Surgery, Augusta Krankenanstalt, Academic Teaching Hospital of the Ruhr-University Bochum
Principal Investigator: Michael Sand, MD Department of General and Visceral Surgery, Augusta Krankenanstalt, Academic Teaching Hospital of the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
  More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: Michael Sand, Dr., Ruhr University of Bochum
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00713102     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 004
Study First Received: July 8, 2008
Last Updated: October 15, 2012
Health Authority: Germany: Ethics Commission

Keywords provided by Ruhr University of Bochum:
in-flight emergency

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Chest Pain
Diarrhea
Emergencies
Shock
Pain
Signs and Symptoms
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes

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