Analysis of Emergency Department (ED) Volumes During Natural Disasters

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01059981
First received: February 4, 2009
Last updated: July 6, 2010
Last verified: July 2010
  Purpose

The 'Analysis of Emergency Department Volumes during Natural Disasters' retrospective study focuses on three specified populations including dialysis patients, trauma patients, and patients poisoned by carbon monoxide. These three populations have one commonality - hurricanes, ie. natural disasters, which is the exposure. Causal associations and significant correlations will be explored in all three subgroups.


Condition
Dialysis
Trauma Related Injuries
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Analysis of Emergency Department Volumes During Natural Disasters

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Further study details as provided by The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston:

Estimated Enrollment: 1000
Study Start Date: August 2009
Study Completion Date: June 2010
Primary Completion Date: May 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
1
Dialysis patients
2
Trauma patients
3
Patients with carbon monoxide poisoning

  Eligibility

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

Three populations: Dialsysis patients, trauma patients, and patients experiencing carbon monoxide poisonings during natural disasters.

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with carbon monoxide poisoning in addition to trauma and dialysis patients admitted to the Memorial Hermann Health System's (MHHS) Emergency Department (ED) 1 week pre- and post-Hurricane Ike's landfall to the City of Houston, which was September 12, 2008.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with the specified conditions that were not admitted during the time interval allotted.
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Locations
United States, Texas
University of TX Health Science Center, Houston
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Memorial Hermann Hospital - Medical Center
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
Investigators
Principal Investigator: James J McCarthy, MD The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: James McCarthy, MD, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01059981     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HSC-MS-08-0656
Study First Received: February 4, 2009
Last Updated: July 6, 2010
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Emergencies
Poisoning
Wounds and Injuries
Gas Poisoning
Substance-Related Disorders
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes

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