Analysis of Risk Factors for Death After Blunt Traumatic Rupture of the Thoracic Aorta

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Zurich
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01632774
First received: June 28, 2012
Last updated: July 2, 2012
Last verified: June 2012
  Purpose

Aortic injuries after blunt thoracic trauma are compared to the great incidence of accidents relatively rare, but potentially serious leading to death at scene in most of the cases. The study was undertaken to delineate mortality and its risk factors on three different levels (pre-hospital, in-hospital and overall). Between 1990 and 2003, all consecutive patients and victims with traumatic aortic rupture were retrospectively analyzed by reviewing hospital and autopsy records.


Condition
Aortic Rupture

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Analysis of Risk Factors for Death After Blunt Traumatic Rupture of the Thoracic Aorta

Further study details as provided by University of Zurich:

Enrollment: 85
Study Start Date: January 1990
Study Completion Date: December 2003
Primary Completion Date: December 2003 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

During the study period of 14 years (January 1990 to December 2003), all consecutive cases with traumatic rupture of the thoracic aorta being reported in the greater area of Zurich with about one million inhabitants were included in the present study. Related to the final outcome, patient data were drawn either from medical reports from the University Hospital of Zurich, which is a tertiary care teaching hospital and level I trauma center for the eastern part of Switzerland, or from autopsy reports from the Institute of Forensic Medicine of the University of Zurich, respectively. The latter group includes all patients, who died on the scene, in a assigning primary care hospital or on the way to the University Hospital of Zurich. In Switzerland, the criteria used for performing a full autopsy after a blunt traumatic death include all cases in which the events leading to the death are unclear or in which the cause of death is the result of suicide or extrinsic harm. Both, deaths at the scene and in-hospital deaths were included in the study.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

Hospitalized patients Patients who died at the scene

Criteria

Inclusion criteria:

  • During the study period of 14 years (January 1990 to December 2003), all consecutive cases with traumatic rupture of the thoracic aorta being reported in the greater area of Zurich with about one million inhabitants were included in the present study

Exclusion criteria:

  • Non-traumatic aortic rupture
  • Non-traumatic aortic dissection
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01632774

Locations
Switzerland
University Hospital Zurich, Division of Internal Medicine
Zurich, ZH, Switzerland, 8091
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Zurich
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Daniel Franzen, MD University Hospital Zurich, Division of Internal Medicine
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: University of Zurich
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01632774     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: TAR
Study First Received: June 28, 2012
Last Updated: July 2, 2012
Health Authority: Switzerland: Laws and standards

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Rupture
Aortic Rupture
Wounds and Injuries
Aneurysm, Ruptured
Aneurysm
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Aortic Aneurysm
Aortic Diseases

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