Survey of Tourniquet Use in a Combat Support Hospital

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
United States Army Institute of Surgical Research
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00517166
First received: August 14, 2007
Last updated: December 19, 2011
Last verified: December 2011

August 14, 2007
December 19, 2011
August 2006
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Survey of Tourniquet Use in a Combat Support Hospital
Survey of Tourniquet Use in a Combat Support Hospital

Data will be collected on the type of tourniquet and circumstances of its use. Patients with penetrating extremity injury will have clinical and pre-clinical hospital data collected.

This is a performance improvement project that is a prospective observational cohort design with subgroup analyses. This project meets the criteria of research with its intent to publish. No data is generated and only existing data are used. No interventions are made and the comparisons will be with within subgroups in the cohort.

Aim 1. Describe the number of tourniquets which were appropriately used (wound required a tourniquet and tourniquet was placed properly) as assessed by treating physician

Aim 2 &3. Describe if limbs wounds with tourniquets were bleeding upon admission, resuscitation, and following tourniquet removal

Aim 4. Describe if mortality for the cohort of patients with tourniquets is different than the mortality predicted by various injury scoring systems

Aim 5. Compare patient outcomes between those in which a tourniquet was indicated but not used and those for whom a tourniquet was indicated and used

Aim 6. Determine if patients that received tourniquets for an extended time period exhibit any known tourniquet complications

Observational
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Retrospective
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Non-Probability Sample

Combat soldiers on whom tourniquet was applied.

Vascular Injury
Device: CAT (Combat Arms Tourniquet)
device
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Individuals on whom tourniquet was used.
Intervention: Device: CAT (Combat Arms Tourniquet)

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
584
March 2008
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • penetrating extremity injury with tourniquet use

Exclusion Criteria:

  • non penetrating extremity injury
Both
18 Years to 65 Years
No
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Iraq
 
NCT00517166
IRAQ 06-010, I.2006.175dt
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United States Army Institute of Surgical Research
United States Army Institute of Surgical Research
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Principal Investigator: John F Kragh, MD US Army Institute of Surgical Research
United States Army Institute of Surgical Research
December 2011

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