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Diagnostic Value of Arterial Blood Gas Analysis in Prehospital Patients (ABL)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03006692
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 30, 2016
Last Update Posted : May 4, 2018
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Stine Zwisler, Odense University Hospital

Brief Summary:
In the anesthesiologist-manned mobile emergency car unit an analyzing device for blood gas testing is present since 2014. This study will determine if a prehospital arterial blood gas helps the doctor to make more precise diagnosis prehospitally. Furthermore it will be determined if the doctors find this device helpful in assessing and treating patients with affected consciousness.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Unconscious (Psychology) Other: With arterial blood gas, parameters not being normal can be corrected

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 300 participants
Observational Model: Case-Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Diagnostic Value of Arterial Blood Gas Analysis in Prehospital Patients
Actual Study Start Date : June 2016
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2018
Actual Study Completion Date : April 1, 2018

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Take arterial blood gas
Patients with impaired consciousness are randomised into having analysed a arterial blood gas.
Other: With arterial blood gas, parameters not being normal can be corrected
If arterial blood gas is analysed answers provide the possibility to make more accurate diagnosis and treat specific abnormal parameters (e.g. electrolytes, oxygenation and so forth).

Do not take arterial blood gas
Patients with impaired consciousness are randomised into not having analysed a arterial blood gas.



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Diagnostic accuracy [ Time Frame: 220 patients in 1.5 year ]
    Will there be fewer observational diagnosis


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Doctor satisfaction [ Time Frame: 220 patients in 1.5 year ]
    Did the doctor find the arterial gas or lack of it affected the treatment and diagnosis



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
220 patients seen prehospital by the mobile emergency care unit in Odense, Denmark. Patients have to have impaired consciousness (Glasgow Coma Scale < 13).
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • GCS < 13

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant or breastfeeding
  • detained or imprisoned patient

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03006692


Locations
Denmark
Odense University Hospital
Odense C, Odense, Denmark, DK-5000
Sponsors and Collaborators
Odense University Hospital

Responsible Party: Stine Zwisler, Anesthesiologist, ph.d., Odense University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03006692     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ABL Laegebil Odense
First Posted: December 30, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 4, 2018
Last Verified: May 2018