Causality of Poisoning of the Elderly: Prospective Study Based on Data From the Poison Control Centre of Bordeaux (GERIATOX)
|The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details.|
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03726632|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 31, 2018
Last Update Posted : October 31, 2018
Elderly is often associated with social, physiological and psychic changes. However, no study has examined accidental poisoning-induced changes.
The objective of the study is to identify and analyze the various causes of potentially toxic accidental exposure of the elderly to determine preventable causes and propose prevention strategies.
|Condition or disease|
Elderly is often associated with social, physiological and psychic changes. Many studies tried to demonstrate their influence in the genesis of pathological events such as falls or suicide of the elderly but none on the genesis of accidental poisoning.
However, poisoning in this age group is frequent and sometimes severe. In order to improve care of the elderly, it seems necessary to focus on potential toxic accidental exposure.
For this, Poison Control Centre of the University Hospital of Bordeaux has identified the causes over a period of 5 months (from 01 March to 31 July 2017) from calls to the centre.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||122 participants|
|Official Title:||Causality of Poisoning of the Elderly: Prospective Study Based on Data From the Poison Control Centre of Bordeaux Over 5 Months|
|Actual Study Start Date :||April 3, 2017|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||August 2, 2017|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||August 2, 2017|
- Nature of the agent [ Time Frame: Baseline ]The nature of the agent has to be chosen among (1 choice only): drug, chemical, household product, DIY product, phytosanitary product, gas, plant, foreign body, food
- Circumstance of the event [ Time Frame: Baseline ]The circumstance of the event has to be chosen among (1 choice only): accidental / voluntary
- Exposition route of exposure [ Time Frame: Baseline ]The exposition route of exposure has to be chosen among (1 choice only): ingestion, eyepiece, dermal, inhalation or multiple routes
- symptoms [ Time Frame: Baseline ]Number / Nature
- Poisoning Severity [ Time Frame: Baseline ]The poisoning severity is evaluated using the Poisoning Severity Scale (PSS score). Severity grades: None (No symptoms or signs related to poisoning); MINOR (Mild, transient and spontaneously resolving symptoms); MODERATE (Pronounced or prolonged symptoms); SEVERE (Severe or life-threatening symptoms); DEATH
- Death [ Time Frame: Baseline ]death before the call
- Frailty status [ Time Frame: Baseline ]The frailty status is calculated from the following factors: sensory disturbance, cognitive and/or neurological disorder, psychiatric disorder, autonomy / dependence, concomittant treatments
- packaging of the agent [ Time Frame: Baseline ]The packaging of the agent has to be chosen among (1 choice only): solid, liquid, gaseous, powder and if drug: tablet, drops, syrup, patch, injectable
- Concomittant treatment [ Time Frame: Baseline ]Number of prescription drugs
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03726632
|Centre Anti Poision du CHU de Bordeaux|