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A 13-years Nationwide Study of Alpine Accidents in Austria

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03755050
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : November 27, 2018
Last Update Posted : September 8, 2021
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Institute of Mountain Emergency Medicine
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Medical University Innsbruck

Brief Summary:

Brief Summary:

This observational study intends to analyze the characteristic of specific accidents happened in Austrian's mountainous regions. The mechanisms of accidents which are evaluated are accidents while using a sleigh, climbing accidents, cycle accidents, canyoning accidents, hiking accidents, snowshoeing accidents, water-sport accidents, ski and snowboard accidents.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Alpine Accident Sleighing Climbing Cycling Canyoning Hiking Snowshoeing Alpine Water-sport Skiing/Snowboarding Other: general and specific data

Detailed Description:

The data are collected retrospectively from the database of Austrian alpine police force. These data are analyzed. The information from this database (scene of accident, weather, daytime…) is compared to secondary data collected from the University Hospital of Innsbruck. The comparison of both databases was approved by the Austrian Data Protection Agency. The goal of the study is to give detailed information of circumstances leading to accident and give medical information of the patient's condition and his outcome.

The method to collect data and to analyze is the same than in AN4757 315/4.4 (NCT03405467).

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 20000 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: A 13-years Nationwide Retrospective Observational Study of Alpine Accidents in Austria - Sleighing, Skiing, Snowboarding, Snowshoeing, Climbing, Hiking, Cycling, Mountain Biking, Canyoning and Alpine Watersport Activities
Actual Study Start Date : December 22, 2018
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 27, 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : June 2022

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Sleigh Accident
Accident while using a sleigh
Other: general and specific data
General and specific data collected

Climbing Accident
Accident occurred while climbing (rock, ice)
Other: general and specific data
General and specific data collected

Cycle Accident
Accident occurred while using any form of cycle in the mountains (e.g. bike, mountainbike, e-bike)
Other: general and specific data
General and specific data collected

Canyoning Accident
Accident occurred while doing canyoning
Other: general and specific data
General and specific data collected

Hiking Accident
Accident occurred while hiking in mountainous area.
Other: general and specific data
General and specific data collected

Snowshoeing Accident
Accident occurred while doing Snowshoeing
Other: general and specific data
General and specific data collected

Mountainous Water-sport Accident
Accident occurred while doing any type of Water-sport (e.g. canoeing, kayaking, tubing, swimming) in mountainous environment.
Other: general and specific data
General and specific data collected

Skiing/Snowboarding
Accident occurred while using ski or a snowboard either in backcountry or on ski slope
Other: general and specific data
General and specific data collected




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of persons suffered an accident in Alpine Mountains in Austria [ Time Frame: 2005-2018 ]
    The number of persons which suffered one of the specified accidents. (n/year)

  2. Gender of persons suffered an accident in Alpine Mountains in Austria [ Time Frame: 2005-2018 ]
    Gender male/female or non specified which suffered one of the specified accidents. (n/year)

  3. Mortality of persons suffered an accident in Alpine Mountains in Austria [ Time Frame: 2005-2018 ]
    Number of persons deceased (deceased/n per year) which suffered one of the specified accidents.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of patients treated per injury pattern at Medical University of Innsbruck, a major trauma center in western Austria. [ Time Frame: 2005-2018 ]
    (n/year) treated at Medical University of Innsbruck

  2. Gender of patients treated per injury pattern at Medical University of Innsbruck, a major trauma center in western Austria. [ Time Frame: 2005-2018 ]
    male/female, unspecified treated at Medical University of Innsbruck (n/year)

  3. Injury severity score (ISS) per injury pattern at Medical University of Innsbruck, a major trauma center in western Austria. [ Time Frame: 2005-2018 ]
    Injury severity score of suffered injury (ISS=AIS*AIS)

  4. Abbreviated Injury severity scale (AIS) per injury pattern at Medical University of Innsbruck, a major trauma center in western Austria. [ Time Frame: 2005-2018 ]
    Abbreviated Injury Severity Scale of suffered injury (1-6 points; scale - minor, moderate, serious, severe, critical, maximum)

  5. Type of evacuation [ Time Frame: 2005-2018 ]
    Type of evacuation (terrestrial, helicopter, combined terrestrial and helicopter) (n/year)

  6. Mortality depending on evacuation type [ Time Frame: 2005-2018 ]
    Number of fatalities depending on type of evacuation (n/year)



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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
All Patients in the two databases eligible for the searched injury patterns.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All patients with the criteria for an alpine accident characteristics described under "Conditions".

Exclusion Criteria:

  • All patients without accident characteristics described under "Conditions".
  • All patients which suffered an accident not in alpine environment.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03755050


Locations
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Austria
General and Surgical Critical Care Medicine, Medical University of Innsbruck
Innsbruck, Austria, 6020
Sponsors and Collaborators
Medical University Innsbruck
Institute of Mountain Emergency Medicine
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Mathias Ströhle General and Surgical Critical Care Medicine, Medical University of Innsbruck
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Medical University Innsbruck
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03755050    
Other Study ID Numbers: AN2016-0018 358/4.8 390/5.5
First Posted: November 27, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 8, 2021
Last Verified: September 2021
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No