Inflammation and Infection in Trauma, Role in Posttraumatic Complications
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Start date||March 2003|
|End date||September 2005|
|Trial size||380 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT00192907, KF 01-160/02 Main|
The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between trauma, the immune system, biochemical changes in the first 24 h and subsequent complications and mortality
|Observational model||defined population|
Male or female participants at least 18 years old.
Inclusion Criteria: - Clinical suspicion of multiple trauma - Age >/= 18 years - Direct referral from scene of accident Exclusion Criteria: - Major burn injury - HIV positiv - Pregnancy
|Description||The immune system plays a role in the development of complications after severe trauma, but we do not know how. Equally, biochemical changes measured in the blood after trauma (eg. bloodglucose, GC-globulin, coagulation parameters etc.) may predict the prognosis and the degree of complcations. Two significant complications are infection and organ failure, which may prolong hospitalisation and increase mortality. In the study we collected samples from blood and body surfaces to determine changes in cytokines, biochemistry, bacterial flora, and subsequent complications. We compare the changes in between groups of the cohort.|
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