This trial has been suspended.

Condition traumatic brain injury
Sponsor Tampere University Hospital
Start date June 2012
End date November 2020
Trial size 400 participants
Trial identifier NCT01571375, R10037


The Aim of the Study is to Measure the Effect of Finnish Physician-staffed EMS Unit Treatment Methods on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Patient Prognosis.

Physician-staffed HEMS unit was implemented to the EMS 2011. The aim of this study is to compare the results against a historical database to see if the implementation of a HEMS unit will improve the prognosis of TBI patients.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Observational model case control
Time perspective prospective
Patients Treated by Helsinki HEMS.
PAtients Treated by Tampere HEMS.

Primary Outcomes

time frame: 1 year

Secondary Outcomes

Glasgow Outcome Score
time frame: 1 year

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants of any age.

Inclusion Criteria: - TBI with CGS < 9 or unconsciousness verified by an on-call neurosurgeon during admission to the hospital. Exclusion Criteria: - Multiple trauma

Additional Information

Official title The Differences Between Out-of-hospital Severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Treatment in a Physician-staffed Versus Paramedic-staffed Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Unit and Its Effect on Patient Prognosis
Principal investigator Toni Pakkanen, M.D.
Description A Secondary Aim is to Identify Out-of-hospital Treatment Factors That Can be Influenced by Education and Protocols.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in October 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Tampere University Hospital.