This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions rib fracture, trauma
Sponsor Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Start date June 2013
End date October 2016
Trial size 921 participants
Trial identifier NCT02487264, 1125


A retrospective analysis of all patient presenting with multiple rib fractures to the emergency room of Penn State Hershey Medical Center between 2010-2012. Patient demographics, cause of fracture, outcomes, chronic medical conditions, vital signs, length of stay, pain levels and treatment, and sequelae will be recorded and analyzed.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Observational model case-only
Time perspective retrospective

Primary Outcomes

Types and treatment of Rib Fractures
time frame: Past 4 years

Secondary Outcomes

sequelae and complications from rib fractures
time frame: Past 4 years
Pain levels
time frame: Past 4 years
Patient Characteristics
time frame: past 4 years
Current patient quality of life as assessed by telephone survey
time frame: past 4 years

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 18 years up to 80 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - must have above and be notated in our medical record Exclusion Criteria: - missing data

Additional Information

Official title Analysis of the Status, Treatment and Outcomes of Rib Fractures
Description This is a retrospective chart review with follow-up phone calls. The initial part of the study will be a retrospective chart review. For this chart review study, the following data elements will be entered for each participant. The investigators will perform a retrospective study of patients who have been treated for rib fractures at Penn State Hershey Medical Center (PSHMC). The time period of review will be 1/10/10 - 1/10/12 until 1500 cases have been reviewed. Data collected will be: - Patient Medical Record Number (MRN) - Name - Phone number - length of stay (admit and discharge date) - Number of rib fractures per patient - Cause of rib fracture - Characteristics of the fracture (unilateral versus bilateral and multiple versus single) - Pain management used for the rib fracture including pain interventions, medications and all pain scores - Complications attributable to the rib fracture, including: 1. Shortness of Breath (SOB) 2. Hemothorax, 3. Pneumothorax 4. Flail chest 5. Intubation required 6. Mechanical ventilation required 7. Opioids required for pain 8. Chest tube placement required - Sequelae of rib fracture, including: 1. Acute Respiratory Deficiency Syndrome (ARDS) 2. Pneumonia 3. Death 4. chronic pain 5. delayed subclavian vessel thrombosis 6. aortic aneurysm 7. tracheobronchial fistula 8. thoracic outlet syndrome 9. Horner's syndrome - Clinical history of 1. Rib fractures 2. Other fractures 3. Osteoporosis 4. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) 5. Cancer 6. Myocardial Infarction (MI) / Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) 7. Arthritis 8. Parkinson's disease - Patient characteristics: 1. Age 2. Gender 3. Race 4. Body Mass Index (BMI) 5. Alcohol use 6. Smoking status 7. Marital status 8. Education 9. Initial blood pressure 7.2.2 Follow-up phone calls The investigators will then attempt to call the patients for follow-up information using a summary explanation of research phone script to obtain the following information: 1. pain score 2. quality of life via the EuroQol's quality of life survey :EQ-5D-3L questionnaire 3. pain meds
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in March 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.