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Pilot Clinical Study of the LRS ThermoSuit™ System in Post Arrest Patients

2014-08-27 03:41:08 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to determine if the Life Recovery Systems Thermosuit(R) System is able to quickly and conveniently cool patients who are comatose after resuscitation from cardiac arrest.

Description

The primary purpose of this study is to clinically evaluate the use of a new cooling device (the LRS ThermoSuit(R) System) to cool patients who are comatose following resuscitation from cardiac arrest. This device cools by circulating cold water directly against the skin of the patient. Cooling to a state of mild hypothermia (32 to 34 degrees C, maintained for 12 to 24 hours) is recognized by the American Heart Association, European Resuscitation Council, and the Canadian Association of Emergency Care Physicians as a promising therapy for such patients, and is likely to be most effective if administered quickly following resuscitation. It is hypothesized that this new device will cool patients much more quickly than by historical means. Patients will be monitored for physiologic parameters such as body temperature during the cooling therapy, and will be tracked for neurological outcomes following treatment.

Study Design

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Control: Uncontrolled, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Heart Arrest

Intervention

ThermoSuit(R) System

Location

Kingston General Hospital
Kingston
Ontario
Canada
K7L 2V7

Status

Completed

Source

Life Recovery Systems

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:41:08-0400

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