Brain Death | Computed Tomography Angiography to Brain Death Assessment
Brain Death research study
What is the primary objective of this study?
The purpose of this study is to assess the reliability of computed tomography angiography (CTA) to diagnose brain death, face of several conditions that make impossible to define such diagnosis using clinical criteria exclusively.
Who is eligible to participate?
Inclusion Criteria: - Individuals of any age or sex with brain death suspicion raised, before clinical test. - Comatose patients presenting Glasgow Coma Score as or under 5 points, under sedative agents or not. Exclusion Criteria: - Brain dead patients clinically confirmed. - Contraindications to the use of contrast medium (renal failure or allergy).
Which medical condition, disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury is researched?
Interventions can include giving participants drugs, medical devices, procedures, vaccines, and other products that are either investigational or already available or noninvasive approaches such as surveys, education, and interviews.
Research studies and clinical trials typically have two or more research arms. An arm is a group of people who receive the same treatment in the study.
Start Date: January 2014
Completed Date: December 2016
Primary Outcome: Assess the presence or absence of contrast medium filling of the intracranial vessels in comatose patients.
Study sponsors, principal investigator, and references
Principal Investigator: Sergio Brasil, MD
Lead Sponsor: Sergio Brasil
Collaborator: University of Sao Paulo
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