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Trial details imported from ClinicalTrials.gov

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Registration number
NCT00182143
Ethics application status
Date submitted
10/09/2005
Date registered
16/09/2005
Date last updated
10/01/2011

Titles & IDs
Public title
PROphylaxis for ThromboEmbolism in Critical Care Trial (PROTECT)
Scientific title
PROphylaxis for ThromboEmbolism in Critical Care Trial (PROTECT)
Secondary ID [1] 0 0
ISRCTN54618366
Universal Trial Number (UTN)
Trial acronym
Linked study record

Health condition
Health condition(s) or problem(s) studied:
Critical Illness 0 0
Deep Venous Thrombosis 0 0
Condition category
Condition code
Cardiovascular 0 0 0 0
Diseases of the vasculature and circulation including the lymphatic system
Cardiovascular 0 0 0 0
Other cardiovascular diseases
Blood 0 0 0 0
Clotting disorders

Intervention/exposure
Study type
Interventional
Description of intervention(s) / exposure
Treatment: Drugs - LMWH (Fragmin, dalteparin)
Treatment: Drugs - Unfractionated Heparin

Active Comparator: LMWH (Fragmin, dalteparin) - Placebo dose (normal saline) = AM dose LMWH (Fragmin, dalteparin) 5000IU daily = PM dose

Active Comparator: 2 - Unfractionated Heparin 5000IU BID


Treatment: Drugs: LMWH (Fragmin, dalteparin)
Placebo AM dose (normal saline) and LMWH (Fragmin, dalteparin) 5000IU PM dose

Treatment: Drugs: Unfractionated Heparin
5000 IU BID

Intervention code [1] 0 0
Treatment: Drugs
Comparator / control treatment
Control group

Outcomes
Primary outcome [1] 0 0
To evaluate the effect of LMWH (Fragmin, dalteparin) versus UFH on the primary outcome of proximal leg DVT diagnosed by compression ultrasound
Timepoint [1] 0 0
While in ICU to a maximum of 90 days
Secondary outcome [1] 0 0
To evaluate the effect of LMWH (Fragmin, dalteparin) versus UFH on the secondary outcomes of PE, bleeding, HIT, and objectively confirmed venous thrombosis at any site
Timepoint [1] 0 0
While in ICU to a maximum of 90 days

Eligibility
Key inclusion criteria
1. Patient is >/= 18 years of age

2. Actual body weight is >/= 45 kg

3. Admission to ICU expected to be >/= 72 hours in duration
Minimum age
18 Years
Maximum age
No limit
Gender
Both males and females
Can healthy volunteers participate?
No
Key exclusion criteria
1. Neurosurgery within last 3 months

2. Ischemic stroke within last 3 months

3. Intracranial hemorrhage within last 3 months

4. Systolic Blood Pressure >/= 180mm Hg, Diastolic Blood Pressure >/= 110mm Hg for >/= 12
hours requiring vasoactive drug infusion

5. Major hemorrhage within last week unless definitively treated

6. Coagulopathy as defined by INR >/= 2 times upper limit of normal [ULN], or PTT >/= 2
times ULN, at time of screening

7. Thrombocytopenia defined as platelet count </= 75 x 109/L, at time of screening

8. Other heparin contraindications (e.g., HIT, pregnancy, lactating)

9. Contraindication to blood products (e.g., Jehovah's Witness)

10. Unable to perform lower limb ultrasound (e.g., bilateral above the knee amputation, or
severe distal extremity burns)

11. Limitation of life support, Life expectancy </= 14 days, or palliative care

12. Contamination (e.g., >/= 3 doses of LMWH during this ICU admission)

13. Lack of informed consent

Study design
Purpose of the study
Prevention
Allocation to intervention
Randomised controlled trial
Procedure for enrolling a subject and allocating the treatment (allocation concealment procedures)
Methods used to generate the sequence in which subjects will be randomised (sequence generation)
Masking / blinding
Blinded (masking used)
Who is / are masked / blinded?
The people receiving the treatment/s
The people administering the treatment/s
The people assessing the outcomes
The people analysing the results/data
Intervention assignment
Parallel
Other design features
Phase
Phase 3
Type of endpoint(s)
Statistical methods / analysis

Recruitment
Recruitment status
Completed
Data analysis
Reason for early stopping/withdrawal
Other reasons
Date of first participant enrolment
Anticipated
Actual
Date of last participant enrolment
Anticipated
Actual
Date of last data collection
Anticipated
Actual
Sample size
Target
Accrual to date
Final
Recruitment in Australia
Recruitment state(s)
NSW,SA,VIC
Recruitment hospital [1] 0 0
Blacktown Hospital - Blacktown
Recruitment hospital [2] 0 0
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital - Camperdown
Recruitment hospital [3] 0 0
Nepean Hospital - Penrith
Recruitment hospital [4] 0 0
Wollongong Hospital - Wollongong
Recruitment hospital [5] 0 0
Royal Adelaide Hospital - Adelaide
Recruitment hospital [6] 0 0
Lyell McEwin Hospital - Elizabeth Vale
Recruitment hospital [7] 0 0
Flinders Hospital - Bedford Park
Recruitment hospital [8] 0 0
Bendigo Health Care - Bendigo
Recruitment hospital [9] 0 0
Box Hill Hospital - Box Hill
Recruitment hospital [10] 0 0
Monash Medical Center - Clayton
Recruitment hospital [11] 0 0
Dandenong Hospital - Dandenong
Recruitment hospital [12] 0 0
Frankston Hospital - Frankston
Recruitment hospital [13] 0 0
The Geelong Hospital - Geelong
Recruitment hospital [14] 0 0
Austin Hill Hospital - Heidelburg
Recruitment hospital [15] 0 0
Royal Melbourne Hospital - Melbourne
Recruitment hospital [16] 0 0
The Alfred Hospital - Melbourne
Recruitment hospital [17] 0 0
Royal North Shore Hospital - St Leonards
Recruitment postcode(s) [1] 0 0
2148 - Blacktown
Recruitment postcode(s) [2] 0 0
- Camperdown
Recruitment postcode(s) [3] 0 0
- Penrith
Recruitment postcode(s) [4] 0 0
- Wollongong
Recruitment postcode(s) [5] 0 0
- Adelaide
Recruitment postcode(s) [6] 0 0
5112 - Elizabeth Vale
Recruitment postcode(s) [7] 0 0
- Bedford Park
Recruitment postcode(s) [8] 0 0
- Bendigo
Recruitment postcode(s) [9] 0 0
- Box Hill
Recruitment postcode(s) [10] 0 0
- Clayton
Recruitment postcode(s) [11] 0 0
3168 - Dandenong
Recruitment postcode(s) [12] 0 0
- Frankston
Recruitment postcode(s) [13] 0 0
3220 - Geelong
Recruitment postcode(s) [14] 0 0
- Heidelburg
Recruitment postcode(s) [15] 0 0
3101 - Melbourne
Recruitment postcode(s) [16] 0 0
3181 - Melbourne
Recruitment postcode(s) [17] 0 0
NSW 2065 - St Leonards
Recruitment outside Australia
Country [1] 0 0
United States of America
State/province [1] 0 0
Minnesota
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United States of America
State/province [2] 0 0
Missouri
Country [3] 0 0
United States of America
State/province [3] 0 0
Rhode Island
Country [4] 0 0
United States of America
State/province [4] 0 0
Texas
Country [5] 0 0
Brazil
State/province [5] 0 0
Rs Cep
Country [6] 0 0
Brazil
State/province [6] 0 0
RS
Country [7] 0 0
Brazil
State/province [7] 0 0
Rio de Janeiro
Country [8] 0 0
Brazil
State/province [8] 0 0
Sao Paulo
Country [9] 0 0
Canada
State/province [9] 0 0
Alberta
Country [10] 0 0
Canada
State/province [10] 0 0
British Columbia
Country [11] 0 0
Canada
State/province [11] 0 0
Manitoba
Country [12] 0 0
Canada
State/province [12] 0 0
Nova Scotia
Country [13] 0 0
Canada
State/province [13] 0 0
Ontario
Country [14] 0 0
Canada
State/province [14] 0 0
Quebec
Country [15] 0 0
Saudi Arabia
State/province [15] 0 0
Riyahd
Country [16] 0 0
Saudi Arabia
State/province [16] 0 0
Jeddah
Country [17] 0 0
Saudi Arabia
State/province [17] 0 0
Riyadh
Country [18] 0 0
United Kingdom
State/province [18] 0 0
England

Funding & Sponsors
Primary sponsor type
Other
Name
McMaster University
Address
Country
Other collaborator category [1] 0 0
Other
Name [1] 0 0
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Address [1] 0 0
Country [1] 0 0
Other collaborator category [2] 0 0
Other
Name [2] 0 0
Canadian Critical Care Trials Group
Address [2] 0 0
Country [2] 0 0
Other collaborator category [3] 0 0
Other
Name [3] 0 0
Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Clinical Trials Group
Address [3] 0 0
Country [3] 0 0

Ethics approval
Ethics application status

Summary
Brief summary
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of Low Molecular Weight Heparin (LMWH)
(Fragmin, dalteparin) versus Unfractionated Heparin (UFH) on the primary outcome of proximal
leg Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) diagnosed by compression ultrasound, and the secondary
outcomes of Pulmonary Embolism (PE), bleeding, Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia (HIT), and
objectively confirmed venous thrombosis at any site.
Trial website
https://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00182143
Trial related presentations / publications
Public notes

Contacts
Principal investigator
Name 0 0
Deborah J Cook, MD
Address 0 0
McMaster University
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Phone 0 0
Fax 0 0
Email 0 0
Contact person for public queries
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Address 0 0
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Phone 0 0
Fax 0 0
Email 0 0
Contact person for scientific queries

Summary results
Other publications