Condition category
Injury, Occupational Diseases, Poisoning
Date applied
12/09/2012
Date assigned
13/09/2012
Last edited
21/05/2015
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Background and study aims
Injury (trauma) is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. Around 5,400 people die in England every year, and many thousands more are left severely disabled. Uncontrolled bleeding is the main cause of death in 2 in 5 cases. Transfusion therapy (including cryoprecipitate - a frozen blood product) is an important part of treatment for major bleeding and although there are standard transfusion methods that are routinely followed in all hospitals, we are not sure whether earlier cryoprecipitate transfusion is more effective than standard practice. The aim of this study is to test if it is possible to give cryoprecipitate at an earlier time point than is the standard practice to adult trauma patients with severe bleeding. One group of patients who take part in the trial will receive early administration of cryoprecipitate in addition to standard therapy, whilst the other group will be treated according to standard therapy. The effects of the two treatments will be compared, in particular focussing on differences in blood test results, bleeding and organ failure.

Who can participate?
Adults (16 years or above) who are trauma patients admitted directly to the emergency department of participating hospitals with active bleeding requiring a transfusion.

What does the study involve?
Participants will be treated with the standard treatment for massive bleeding or receive an extra early dose of cryoprecipitate in addition to the standard therapy. The treatment to which a participant is allocated to will be decided by a process called 'randomisation', which is like a coin toss. At the end of the study we will see whether it is possible to administer cryoprecipitate more quickly to patients with severe bleeding i.e. within 90 minutes of hospital admission.

What are the possible benefits and risks of participating?
There will be no immediate direct benefit to those taking part. Participants receiving early administration of cryoprecipitate might respond better, but at present we do not know if this will occur. This trial will help in the design of future studies which will enable this question to be answered. All the blood products that will be used in the CRYOSTAT study have been approved for use in the UK and have been treated for viruses and other pathogens according to normal procedures. There is a small risk that patients receiving cryoprecipitate early may raise their blood fibrinogen level higher than those receiving standard care and this may increase the risk of blood clots. As far as we know, there are no additional risks associated with participating in this trial.

Where is the study run from?
John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford and the Royal London Hospital, London.

When is the study starting and how long is it expected to run for?
It is anticipated that recruitment will start in June 2012. The recruitment phase at each hospital will last 15 months. Recruitment and follow-up for the trial will last 18 months.

Who is funding the study?
NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)

Who is the main contact?
Dr Simon Stanworth
simon.stanworth@nhsbt.nhs.uk

Trial website

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Miss Claire Rourke

ORCID ID

Contact details

Royal London Hospital
Trauma Clinical Academic Unit
Whitechapel
London
E1 1BB
United Kingdom
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claire.rourke@bartshealth.nhs.uk

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

12485

Study information

Scientific title

A feasibility study for a multi-centre, randomised controlled trial evaluating the effects of early administration of cryoprecipitate in major traumatic haemorrhage.

Acronym

CRYOSTAT

Study hypothesis

The main objective of this randomised controlled trial is to test whether the early administration of cryoprecipitate, in addition to standard massive haemorrhage therapy, is feasible in adult trauma patients with haemorrhagic shock and active bleeding.

Ethics approval

NRES Committee South Central - Oxford C, 04/05/2012, ref: 12/SC/0145

Study design

Multicentre randomised unblinded controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Hospitals

Trial type

Treatment

Patient information sheet

Not available in web format, please use the contact details below to request a patient information shee

Condition

Haemorrhagic shock in trauma patients

Intervention

(A) Early cryoprecipitate in addition to standard massive haemorrhage therapy (the intervention will be 2 adult pools over 15 minutes)
(B) Massive haemorrhage therapy alone

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Applicable

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Feasibility:
1. Proportion of patients in the intervention arm who receive cryoprecipitate within 90 minutes of admission
2. Recruitment rate (the proportion of eligible patients enroled)

Secondary outcome measures

Clinical endpoints:
1. All cause mortality up to day 28 from randomisation
2. Bleeding outcomes, as assessed by numbers of all blood components transfused (PRBC, FFP, platelets, cryoprecipitate) at 6 hr, 24 hr and 28 days from randomisation
3. Thrombotic events; venous thromboembolism (PE, DVT), arterial events (MI, stroke) to 3 months from randomisation
4. Organ failure as defined by single or multi-organ failure, to day 28 from randomisation
5. Length of hospital stay (including ITU or HDU stay)
6. Non-acute and acute transfusion reactions deemed to be related to cryoprecipitate up to day 28 from randomisation

Laboratory endpoints:
1. Longitudinal changes in Clauss fibrinogen, and ROTEM FIBTEM/EXTEM measurements (CA and MCF) at three pre-specified transfusion time points (after 4, 8 and 12 units of red cells), at 24 hours and 72 hours from randomisation
2. Longitudinal changes in Clauss fibrinogen at days 7, 14, 21 and 28 from randomisation

Overall trial start date

01/06/2012

Overall trial end date

31/12/2013

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

1. Written informed consent or agreement is obtained before any study related activity
2. The participant is judged to be 16 or above in UK and is affected by traumatic injury
3. The participant is deemed by the attending clinician to have ongoing active haemorrhage on admission
AND REQUIRES
4. Activation of the local major haemorrhage protocol for management of severe blood loss

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

UK Sample Size: 40

Participant exclusion criteria

1. The patient has been transferred from another hospital
2. The trauma team leader deems the patient inappropriate for the trial i.e. injuries deemed to be incompatible with life
3. More than 3 hours has elapsed from the time of injury

Recruitment start date

01/06/2012

Recruitment end date

31/12/2013

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Royal London Hospital
London
E1 1BB
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

NHS Blood and Transplant Service (UK)

Sponsor details

John Radcliffe Hospital
Headley Way
Headington
Oxford
OX3 9BQ
United Kingdom
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abc@email.com

Sponsor type

Government

Website

http://www.nhsbt.nhs.uk/

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) (UK)

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

Not provided at time of registration

Intention to publish date

Participant level data

Not provided at time of registration

Results - basic reporting

Publication summary

2015 results in: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25991760

Publication citations

Additional files

Editorial Notes