Cosmic Weather and Cardiogenic Pulmonary Edema

Overview

Retrospective clinical study to evaluate whether there is any correlation between the pre-hospital incidence of cardiogenic pulmonary oedema (CPE) in the selected region and the space weather parameters.

Full Title of Study: “Impact of Cosmic Weather on Pre-hospital Incidence of Cardiogenic Pulmonary Edema”

Study Type

  • Study Type: Observational
  • Study Design
    • Time Perspective: Retrospective
  • Study Primary Completion Date: August 31, 2019

Detailed Description

Emergency Medical Service of the Central Bohemian Region is the exclusive provider of primary pre-hospital emergency care in the Central Bohemian Region, Czech Republic. The region includes both the rural and urban population, in total of 1 315 299 inhabitants on a total area of 11 015 km2. A computer search of patients with dyspnoea between 1.10.2008 and 30.6.2014 will be conducted and all cases of cardiogenic pulmonary oedema will be selected. Physical parameters of space weather and geomagnetic field disturbances will be obtained from the database of Institute of Experimental Physics, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovak Republic. The datasets will be analysed whether there is any correlation between the pre-hospital incidence of CPE in the selected region and the parameters of space weather and geomagnetic field disturbances.

Interventions

  • Other: No intervention
    • No intervention will be performed while it is retrospective observational study.

Arms, Groups and Cohorts

  • CPE patients
    • All patients prehospitally treated for cardiogenic pulmonary edema in the pre-hospital emergency setting in the Central Bohemian region, Czech Republic.

Clinical Trial Outcome Measures

Primary Measures

  • Significant correlation between incidence of CPE and activity of the space weather
    • Time Frame: 4 years
    • Significant correlation between incidence of CPE and activity of the space weather
  • Significant correlation between incidence of CPE and the degree of the geomagnetic field disturbance
    • Time Frame: 4 years
    • Significant correlation between incidence of CPE and the degree of the geomagnetic field disturbance

Participating in This Clinical Trial

Inclusion Criteria

  • All patients treated by Emergency Medical Service of the Central Bohemian Region for cardiogenic pulmonary edema between 1.10.2008 and 30.6.2014. Exclusion Criteria:

  • Dyspnea from other cause than cardiogenic pulmonary edema.

Gender Eligibility: All

Minimum Age: N/A

Maximum Age: N/A

Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted: No

Investigator Details

  • Lead Sponsor
    • Emergency Medical Service of the Central Bohemian Region, Czech Republic
  • Collaborator
    • Masaryk Hospital Usti nad Labem
  • Provider of Information About this Clinical Study
    • Principal Investigator: Roman Skulec, Principal investigator – Emergency Medical Service of the Central Bohemian Region, Czech Republic
  • Overall Official(s)
    • Roman Skulec, MD, PhD, Principal Investigator, Emergency Medical Service of the Central Bohemian Region, Czech Republic

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