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PAROS Proposal

  1. 1. Proposal for Establishment of a Pan-Asian Resuscitation Outcomes Study (PAROS) A/Prof Marcus Ong Eng Hock Consultant, Director of Research and Senior Medical Scientist Dept of Emergency Medicine, Singapore General Hospital Adjunct Assoc Professor, Office of Research Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore
  2. 2.  Prehospital Emergency Care is still developing and much needed in Asia  Chain of survival concept provides a framework for describing PEC systems in Asia  Using Utstein methodology, allows for a descriptive comparison of PEC systems and performance in different countries
  3. 3.  Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA) is a global health concern.  Eg, 16, 000 deaths occur in Singapore every year: ◦ 23% from a cardiac cause, ◦ 30-40% will occur suddenly, outside of a hospital.  Mechanism of death is usually a fatal arrhythmia, most often ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation.  Early initiation of treatment has an important effect on outcomes and survival.
  4. 4.  The Cardiac Arrest and Resuscitation Epidemiology (CARE) study, is a multi-agency, national wide collaboration to study OHCA in Singapore.  Serve as a model for a Pan-Asian Resuscitation Outcomes Study  Give valuable information regarding OHCA in Asian countries, and also help an understanding of the variations and different Emergency Medical Systems (EMS) in Asia.  Establishment of a Pan-Asian Resuscitation Outcomes Study will be important to track trends and the effectiveness of subsequent interventions related to our EMS systems.
  5. 5.  Opportunity to conduct interventional trials across countries  Can be extended to look at major trauma, myocardial infarction, stroke, respiratory distress etc
  6. 6. To establish a Pan-Asian Resuscitation Outcomes Study that will track out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.
  7. 7. 1. Describing regional variations in the incidence and outcomes of OHCA across Asia and beyond 2. Describing the true population based incidence of OHCA across different countries, using standardized common denominators as agreed across the network 3. Comparing Emergency Medical Services (EMS) outcomes (including response times and treatment outcomes) for OHCA across regions, allowing for international benchmarking and study of best practices 4. Understanding the etiology and preventable risk factors for OHCA and predictors of survival. The large sample size and international nature of the study will allow analysis of the influence of racial, population age structure, chronic disease burden, socio-economic factors, EMS characteristics, bystander cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), EMS response times, prehospital defibrillation and treatment, seasonal, geographic and climatic factors on OHCA incidence and outcomes. 5. Understanding geospatial and temporal occurrence of OHCA across regions that will facilitate systems level strategies for Public Access Defibrillation, community education and CPR training. 6. Study differences in the occurrence of OHCA between North American and Asia-Pacific populations, specifically with regards to the role of primary ventricular arrhythmias in sudden cardiac arrest.
  8. 8.  Establish a Pan Asian network of EMS physicians that will collect and link data and outcomes from OHCA in their respective cities and countries.  Include EMS data from dispatch services, ambulance records and service providers.  Data regarding cardiac arrest outcomes will be collected from all major hospitals.
  9. 9.  Data will be collected from: ◦ ‘995’ dispatch records ◦ Ambulance patient case notes ◦ Emergency Department (ED) ◦ In-hospital records  Completed data will collected and sent to the Pan-Asian Resuscitation Outcomes Study Co- ordination Center for data management using Electronic Data Capture (EDC).
  10. 10.  Web based data collection software that enables researchers for single sites or multi-site clinical trials to "create" a study online.  Customizing CRFs for the study, enrolling patients and collecting data, and extracting data.  Give access to team members all over the world for data collection (Ethics approval must be attained for your study before data collection can begin).  In collaboration with CDC Atlanta/Emory USA
  11. 11.  A Pan-Asian Resuscitation Outcomes Study will be an important foundation to implement and track planned improvements to EMS in Asia.  It will aid in planning for deployment of resources, interventions and ongoing efforts to improve Asian EMS.
  12. 12. PAROS: List of Participating Countries Principal Investigator Country Sites Population base Sang Do Shin Korea 6 20 million Marcus Ong Singapore 6 4 million Matthew Huei-Ming Ma Taiwan 2 10 million William, Wing-Keung Woo Hong 5 10 million Kong Hideharu Tanaka Japan 2 20 million Kentaro Kajino Pairoj Khruekarnchana Thailand 2 10 million Nik H Rahman Malaysia 2 5 million Paul Middleton Australia 3 10 million Ridvan Atilla Turkey 3 8 million Ang Swee Hui Brunei 1 400,000
  13. 13. Sample Size  To compute the sample size, we looked at each potential risk factor and identified the one which would require the largest sample size to assess.  OPALS study from Canada reported the probability of exposure (community size <30,000) among controls (non-survivors) was 0.0536.  To detect an odds ratio for disease in exposed subjects relative to unexposed subjects of 1.4, we will need to study 13,447 OHCA patients to be able to reject the null hypothesis (using an uncorrected chi-squared statistic) that the odds ratio equals to 1, with type I error of 0.05 and power of 90%.  Singapore 1,000 cases. Other PAROS sites: Korea 4,000, Taiwan 1,500, Hong Kong 1,500, Japan 3,000, Thailand 1,000, Turkey 1,600, Brunei 400. The magic no. is 13,447
  14. 14.  Descriptive statistics (frequencies, means and standard deviation, medians, and quartiles) will be obtained for the socio-demographic and other independent variables as appropriate.  For independent variables with >2 categories, dummy variables will be created. The categories of variables having sparse data will be grouped together in biologically meaningful ways.  The category with minimum level of potential risk (hazard) of survival will be taken as the reference group for each risk (prognostic) factor.  Univariate analysis will be carried out and relative risk (RR) and corresponding 95% CI will be computed to estimate the association between the dependent variable (survival status) and each factor.
  15. 15.  Independent variables associated with survival status at 0.25 significance level in the univariate analysis or those with biological importance will be further analyzed through multivariate logistic regression  The overall significance of the independent variables in the model will be assessed by the Likelihood ratio test.  Confounding variables will be assessed by ≥10% change in the estimated coefficient for the particular variable.  After developing the main effect model, to uncover any multicollinearity, the association among independent variables will be assessed by using the appropriate test, and plausible interactions between the independent variables will also be assessed.  The Pearson’s Chi-square test will be applied to check for the goodness-of- fit of the final model.
  16. 16. Proposed – CRF ED Form
  17. 17. Proposed – CRF Prehospital Form
  18. 18. Proposed – CRF Follow-Up Form
  19. 19. Appendix 1: Timeline for establishing proposed OHCA EDC Task Milestone Due Date 1 Create taxonomy and data dictionary End Sep 2009 2 Design CRF End Nov 2009 3 Set up operation committee and publication committee End Jan 2010 4 Set up EDC and co-ordination meeting for members Mid Mar 2010 -Create questionnaire 5 Mid Mar 2010 -Survey of members 6 EDC training for member countries Mid Jun 10 June 2010 7 Launch EDC for OHCA study (ICEM 2010) Manuscript completed for PAROS survey and submitted for 8 End 2010 publication Data collection completed for PAROS OHCA study and 9 June 2011 preparation for publication
  20. 20. Thank You

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