Assessment of Electrolyte Values in the Intensive Care Unit:Comparison Between Arterial and Venous Blood Gas Analysis and Formal Laboratory Testing

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
(Due to the publication of significant literature in this area since commencement of the project which has now rendered the project unnecessary.)
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Melbourne Health
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00256061
First received: November 17, 2005
Last updated: February 3, 2009
Last verified: February 2009
  Purpose

The study hypothesis is that in critically ill patients there is significant differences between electrolyte levels measured using blood gas analysers and by laboratory techniques, and between levels measured on arterial and venous blood samples.


Condition
Electrolyte Values

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Assessment of Electrolyte Values in the Intensive Care Unit:Comparison Between Arterial and Venous Blood Gas Analysis and Formal Laboratory Testing

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Further study details as provided by Melbourne Health:

Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: February 2003
Estimated Study Completion Date: February 2004
Detailed Description:

The sudy hypothesis is that in critically ill patients there is a significant difference between electrolyte levels measured using blood gas analysers and by laboratory techniques, and between levels measured on arterial and venous blood samples.

The study aim is determine the agreement between electrolyte levels measure by formal laboratory serum analysis and point-of-care blood gas analysis.

Also, to determine the agreement between electrolyte levels measured on simultaneous arterial and venous blood samples, using both serum and whole blood samples.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Adult patients 18 years or older admitted to the intensive care unit
  2. Patients who have arterial and central venous access insitu for clinical management purposes.
  3. Patients who consent to inclusion in the study, or if the patient is not competent, the next of kins' consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

Nil-

  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00256061

Sponsors and Collaborators
Melbourne Health
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Megan Robertson, MBBS Royal Melbourne Hospital, Intensive Care Unit
  More Information

No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00256061     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2002.229
Study First Received: November 17, 2005
Last Updated: February 3, 2009
Health Authority: Australia: Department of Health and Ageing Therapeutic Goods Administration

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