Evaluating Validity of Clinical Criteria for Requesting Chest X-Rays in Trauma Patients

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01134744
First received: May 27, 2010
Last updated: June 18, 2010
Last verified: October 2006
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to identify the clinical criteria for requesting a chest x-ray in a patient with blunt trauma and its findings such as clinical signs with a high sensitivity could be used in a larger study to codify the final criteria.


Condition
Chest Trauma

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Study of Accuracy of Clinical Examination for Chest Trauma

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Further study details as provided by Isfahan University of Medical Sciences:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • chest pain [ Time Frame: 5 min after admision time ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    for Assessing the accuaracy of this outcome we evaluated this one with chest x-ray manifestation


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • tachypnea [ Time Frame: 5 min after admision time ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    for Assessing the accuaracy of this outcome we evaluated this one with chest x-ray manifestation

  • abrasion [ Time Frame: 5 min after admision time ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    for Assessing the accuaracy of this outcome we evaluated this one with chest x-ray manifestation

  • crepitation [ Time Frame: 5 min after admision time ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    for Assessing the accuaracy of this outcome we evaluated this one with chest x-ray manifestation


Enrollment: 385
Study Start Date: October 2006
Study Completion Date: October 2007
Primary Completion Date: October 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
Chest trauma
chest x-ray applied for patients with chest trauma and the manifestations compared with clinical examination

Detailed Description:

At present, a Chest x-ray is obtained from all trauma patients having suspicion to chest trauma. The indications for such radiographs are not well defined. This results in a large number of unnecessary chest radiographs being obtained. Our goal was to identify the clinical criteria for requesting a chest x-ray in a patient with blunt trauma and its findings such as clinical signs with a high sensitivity could be used in a larger study to codify the final criteria.

  Eligibility

Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

Three hundred and eighty six

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Every patient with blunt trauma to chest

Exclusion Criteria:

  • nothing
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Locations
Iran, Islamic Republic of
Al-zahra university hospital
Isfahan, Iran, Islamic Republic of, 0311
Emamkhomeini University Hospital
Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic of, 021
Sponsors and Collaborators
Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
Investigators
Study Chair: hamidreza shemshaki, MD MD,research comittee
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

Responsible Party: Dr. Alireza Yousefy, Associate Professor of Medical Education, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01134744     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ASD-1213-3
Study First Received: May 27, 2010
Last Updated: June 18, 2010
Health Authority: Iran: Ministry of Health

Keywords provided by Isfahan University of Medical Sciences:
CXray

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Thoracic Injuries
Wounds and Injuries

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on August 19, 2014