Virtual Autopsy for Quality Control on Intensive Care Medicine

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01541982
First received: February 24, 2012
Last updated: September 27, 2013
Last verified: September 2013
  Purpose

The study aimed to compare CT-based virtual autopsy with classic autopsy as a tool for quality control in intensive care medicine.


Condition
Value of Virtual Autopsy for Quality Control in Icu

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Virtual Autopsy for Quality Control on Intensive Care Medicine

Further study details as provided by Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf:

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: April 2012
Study Completion Date: July 2013
Primary Completion Date: April 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
virtual and classic autopsy
"Goldstandard": A group of patients in which virtual and classic autopsy is performed.
virtual autopsy only
"Intervention": A group of patients in which for various reasons virtual autopsy only is performed.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

patients dying in the icu

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age >18
  • all patients dying in the icu during the study period

Exclusion Criteria:

  • relatives refuse participation in the study
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01541982

Locations
Germany
Department of Intensive Care Medicine, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
Hamburg, Germany, 20251
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
Hamburg, Germany, 20246
Sponsors and Collaborators
Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Dominic Wichmann, MD Department of Intensive Care Medicine, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01541982     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: VA-2 Quality Control
Study First Received: February 24, 2012
Last Updated: September 27, 2013
Health Authority: Ethics Commission, Hamburg: Germany

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on April 17, 2014