Methodological Issues and Laser Speckle Contrast Imaging (METHODO-LSCI)

This study is currently recruiting participants.
Verified August 2012 by University Hospital, Angers
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First received: August 7, 2012
Last updated: August 9, 2012
Last verified: August 2012

Microcirculation, especially skin microcirculation, is a window towards systemic vascular function in magnitude and underlying mechanisms. Different techniques have been developed to assess the microcirculation. Among these techniques, laser technology is used to perform non-invasive microvascular assessments. Although this technique is widely used, different methodological issues remain. This study aims at defining the way to use lasers for clinical use.

Microvascular Function

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Methodological Issues of Laser Speckle Contrast Imaging for Studying Microcirculation.

Further study details as provided by University Hospital, Angers:

Estimated Enrollment: 45
Study Start Date: June 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: November 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Healthy subjects


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Residents of France


Inclusion Criteria:

  • age > 18years old
  • subject without any known cardiovascular disease

Exclusion Criteria:

  • pregnancy
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01664572

Contact: Guillaume Mahé, M.D./Ph.D. +33241355885

University Hospital Recruiting
Angers cedex 9, France, 49933
Contact: Guillaume Mahé, M.D./Ph.D.    +33241355885      
Principal Investigator: Guillaume Mahé, M.D./Ph.D.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Angers
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Responsible Party: University Hospital, Angers Identifier: NCT01664572     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2012A00458-35
Study First Received: August 7, 2012
Last Updated: August 9, 2012
Health Authority: France: French Ministry of Health

Keywords provided by University Hospital, Angers:
laser Doppler flowmetry, skin blood flow processed this record on April 16, 2014