Not Invasive Monitoring of Pleural Drainage

This study is currently recruiting participants.
Verified January 2013 by RWTH Aachen University
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First received: January 25, 2013
Last updated: NA
Last verified: January 2013
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This Study ties to find out if data about monitoring the drainage after a pleural drainage can be collected by sensors.

Condition Intervention
Pleural Drainage
Device: Sensor

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective

Further study details as provided by RWTH Aachen University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • data about sensors [ Time Frame: 1 hour ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 35
Study Start Date: October 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: April 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
pleural drainage Device: Sensor


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 90 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

patients with pleural drainage


Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients with pleural effusion getting a pleural drainage
  • male and female patients aged at least 18 years

contorl group:

  • healthy male and female patients aged at least 18 years

Exclusion Criteria:

  • pregnancy or breast feeding
  • implanted pacemaker / CRT / ICD exept Medtronic OptiVol
  • patients not being able to consent
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01778270

Univeristy Hospital Aachen Recruiting
Aachen, North Rhine Westfalia, Germany, 52074
Contact: Patrick Schauerte, Prof. Dr. med.    +49 241 80 89669   
Principal Investigator: Patrick Schauerte, Prof. Dr. med.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
RWTH Aachen University
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: RWTH Aachen University Identifier: NCT01778270     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 10-078
Study First Received: January 25, 2013
Last Updated: January 25, 2013
Health Authority: Germany: Federal Institue for Drugs and Medicinal Devices processed this record on April 17, 2014