Emergency Ultrasound of the Gallbladder

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Christiana Care Health Services
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00388830
First received: October 13, 2006
Last updated: November 1, 2012
Last verified: November 2012

October 13, 2006
November 1, 2012
May 2006
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  • time to perform scan
  • diagnosis of pathology
  • performance of adequate measurement
  • overall adequacy of the scan
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Emergency Ultrasound of the Gallbladder
"Emergency Bedside Ultrasonography of the Gallbladder: Does Fasting Matter?"

The purpose of this study is to determine whether fasting for 8 hours prior to ultrasonography for cholelithiasis (gallbladder pain) is needed.

Ultrasonography of the gallbladder is currently the diagnostic modality of choice in determining cholelithiasis and cholecystitis. Historically this test has been performed in the Radiology suites where the patient was expected to fast for times of six to ten hours. Patients presenting to emergency departments (ED) have also been required to wait to have their study performed in order to have better visualization of the gallbladder. However, few studies have examined whether a fasting time matters in determining gallbladder pathology. Furthermore, with the emphasis on through-times in the ED, most EDs cannot afford holding their patients in the ED to wait for a test. Finally, with the advent of emergency bedside ultrasonography and the greater level of comfort emergency physicians (EP) have in diagnosing gallbladder pathology, it is possible to now determine an answer within minutes. We will test to see if EPs trained in the use of emergency bedside ultrasound can effectively and efficiently determine gallbladder pathology and if fasting has an impact on their ability to perform a quality ultrasound.

Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single Blind
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Gallbladder Diseases
Procedure: Ultrasound
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Completed
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July 2007
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or female between the ages of 18 and 75
  • Ability to consent for study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Inability to give informed consent
  • Known pregnancy
  • Prior cholecystectomy
  • Inability to consume a fast food breakfast
  • Known history of cholelithiasis
Both
18 Years to 75 Years
Yes
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United States
 
NCT00388830
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Christiana Care Health Services
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Study Director: Robert O'Connor, MD, MPH Christiana Care Health Services
Christiana Care Health Services
November 2012

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