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Measuring Temperatures of Tissues During Endoscopy

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified September 2009 by Sheba Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : March 25, 2009
Last Update Posted : September 30, 2009
Information provided by:
Sheba Medical Center

Brief Summary:
Previous studies have indicated that tumors are warmer than the surrounding tissues. We want to ascertain that this is true for tumors in the GI tract. If so, a thermal camera in an endoscope may aid the diagnosis of tumors. The experiment entails inserting a cannula sheathed thermocouple into the work canal of an endoscope or a colonoscope. The examining physician will bring the distal end to touch the tumors he finds and their adjacent tissues, noting their respective temperatures. This experiment must be conducted before embarking on the complicated and costly project of producing a tiny thermal camera which will be able to navigate the GI tract.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Carcinoma, Undifferentiated Other: no intervention

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 50 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Measuring Temperatures of Tumors and Normal Tissues in the GI Tract, Using a Thermocouple Sheathed in a Catheter, in the Work Canal of an Endoscope
Study Start Date : April 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date : October 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date : November 2009

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MedlinePlus related topics: Endoscopy

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
examined by endoscopy
Patients, examined by endoscopy, being screened for GI tract tumors
Other: no intervention
no intervention

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Difference of temperature between tumors and adjacent tissues [ Time Frame: immediate ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients who undergo endoscopy or colonoscopy.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • consenting adults

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00868504

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Contact: Arie Orenstein, Prof. +97235303114

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Sheba Medical Center Recruiting
Tel Hashomer, Israel, 52621
Contact: Arie Orenstein, Prof.    +97234303114   
Contact: Gidi Arbel, Dr.    +972544838960   
Principal Investigator: Arie Orenstein, Prof.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sheba Medical Center
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Principal Investigator: Arie Orenstein, Prof. Sheba Medical Center

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Responsible Party: Prof. Arie Orenstein , Director Advanced Technologies Center, Sheba Medical Center Identifier: NCT00868504     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SHEBA-09-6887-AO-CTIL
First Posted: March 25, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 30, 2009
Last Verified: September 2009

Keywords provided by Sheba Medical Center:
GI tract

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type