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Diagnosis of Acute Appendicitis, Ovary Torsion and Inflammation, and Testicular Torsion and Inflammation by Infrared Thermography

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01079650
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified March 2010 by Assaf-Harofeh Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : March 3, 2010
Last Update Posted : March 3, 2010
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Assaf-Harofeh Medical Center

Brief Summary:
Thermal, or infrared, energy is the part of electromagnetic radiation that an observer perceives as heat. Infrared thermography allows us to visualize temperature distribution of the human body and has been used in medical practice since the 1950s. In current study we would like to examine the ability of infrared thermography to detect acute appendicitis, ovary torsion and inflammation, and testicular torsion and inflammation.

Condition or disease
Abdominal Pain Testicle Pain

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 50 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Study Start Date : May 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date : May 2012

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MedlinePlus related topics: Appendicitis

children suffering from abdominal or testicle pain

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
children (<18 years old) having abdominal or testicle pain.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • < 18 years old

Exclusion Criteria:

  • > 18 years old

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01079650

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Contact: Zoya Haitov, MD 972-89778080

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Assaf-Harofeh MC
Beer-Yaakov, Israel
Contact: Zoya Haitov, MD    97289778080   
Principal Investigator: Zoya Haitov, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Assaf-Harofeh Medical Center
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Responsible Party: Diagnosis of acute appendicitis, ovary torsion and inflammation, and testicular torsion and inflammation by infrared thermography., Assaf-Harofeh Medical Center, Anesthesiology department. Identifier: NCT01079650    
Other Study ID Numbers: 39/10
First Posted: March 3, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 3, 2010
Last Verified: March 2010
Keywords provided by Assaf-Harofeh Medical Center:
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Abdominal Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive