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Ultrasonographic Reference Values for Peripheral Nerves in Children

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02570802
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : October 7, 2015
Last Update Posted : October 15, 2018
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
University Children's Hospital Basel
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this clinical trial is to assess normal values of the cross-sectional area of peripheral nerves and nerve roots in children and adolescents between 2 and 18 years.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Normal Values of Peripheral Nerves in Healthy Children Procedure: Ultrasonographic examination Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
This is a single center prospective clinical trial to determine standard values of the cross-sectional area of the median, ulnar, radial, peroneal, tibial, sural and vagus nerve as well as C5, C6 and C7 cervical roots in a cohort of neuromuscular unaffected children and adolescents between 2 and 18 years.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 255 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: Ultrasonographic Reference Values for Peripheral Nerves and Nerve Roots in the Normal Population of Children and Adolescents
Study Start Date : October 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date : September 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : September 2019

Arm Intervention/treatment
ultrasound of peripheral nerves
Ultrasonographic examination
Procedure: Ultrasonographic examination



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Cross-sectional area (mm2) of the C5 cervical root in children and adolescents from 2 to 18 years [ Time Frame: one year ]
    Cross-sectional area will be displayed as percentiles according age, weight and length

  2. Cross-sectional area (mm2) of the C6 cervical root in children and adolescents from 2 to 18 years [ Time Frame: one year ]
    Cross-sectional area will be displayed as percentiles according age, weight and length

  3. Cross-sectional area (mm2) of the C7 cervical root in children and adolescents from 2 to 18 years [ Time Frame: one year ]
    Cross-sectional area will be displayed as percentiles according age, weight and length

  4. Cross-sectional area (mm2) of the radial nerve in children and adolescents from 2 to 18 years [ Time Frame: one year ]
    Cross-sectional area will be displayed as percentiles according age, weight and length

  5. Cross-sectional area (mm2) of the superficial radial nerve in children and adolescents from 2 to 18 years [ Time Frame: one year ]
    Cross-sectional area will be displayed as percentiles according age, weight and length

  6. Cross-sectional area (mm2) of the peroneal nerve in children and adolescents from 2 to 18 years [ Time Frame: one year ]
    Cross-sectional area will be displayed as percentiles according age, weight and length

  7. Cross-sectional area (mm2) of the tibial nerve in children and adolescents from 2 to 18 years [ Time Frame: one year ]
    Cross-sectional area will be displayed as percentiles according age, weight and length

  8. Cross-sectional area (mm2) of the sural nerve in children and adolescents from 2 to 18 years [ Time Frame: one year ]
    Cross-sectional area will be displayed as percentiles according age, weight and length

  9. Cross-sectional area (mm2) of the vagus nerve in children and adolescents from 2 to 18 years [ Time Frame: one year ]
    Cross-sectional area will be displayed as percentiles according age, weight and length


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Interrater reliability [ Time Frame: one year ]
    Reliability is expressed by the intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC)

  2. Intrarater reliability [ Time Frame: one year ]
    Reliability is expressed by the intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC)



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Ages Eligible for Study:   2 Years to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Children and adolescents between 2 and 18 years
  • Written informed consent of the caregivers and the children/adolescents between 14 and 18 years

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Inability to meet study requirements
  • Neuromuscular disease or symptoms

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Contacts
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Contact: Patricia Hafner, MD +41617042272 patricia.hafner@ukbb.ch
Contact: Maria Rasenack, MD +41612652525 maria.rasenack@usb.ch

Locations
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Switzerland
University of Basel, Children's Hospital Recruiting
Basel, Switzerland, 4056
Contact: Patricia Hafner, MD    +41617042272    patricia.hafner@ukbb.ch   
Contact: Maria Rasenack, MD    +41612652525    maria.rasenack@usb.ch   
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
University Children's Hospital Basel
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Dirk Fischer, MD University of Basel, Children's Hospital

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02570802     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Nerve US Children 01
First Posted: October 7, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 15, 2018
Last Verified: October 2018