Study of Ultrasonographic Cava Femoral Ratio in the Critically Ill Patient With Shock (ECHO-RCF)
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02891577
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified September 2016 by Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Besancon. Recruitment status was: Recruiting
This study aims to describe the ratio of the diameter of inferior vena cava to the common femoral vein measured by ultrasonography in critically ill patients with shock, and to evaluate the potential link between this ratio and the existence of intra-abdominal disease.
Condition or disease
Among patients presenting with severe abdominal disease and shock, observations shown that the diameter of the common femoral vein was larger than the inferior vena cava. The hypothesis is that this observation could be secondary to a compression of the inferior vena cava related to an increased intra abdominal pressure.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Critically ill patients receiving catecholamine for shock state at the time of ICU admission.
Need for ICU admission
Need for vasopressor (epinephrine or norepinephrine) to obtain a mean arterial pressure at least of 65 mmHg
Deep venous thrombosis related to inferior vena cava or common femoral veins
Inability to measure inferior vena cava and common femoral vein diameters using ultrasonography