Estimation of Changes in Soft Tissue Rigidity of the Buttocks in Sitting Under Weight Bearing Compared to Sitting Without Weight Bearing
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03041922|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified February 2018 by LEONID CHERVINSKY, HaEmek Medical Center, Israel.
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
First Posted : February 3, 2017
Last Update Posted : February 27, 2018
Estimation of Changes in Soft Tissues Elasticity in Buttocks in lying down and sitting positions by using ultrasound device. the elasticity of fat and muscle tissues will be measured.
May ultrasound exam helps to predict the development of pressure ulcers in buttocks due to continuous sitting.
|Condition or disease|
|Changes in Elasticity Duo to Pressure Ulcers in Buttocks|
The purpose of the current new research is to check whether Ultrasound device can be used as a tool for assessing the elasticity of the soft tissues in buttocks and measuring the elasticity of these tissues with and without bearing weight on a healthy population to set standards of normal values.
The far purpose of the research is to use ultrasound device for predicting the development of pressure ulcers.
Population and Methods: In this study, Up to 15 healthy people will participate. Each participant will pass ultrasound scans of the buttocks, lying down and sitting on a chair designed for the purpose of research and this after signing an informed consent form.
- The participant lies on his stomach on a bed to determine the location of the muscle that will be marked by a marker.By ultrasound, the investigator measures the thickness of fat and muscle tissues between the Ischial Tuberosity (ITs) and the skin.
- The participant sits without bearing weight on a chair built for this study, the seat is constructed from five straps. Non-weight bearing test is when the straps are far from the test area, the transducer is placed on the marked place, thickness and elasticity of muscle tissue and fat will be measured.
- The participant sits with bearing weight on the chair. weight bearing test is when the straps are close to the test area , the transducer is placed on the marked place, thickness and elasticity of muscle tissue and fat will be measured.
After measuring the elasticity of the soft tissues,the data will be analyzed in order to define ranges of differences between elasticity with and without weight bearing.
|Study Type :||Observational [Patient Registry]|
|Estimated Enrollment :||15 participants|
|Target Follow-Up Duration:||1 Day|
|Official Title:||Estimation of Changes in Soft Tissue Rigidity of the Buttocks in Sitting Under Weight Bearing Compared to Sitting Without Weight Bearing|
|Actual Study Start Date :||March 1, 2017|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||May 1, 2018|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||July 1, 2018|
Every participant passes one ultrasound exam for soft tissues in buttocks in order to measure the elasticity of soft tissues in sitting and lying down positions. This kind of exam may help to predict a development in pressure ulcers
- Elasticity values to be measured by ultrasound device [ Time Frame: Each exam takes about 30 minutes ]Elastography software in ultrasound device enable to measure the elasticity of soft tissues in human body in kilo pascal units.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03041922