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The Utility of Performing Brain CT Scan in Non Trauma Patients at the Pediatric Emergency Unit

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
HaEmek Medical Center, Israel
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00456391
First received: April 4, 2007
Last updated: NA
Last verified: April 2007
History: No changes posted
  Purpose

Pediatric patients are admitted to the emergency room for diverse causes, beside trauma, patients can present with convulsions, suspicion of brain tumor or increased intracranial pressure. In most of the cases a brain CT is performed even before physical examination by a skilled neurologist. The amount of radiation that the children are exposed is equivalent to 100 plain chest X rays. The purpose of this tudy is to examinate in a retrospective study what were the indications for CT study and what was the incidence of relevant abnormal findings that required emergency intervention or referral.


Condition Intervention
Convulsions
Increased Intracraneal Pressure
Procedure: Medical history
Procedure: Brain CT scan

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Defined Population
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: The Utility of Performing Brain CT Scan in Non Trauma Patients at the Pediatric Emergency Unit. A Retrospective Observational Study.

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Further study details as provided by HaEmek Medical Center, Israel:

Study Start Date: October 2006
Study Completion Date: March 2007
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 18 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All patients in the pediatric age that underwent brain CT scan in the pediatric emergency room

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with recent history of trauma
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00456391

Locations
Israel
Pediatric Dpt B and Pediatric Emergency Room - HaEmek Medical Center
Afula, Israel, 18101
Sponsors and Collaborators
HaEmek Medical Center, Israel
Investigators
Study Director: Ariel Koren, MD Pediatric Hematology Unit, Ha'Emek Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Waheeb Sakran, MD Pediatric Dpt B - Ha'Emek Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Izat Hatib, MD Pediatric Dpt B - Ha'Emek Medical Center
  More Information

No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00456391     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 5200906.EMC
Study First Received: April 4, 2007
Last Updated: April 4, 2007
Health Authority: Israel: Ministry of Health

Keywords provided by HaEmek Medical Center, Israel:
Brain CT scan
Pediatric emergency room

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Emergencies
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on November 24, 2014