Impact of CT on Diagnosis of Acute Appendicitis

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Herning Hospital
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Aarhus
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01376466
First received: June 17, 2011
Last updated: November 8, 2012
Last verified: November 2012
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to determine whether computed tomography is reliable investigation in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis.


Condition Intervention
Acute Appendicitis
Other: CT scanning

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The Impact Of Computed Tomography On The Diagnoses Of Acute Appendicitis

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Further study details as provided by University of Aarhus:

Enrollment: 102
Study Start Date: February 2009
Study Completion Date: October 2012
Primary Completion Date: February 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
patients with acute appendicitis
Patients who have been clinically diagnosed to have acute appendicitis
Other: CT scanning
CT image of the abdomen included the area between the 3rd. lumber vertebra and the top of acetabulum. A liter of contrast mixed with normal salin will be given by rectal catheter 20 minutes before CT image is taken.
Other Name: CT scanning of the abdomen

Detailed Description:

The aim of this study is to

  1. evaluate CT scan validity for the diagnosis of acute appendicitis.
  2. compare the difference in evaluation of CT-scan result between radiologist on call and consultant radiologist with CT experience.
  3. illustrate difficulties associated with practical implementation of CT-scan in relation to other activities in radiology department and O.R. (logical & organizational).
  4. illustrate patients experiences about the study (pain, discomfort & other information
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Admitted patients with acute appendicitis.

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who have been admitted and diagnosed as having acute appendicitis

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients under the age of 18 years.
  • Pregnancy.
  • Uncooperative patients (senile dementia, mentally ill).
  • Not speaking Danish.
  • Does not wish to participate.
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Locations
Denmark
Herning Hospital
Herning, Denmark, 7400
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Aarhus
Herning Hospital
Investigators
Study Director: Mogens R Madsen, MD Consultant surgeon
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: University of Aarhus
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01376466     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: M-20080129
Study First Received: June 17, 2011
Last Updated: November 8, 2012
Health Authority: Denmark: The Regional Committee on Biomedical Research Ethics

Keywords provided by University of Aarhus:
acute appendicitis
diagnosis
computed tomography

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Appendicitis
Acute Disease
Intraabdominal Infections
Infection
Gastroenteritis
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Cecal Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes

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