Digital Ocular Fundus Photography in the Emergency Department: A New Application for Telemedicine?

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Beau Bruce, MD, Emory University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00873613
First received: March 31, 2009
Last updated: November 7, 2013
Last verified: November 2013

March 31, 2009
November 7, 2013
April 2009
August 2011   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Difference in detection rate of papilledema by emergency department physicians using non-dilated retinal photography vs. direct ophthalmoscopy. [ Time Frame: 6-12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
Difference in detection rate of papilledema by emergency department physicians using non-dilated retinal photography vs. direct ophthalmoscopy. [ Time Frame: Study End ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
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Digital Ocular Fundus Photography in the Emergency Department: A New Application for Telemedicine?
Digital Ocular Fundus Photography in the Emergency Department: A New Application for Telemedicine?

The purpose of this study is to determine if non-dilated retinal photography in the emergency room improves the diagnosis of papilledema (optic nerve swelling) in patients with neurologic disease compared to direct ophthalmoscopy.

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Interventional
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Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Screening
  • Headache
  • Acute, Focal Neurologic Disease
  • Severely Elevated Blood Pressure
  • Acute Visual Loss
Procedure: Use of Non-dilated retinal photography
Kowa Non-Myd alpha-D Non-dilated fundus camera will be used to obtain photographs.
  • No Intervention: Direct ophthalmoscopy
  • Experimental: Non-dilated retinal photography
    Intervention: Procedure: Use of Non-dilated retinal photography

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Completed
705
July 2012
August 2011   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Presenting complaint of headache, acute focal neurologic disease, or acute visual changes
  • Diastolic blood pressure >= 120
  • Age 18 or older

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unable to sit-up, not interested in participation, confused
  • Age 17 or younger
Both
18 Years and older
No
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United States
 
NCT00873613
IRB00006900
No
Beau Bruce, MD, Emory University
Emory University
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Emory University
November 2013

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