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Clinical Indicators of Radiographic Findings in Patients With Suspected Community-Acquired Pneumonia

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00118651
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (PI location unknown)
First Posted : July 12, 2005
Last Update Posted : September 27, 2013
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
David Grant U.S. Air Force Medical Center

Brief Summary:

This was a study involving the emergency department and outpatient clinics of the David Grant United States Air Force (USAF) Medical Center, a tertiary care facility. Patients 18 years of age or older with acute respiratory tract symptoms and positive chest radiographs from October 1, 2004 through May 31, 2005 were included as positive cases. Controls were randomly selected from a review of negative chest radiograph reports with a clinical history of an acute respiratory illness over the same time period. Equivocal radiographs were treated as positive cases. Patients were excluded if they were under the age of 18 or in suspected cases of hospital-acquired or aspiration pneumonia.

The six clinical indicators included cough, sputum production, temperature, heart rate, respiratory rate, and findings on physical examination. Abnormal vital signs were defined as temperature of 100.5 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius) or greater, heart rate greater than or equal to 100 beats per minute, and respiratory rate greater than 20 breaths per minute. Positive physical examination findings consisted of the presence of crackles, decreased breath sounds, dullness to percussion, egophony, or rhonchi.


Condition or disease
Pneumonia

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 0 participants
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Clinical Indicators of Radiographic Findings in Patients With Suspected Community-Acquired Pneumonia: Who Needs a Chest X-Ray?
Study Start Date : October 2004
Estimated Study Completion Date : May 2005

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MedlinePlus related topics: Pneumonia X-Rays
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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • acute respiratory tract infection
  • patients from outpatient clinics and the emergency department

Exclusion Criteria:

  • under the age of 18
  • suspected hospital-acquired pneumonia
  • suspected aspiration pneumonia
  • inpatients

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00118651


Locations
United States, California
David Grant USAF Medical Center
Travis AFB, California, United States, 94535
Sponsors and Collaborators
David Grant U.S. Air Force Medical Center
Investigators
Principal Investigator: William T. O'Brien, D.O. David Grant USAF Medical Center

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00118651     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: FDG20040023H
First Posted: July 12, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 27, 2013
Last Verified: June 2005

Keywords provided by David Grant U.S. Air Force Medical Center:
pneumonia
chest x-ray
diagnosis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pneumonia
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections