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NT-proBNP for Evaluation of the Dyspneic Patient in the Emergency Room and the Medical Ward

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified December 2005 by Hillel Yaffe Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00271128
First Posted: December 30, 2005
Last Update Posted: March 20, 2008
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Information provided by:
Hillel Yaffe Medical Center
  Purpose
The proposed study intends to evaluate the impact of the NT-proBNP assay on the diagnosis of heart failure in patients with dyspnea of unknown etiology presenting to the emergency room and admitted to the medical wards.

Condition
Shortness of Breath Acute Exacerbation

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: NT-proBNP for Evaluation of the Dyspneic Patient in the Emergency Room and the Medical Ward (BNP4EVER)

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Further study details as provided by Hillel Yaffe Medical Center:

Estimated Enrollment: 500
Study Start Date: October 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2007
Detailed Description:

The proposed study intends to evaluate the impact of the NT-proBNP assay on the diagnosis of heart failure in patients with dyspnea of unknown etiology presenting to the emergency room and admitted to the medical wards.

Patients will be consented and randomized to open or blinded NT-proBNP test performed within 90 minutes in a venous blood sample.

Evaluation of the ER diagnosis and final discharge diagnosis in admitted patients will be carried out in light of the NT-proBNP results.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Acute shortness of breath of unknown etiology as presentation to the emergency room
  2. Possible acute exacerbation of known heart failure

Exclusion Criteria:

None -

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00271128


Locations
Israel
Hillel Yaffe Medical Center
Hadera, Israel
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hillel Yaffe Medical Center
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Simcha R Meisel, MD MSc Hillel Yaffe Medical Center
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00271128     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: hymc34/2005
First Submitted: December 29, 2005
First Posted: December 30, 2005
Last Update Posted: March 20, 2008
Last Verified: December 2005

Keywords provided by Hillel Yaffe Medical Center:
NT-proBNP
Heart failure
Dyspnea

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Emergencies
Dyspnea
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes
Respiration Disorders
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Signs and Symptoms, Respiratory
Signs and Symptoms


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