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Far Forward Battlefield Telemedicine: Evaluation of Handheld Ultrasound (DOD)

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 2007 by The Cleveland Clinic.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
United States Department of Defense
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First received: December 26, 2007
Last updated: February 13, 2008
Last verified: December 2007
The goal of this study is to improve survival of battlefield trauma through ultrasound telemedicine and remotely guided therapeutics.

Thoracic Injuries

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Far Forward Battlefield Telemedicine:Ultrasound Guidance System (UGS)

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Further study details as provided by The Cleveland Clinic:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • develop a system of natural synergy in the delivery of battlefield medicine, and ultimately reduce mortality from battlefield trauma [ Time Frame: 1 year after study completion ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 120
Study Start Date: March 2003
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:
Specific aims to meet to improve the survival of battlefield trauma are 1)validation of portable ultrasound for diagnosis of various medical and surgical emergencies, ie cardiac tamponade, intraabdominal hemorrhage, 2)Extension of our expertise in digital echocardiography and local telemedicine to support other centers in such procedures as TEE 3)development of wireless telemedicine systems for rapid relay of ultrasonic images from portable ultrasound system to a remote review station. 4)development of a precision guide for diagnostic and therapeutic percutaneous procedures using ultrasound guidance 5)combining wireless telemetry with the guided percutaneous access tool to permit remotely guided emergency procedures 6)augmenting this work(2D/echo) with 3D/echo.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
echocardiogram clinical schedule

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18-80 yrs old
  • Scheduled for clinical echocardiogram
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00615979

Sponsors and Collaborators
The Cleveland Clinic
United States Department of Defense
Principal Investigator: James Thomas, MD The Cleveland Clinic
  More Information

Responsible Party: James Thomas, MD, Cleveland Clinic Foundation Identifier: NCT00615979     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: DOD-5279  DAMD17-02-2-0040 
Study First Received: December 26, 2007
Last Updated: February 13, 2008
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by The Cleveland Clinic:
portable ultrasound
Department of Defense

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Thoracic Injuries
Wounds and Injuries processed this record on December 09, 2016