Far Forward Battlefield Telemedicine: Evaluation of Handheld Ultrasound (DOD)
Recruitment status was Active, not recruiting
The goal of this study is to improve survival of battlefield trauma through ultrasound telemedicine and remotely guided therapeutics.
|Study Design:||Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional|
|Official Title:||Far Forward Battlefield Telemedicine:Ultrasound Guidance System (UGS)|
- 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 ]
|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)|
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.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00615979
|Principal Investigator:||James Thomas, MD||The Cleveland Clinic|