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Comparison of Ultrasound Versus Radiography for Diagnosis of Nasal Fractures

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00650650
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 2, 2008
Last Update Posted : April 21, 2009
Sponsor:
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Klinikum der Universitaet Muenchen, Grosshadern

Brief Summary:
The standard imaging procedure to diagnose a nasal fracture still is radiography (lateral nasal view and occipitomental view). But technological advances in ultrasonography during the last few decades have made high-resolution ultrasound devices available to the majority of medical centers. It has been shown that the bony structures of the nose can be well examined by ultrasound in the last few years. The hypothesis: "Is ultrasound of equal diagnostic accuracy in diagnosing nasal fractures as radiography" is being tested in the investigators' study. Patients with suspected nasal fracture undergo ultrasound examination in addition to the routine x-ray imaging. After completion of treatment, the readings of both ultrasound and radiographs are compared in terms of sensitivity and specificity to diagnose nasal fractures.

Condition or disease
Nasal Fracture

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 80 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Comparison of Ultrasound Versus Radiography for Diagnosis of Nasal Fractures
Study Start Date : March 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2009

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients with suspected nasal fracture.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • suspected nasal fracture

Exclusion Criteria:

  • further fractures
  • pregnancy
  • unstable condition
  • refusal to undergo ultrasound examination

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Locations
Germany
Klinik für Hals-Nasen-Ohrenheilkunde, LMU München
München, Bayern, Germany, 81377
Sponsors and Collaborators
Klinikum der Universitaet Muenchen, Grosshadern

Responsible Party: Robert Gürkov, MD, Klinikum der Universitaet Muenchen, Grosshadern
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00650650     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NF-US-XR-05
First Posted: April 2, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 21, 2009
Last Verified: April 2009

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Fractures, Bone
Wounds and Injuries