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Value of Radiological Follow up in Children Hospitalized With Lobar Pneumonia

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00735592
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 15, 2008
Last Update Posted : August 26, 2011
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
The study intends to assess the utility of performing a follow up X rays in children admitted to pediatric wards with lobar pneumonia. Usually those children are discharged with a recommendation for a follow up X rays but there are no enough studies proving that this recommendation is really necessary.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Pneumonia Other: Observational

Detailed Description:

Thew study will include follow up data in a group of about 200 patients admitted with lobar pneumonia during the years 2006 to 2007. All the clinical and laboratory data will be collected and also the X rays findings.

The findings of follow up X rays if they were performed will also be summarized.

Study Design

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 200 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: The Study Intend to Evaluate the Usefulness of Performing a Follow up X Rays in Children Admitted With Lobar Pneumonia.
Study Start Date : March 2008
Primary Completion Date : February 2010
Study Completion Date : February 2010

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Pneumonia X-Rays
U.S. FDA Resources

Groups and Cohorts

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Children discharged with the recommendation of performing a follow up X rays after lobar pneumonia
Other: Observational
Retrospective data obtained from electronic files

Outcome Measures

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   3 Months to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
All pediatric patients admitted during the years 2006 and 2007 with the diagnosis of lobar pneumonia.

Inclusion Criteria: All pediatric patients discharged with the diagnosis of lobar pneumonia.

Exclusion Criteria: Patients with diagnosis of chronic diseases.

Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00735592

Pediatric Dpt B - Ha'Emek Medical Center
Afula, Israel, 18101
Sponsors and Collaborators
HaEmek Medical Center, Israel
Principal Investigator: Sakran Waheeb, MD Pediatric Dpt B - Ha'Emek Medical Center - Afula - 18101 - Israel
Principal Investigator: Ronza Andraws, MD Pediatric Dpt B - Ha'Emek Medical Center - Afula - Israel
More Information

Responsible Party: Dr Koren Ariel, Head of Pediatric Hematology Unit and Pediatric Dpt B, HaEmek Medical Center, Israel
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00735592     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0012-08-EMC
First Posted: August 15, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 26, 2011
Last Verified: August 2011

Keywords provided by Dr Koren Ariel, HaEmek Medical Center, Israel:
X rays findings

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