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Ultrasound and X-ray in Detecting Articular Cartilage Calcification (chondro)

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00797537
First Posted: November 25, 2008
Last Update Posted: September 6, 2010
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Information provided by:
University Hospital, Limoges
  Purpose
Prospective study with an echography of the 2 knees and radiography of the 2 knees (front and profile) for each patient. If found calcification on ultrasound further examination with ultrasound wrists, hips and shoulders.

Condition Intervention
Chondrocalcinosis Articular Cartilage Calcification Procedure: Echography

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Concordance Entre l'échographie du Genou et la Radiographie Standard Dans la détection Des Calcifications Dans le Cadre de la Chondrocalcinose Articulaire

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Further study details as provided by University Hospital, Limoges:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Knee calcification detected by echography and radiography [ Time Frame: Day 1 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Calcification description and other localisations finding [ Time Frame: Day 1 ]

Estimated Enrollment: 166
Study Start Date: May 2008
Study Completion Date: September 2010
Primary Completion Date: September 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Procedure: Echography
    Echography
Detailed Description:

Osteo-articular echography is currently recognized as an important development among rheumatologists.

Chondrocalcinosis, which can promote joint inflammation and cartilage degeneration, is highly prevalent in elderly subjects.

Osteo-articular echography is currently reconized as an important development among rheumatologists and can efficiently use to detect Chondrocalcinosis.

The aim of this study is to find a correlation between radiography and echography in detecting CPPD crystal deposition, on a sample of patients and more important with a new generation of ultrasound with a probe superficial performance.

166 patients will be enrolled in this trial and an echography and a radiography of the 2 knees (front and profile) will be done for each patient.

Ih the echography show a calcification, further exams with wrists, hips shoulders echographies will be conducted.

In case of liquid epanchement, analysis of the liquid will be carried in order to eliminate the differential diagnostic including septic arthritis

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   70 Years and older   (Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patient> 70 years
  • articular pathology of the knee
  • consent signed

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Not covered by social security
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00797537


Locations
France
Service de Rhumatologie
Limoges, France, 87000
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Limoges
  More Information

Responsible Party: CHU de Limoges
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00797537     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: I07027/chondrocalcinose
First Submitted: November 20, 2008
First Posted: November 25, 2008
Last Update Posted: September 6, 2010
Last Verified: September 2010

Keywords provided by University Hospital, Limoges:
Inflammation of bone and cartilage

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Calcinosis
Chondrocalcinosis
Calcium Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Arthritis
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Crystal Arthropathies