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Accuracy of Measurement of Surface Body Temperature Using the Health e Pod Device (Card Guard) Compared to Gold Standard Equipment

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 February 2009 by Assaf-Harofeh Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
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First received: February 23, 2009
Last updated: NA
Last verified: February 2009
History: No changes posted

Objective To evaluate the accuracy of data acquisition by Health e pod device in measurement of body temperature, to compare it to a standard body temperature measure equipment About 400 consecutive patients admitted to PEU in Assaf Harofeh Medical Center will compile the Study Population.

Basic vital signs will be recorded on admission and during hospitalization as per the PEU policy and not in particular for this study.

As a part of routine check-up all admitted patients undergo body temperature measure (oral or rectal - as per the PEU policy and with PEU devices).

Following an explanation and patient agreement, eligible patients (and their legal guardian) will sign informed consent and enter the study. The health e pod device will be applied to measure body temperature, immediately after the standard temperature measure has been performed by the PEU professional.

All Children Admitted to the ED
Children With Fever

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Accuracy of Measurement of Surface Body Temperature Using the Health e Pod Device (Card Guard) Compared to Gold Standard Equipment

Further study details as provided by Assaf-Harofeh Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Agreament between measurments by Health e pod device and the gold standard reference device. [ Time Frame: one year ]

Estimated Enrollment: 400
Study Start Date: March 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Children in the ED


Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Children visiting the pediatric emergency unit

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Signed an Informed Consent by the patients' legal custodian / guardian (and assent by the patient when applicable).
  • Age 0 to 18 years
  • Clinically stable patients hospitalized in PEU.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Implanted pacemaker or defibrillator.
  • Patients participating in other clinical trail.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00850083

Contact: Eran Kozer, MD 97289779916

Assaf Harofeh Medical Center Not yet recruiting
Zerifin, Israel, 70300
Contact: Eran Kozer, MD    97289779916   
Principal Investigator: Eran Kozer, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Assaf-Harofeh Medical Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Eran Kozer, Assaf Harofeh Medical Center Identifier: NCT00850083     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 152/08
Study First Received: February 23, 2009
Last Updated: February 23, 2009

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