We updated the design of this site on September 25th. Learn more.
Show more
ClinicalTrials.gov
ClinicalTrials.gov Menu

Value of CT-based Autopsy Compared With Conventional Autopsy in ICU Patients

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01040520
First Posted: December 29, 2009
Last Update Posted: May 29, 2015
The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf
  Purpose
The aim of the study is to compare findings generated by CT-based autopsy (Virtopsy) with conventional autopsy and clinical diagnoses. Therefore all patients dying while receiving treatment in the Department of Intensive Care Medicine will be undergo virtopsy and, if relatives give informed consent conventional autopsy.

Condition
Autopsy

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Computertomography-based Autopsy (Virtopsy) Versus Conventional Autopsy in Patients Dying in Intensive Care Units

Further study details as provided by Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf:

Enrollment: 284
Study Start Date: January 2010
Study Completion Date: July 2010
Primary Completion Date: July 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:
The aim of the study is to compare findings generated by computertomography-based autopsy (Virtopsy) with conventional autopsy and clinical diagnoses. Therefore all patients dying while receiving treatment in the Department of Intensive Care Medicine will be undergo virtopsy and, if relatives give informed consent conventional autopsy.
  Eligibility

Information from the National Library of Medicine

Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contacts provided below. For general information, Learn About Clinical Studies.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
All patients who die while receiving treatment in the Department of Intensive Care Medicine
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients dying in the Department of Intensive Care Medicine while receiving treatment during the study period

Exclusion Criteria:

  Contacts and Locations
No Contacts or Locations Provided
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01040520     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UKE KIM 2010.1
First Submitted: December 28, 2009
First Posted: December 29, 2009
Last Update Posted: May 29, 2015
Last Verified: May 2015

Keywords provided by Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf:
CT-based autopsy
virtual autopsy
medical autopsy
quality control