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

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01040520
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 29, 2009
Last Update Posted : May 29, 2015
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf

Brief Summary:
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 or disease
Autopsy

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.

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 284 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Computertomography-based Autopsy (Virtopsy) Versus Conventional Autopsy in Patients Dying in Intensive Care Units
Study Start Date : January 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2010




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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:


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 Posted: December 29, 2009    Key Record Dates
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