Point of Care Ultrasound (US) Versus Detailed Radiology US for Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01045759
Recruitment Status :
(Investigator left the institution)
We propose an observational study to assess the ability of intensivists to evaluate for deep vein thrombosis using 2 point compression ultrasonography.
Condition or disease
DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS
Deep vein thrombosis is a common problem in the intensive care unit and diagnosis is often delayed due to limited availability of a formal duplex ultrasound. Physician performed 2 point compression ultrasonography has been shown to have reasonable accuracy when performed in the emergency department and outpatient setting, but has not been studied on patients in the intensive care unit. We propose an observational study to assess the ability of intensivists to evaluate for deep vein thrombosis using 2 point compression ultrasonography.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
The study population will consist of adult patients admitted to the intensive care units at University hospital who have a duplex ultrasound of the lower extremities for detection of deep vein thrombosis ordered by the primary team.
Male and female adults at least 18 years of age
Duplex ultrasonography ordered by treating team
Admission to the Medical, Cardiac, Burn, or Surgical intensive care units
Patients less than 18 years of age
Patients with a known current DVT
patients on whom the exam cannot be performed (above the knee amputation, severe cellulitis of groin or popliteal fossa, hip or knee fracture)