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Diagnosis of Acute Appendicitis, Ovary Torsion and Inflammation, and Testicular Torsion and Inflammation by Infrared Thermography

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified March 2010 by Assaf-Harofeh Medical Center.
Recruitment status was  Not yet recruiting
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First received: March 2, 2010
Last updated: NA
Last verified: March 2010
History: No changes posted
Thermal, or infrared, energy is the part of electromagnetic radiation that an observer perceives as heat. Infrared thermography allows us to visualize temperature distribution of the human body and has been used in medical practice since the 1950s. In current study we would like to examine the ability of infrared thermography to detect acute appendicitis, ovary torsion and inflammation, and testicular torsion and inflammation.

Abdominal Pain
Testicle Pain

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective

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

Estimated Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: May 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date: May 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
children suffering from abdominal or testicle pain


Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
children (<18 years old) having abdominal or testicle pain.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • < 18 years old

Exclusion Criteria:

  • > 18 years old
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01079650

Contact: Zoya Haitov, MD 972-89778080

Assaf-Harofeh MC Not yet recruiting
Beer-Yaakov, Israel
Contact: Zoya Haitov, MD    97289778080   
Principal Investigator: Zoya Haitov, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Assaf-Harofeh Medical Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Diagnosis of acute appendicitis, ovary torsion and inflammation, and testicular torsion and inflammation by infrared thermography., Assaf-Harofeh Medical Center, Anesthesiology department. Identifier: NCT01079650     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 39/10 
Study First Received: March 2, 2010
Last Updated: March 2, 2010
Health Authority: Israel: Ministry of Health

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Abdominal Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive processed this record on October 21, 2016