Diagnostic Study of Temporal Arteritis
Recruitment status was: Not yet recruiting
Despite a large and growing body of knowledge concerning the diagnosis of temporal arteritis, this potentially crippling disease still requires pathological diagnosis in practically every case. It seems likely that a correctly estimated clinical probability could help in evaluating imaging results in a way that might safely obviate temporal biopsy in a large segment of suspect cases.
With this aim in view, we intend to identify useful clinical items and integrate them in an appropriate diagnostic pathway.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Only|
|Official Title:||Diagnostic Tools in Temporal Arteritis - Towards the Development of a Diagnostic Algorithm|
- Percent decrease in future biopsy use. [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- No secondary outcome. [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||July 2010|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||July 2012|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||March 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01130857
|Principal Investigator:||Israel SA Heller, MD||Tel Aviv Medical Center, Tel Aviv, ISRAEL|