Diagnostic Study of Temporal Arteritis

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified January 2010 by Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : May 26, 2010
Last Update Posted : May 26, 2010
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Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

Brief Summary:

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.

Condition or disease
Temporal Arteritis

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 100 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Official Title: Diagnostic Tools in Temporal Arteritis - Towards the Development of a Diagnostic Algorithm
Study Start Date : July 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date : March 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date : July 2012

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Percent decrease in future biopsy use. [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. No secondary outcome. [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Inpatients suspected of temporal arteritis and referred to temporal artery biopsy

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients suspected of temporal arteritis and referred by their physicians to biopsy of a temporal artery.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy; age > 80 or < 18; unable to answer study questions

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01130857

Contact: Israel SA Heller, MD +97236973375/6
Contact: Ioni Tsechori, MD

Sponsors and Collaborators
Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Israel SA Heller, MD Tel Aviv Medical Center, Tel Aviv, ISRAEL

Responsible Party: Israel Heller MD, Israel Heller MD, Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center Identifier: NCT01130857     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0123-09-TLV
First Posted: May 26, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 26, 2010
Last Verified: January 2010

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Giant Cell Arteritis
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Vasculitis, Central Nervous System
Autoimmune Diseases of the Nervous System
Nervous System Diseases
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Skin Diseases, Vascular
Skin Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases