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Application of Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI) in Graves' Disease

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified December 2010 by National Taiwan University Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : August 17, 2010
Last Update Posted : December 22, 2010
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National Taiwan University Hospital

Brief Summary:
Graves' disease is characterized by thyrotoxicosis, goiter, ophthalmopathy and dermopathy. Pathogenesis involves autoimmune process. The investigators think temperatures of the area involved in the inflammation may change. Thus the investigators plan to take temperature pictures of Graves' patients using digital infrared thermal imaging system and observe the change.

Condition or disease
Graves' Disease

Detailed Description:
We will recruited patients of Graves' disease from out patient clinics. We will perform thyroid echo and soft tissue echo first. Then we let patients sit before the thermal camera and take thermal images of eyes necks and tibia. After data collection, we analyse the relation between temperature and laboratory data such as thyroid function and autoimmune profiles.

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 200 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Application of Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging in Thyroid Disease and Associated Ophthalmopathy and Dermopathy
Study Start Date : December 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date : October 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2011

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Graves' disease
Healthy volunteers

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Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years to 60 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Graves' disease patients with or without ophthalmopathy and dermopathy

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Graves' disease patients. Healthy people

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy. <16 years old or > 60 years old

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01182584

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Contact: Shyang-Rong Shih, M.D. 0972653337

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National Taiwan University Recruiting
Taipei, Taiwan
Contact: Shyang-Rong Shih, M.D.    0972653337   
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
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Principal Investigator: Shyang-Rong Shih National Taiwan University
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Responsible Party: National Taiwan university Identifier: NCT01182584    
Other Study ID Numbers: 200811040R
First Posted: August 17, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 22, 2010
Last Verified: December 2010
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Graves Disease
Orbital Diseases
Eye Diseases
Thyroid Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases