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

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified December 2010 by National Taiwan University Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
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First received: August 12, 2010
Last updated: December 21, 2010
Last verified: December 2010
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.

Graves' Disease

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Application of Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging in Thyroid Disease and Associated Ophthalmopathy and Dermopathy

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Further study details as provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:

Estimated Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: December 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: October 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Graves' disease
Healthy volunteers

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.

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: NCT01182584

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

National Taiwan University Recruiting
Taipei, Taiwan
Contact: Shyang-Rong Shih, M.D.    0972653337   
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
Principal Investigator: Shyang-Rong Shih National Taiwan University
  More Information

Responsible Party: National Taiwan university Identifier: NCT01182584     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 200811040R
Study First Received: August 12, 2010
Last Updated: December 21, 2010

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Graves Disease
Orbital Diseases
Eye Diseases
Thyroid Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases processed this record on September 19, 2017