Pediatric Appendicitis Pathway Study
The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified May 2012 by Oregon Health and Science University.
Recruitment status was Recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ross Fleischman, Oregon Health and Science University
First received: August 30, 2010
Last updated: May 1, 2012
Last verified: May 2012
The purpose of this study is to test a standardized approach for children being evaluated for appendicitis in the emergency department. This means that all doctors would use the same approach to diagnose appendicitis in children in the emergency department. This pathway uses two scoring systems to identify patients who are at high and low risks of appendicitis. These scoring systems are based on the patient's symptoms, signs the doctor finds when examining the patient, and their blood tests. The goal of this part of the study is to determine if the investigators' pathway accurately identifies patients who have appendicitis.
||Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
||Pediatric Appendicitis Pathway Study
Primary Outcome Measures:
Secondary Outcome Measures:
- Length of stay [ Time Frame: At completion of visit ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Length of ED length of stay before and after institution of pathway
- Rates of CT and ultrasound [ Time Frame: After visit ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Rates of CT and ultrasound use before and after the pathway
- Admission rate [ Time Frame: After visit ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Admission rate before and after institution of pathway
| Estimated Enrollment:
| Study Start Date:
| Estimated Study Completion Date:
| Estimated Primary Completion Date:
||September 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
|Ages Eligible for Study:
||3 Years to 18 Years
|Genders Eligible for Study:
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
A consecutive sample of all patients ages 3 through 18 presenting to the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) emergency department (ED) for suspicion of appendicitis during the hours in which study staff are available will be prospectively enrolled.
- Chief complaint of acute appendicitis
- Patients with symptoms greater than 7 days
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01192620
|Oregon Health and Science Univerisity
|Portland, Oregon, United States, 97239 |
Oregon Health and Science University
||Ross J Fleischman, MD, MCR
||Oregon Health and Science University
No publications provided
||Ross Fleischman, Assistant Professor, Oregon Health and Science University
History of Changes
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|Study First Received:
||August 30, 2010
||May 1, 2012
||United States: Institutional Review Board
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Digestive System Diseases