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Virtual Autopsy for Quality Control on Intensive Care Medicine

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01541982
First Posted: March 1, 2012
Last Update Posted: June 17, 2015
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf
  Purpose
The study aimed to compare CT-based virtual autopsy with classic autopsy as a tool for quality control in intensive care medicine.

Condition
Value of Virtual Autopsy for Quality Control in Icu

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Virtual Autopsy for Quality Control on Intensive Care Medicine

Further study details as provided by Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf:

Enrollment: 160
Study Start Date: April 2012
Study Completion Date: July 2013
Primary Completion Date: April 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
virtual and classic autopsy
"Goldstandard": A group of patients in which virtual and classic autopsy is performed.
virtual autopsy only
"Intervention": A group of patients in which for various reasons virtual autopsy only is performed.

Detailed Description:
The study aimed to compare CT-based virtual autopsy with classic autopsy as a tool for quality control in intensive care medicine. Especially with respect to complications during intervention like catheter pacement.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
patients dying in the icu
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age >18
  • all patients dying in the icu during the study period

Exclusion Criteria:

  • relatives refuse participation in the study
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01541982


Locations
Germany
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
Hamburg, Germany, 20246
Department of Intensive Care Medicine, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
Hamburg, Germany, 20251
Sponsors and Collaborators
Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Dominic Wichmann, MD Department of Intensive Care Medicine, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
  More Information

Responsible Party: Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01541982     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: VA-2 Quality Control
First Submitted: February 24, 2012
First Posted: March 1, 2012
Last Update Posted: June 17, 2015
Last Verified: June 2015