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Reproducibility of Computed Tomography

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01616264
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 11, 2012
Last Update Posted : June 11, 2012
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Juliana Flávia de Oliveira, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

Brief Summary:
Thus, the aim of this study was to evaluate the reproducibility of the Computed Tomograph scan three-dimensional reconstruction method for the measurement of the TB pleural effusion volume in clinically stable patients.

Condition or disease
Tuberculosis Pleural Effusion

Detailed Description:
Speed, accuracy, and precision in the quantification of pleural effusion are of critical importance as it determines whether or not thoracocentesis should be carried out and which technique should be employed for such a procedure. This study evaluates the precision of thoracic computed tomography with three-dimensional (3D) rebuilding in determining the volume of tuberculosis pleural effusion.Twenty patients with pleural effusion were screened and invited to take part in the study. Each patient underwent two computed tomography scans, before and after one month of treatment for tuberculosis, a total of 40 exams. These were evaluated by two expert radiologists. In conclusion, the quantification of the pleural effusion volume by using thoracic CT with volumetric three-dimensional reconstruction is a highly reproducible method.

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 20 participants
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Evaluation of the Reproducibility of Computed Tomography for the Measurement of Tuberculosis Pleural Effusion
Study Start Date : January 2006
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2009

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients age 18 years or older with a confirmed diagnosis of pleural TB effusion
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients age 18 years with a confirmed diagnosis of pleural TB effusion .
  • Signed out an informed consent term

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Juliana F Oliveira, Phd Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

Responsible Party: Juliana Flávia de Oliveira, Phd, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01616264     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: JUL 200456
First Posted: June 11, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 11, 2012
Last Verified: June 2012

Keywords provided by Juliana Flávia de Oliveira, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro:
Tuberculosis
Pleural Effusion
Computed Tomography

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Tuberculosis
Pleural Effusion
Mycobacterium Infections
Actinomycetales Infections
Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections
Bacterial Infections
Pleural Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases