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Doppler Ultrasound Imaging of Plastic Surgery Patients for DVT Detection

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Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : April 25, 2014
Last Update Posted : September 10, 2018
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Swanson Center

Brief Summary:
This prospective controlled study examines the use of Doppler ultrasound as a means to screen elective plastic surgery patients for the presence of deep venous blood clots both before and after surgery. This is a noninvasive technique that is known to be both sensitive and specific for the detection of deep venous thromboses in the lower extremities. This method may make it unnecessary to select patients for prophylactic anticoagulation, which poses additional risks to the patient.

Condition or disease
Deep Venous Thrombosis

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 2000 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Doppler Ultrasound Imaging of Plastic Surgery Patients for Deep Venous Thrombosis Detection: A Prospective Controlled Study.
Study Start Date : January 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date : August 2022
Estimated Study Completion Date : August 2022

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Sonographic evidence of a thrombosis [ Time Frame: 1 week ]
    Doppler ultrasound is used to detect evidence of a deep venous thrombosis.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
2000 study patients consisting of consecutive elective patients undergoing outpatient plastic surgery.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • elective plastic surgery patient
  • consenting patient

Exclusion Criteria:

  • no consent

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02123550

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Contact: Eric Swanson, M.D. 913 663-1030

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United States, Kansas
Swanson Center Recruiting
Leawood, Kansas, United States, 66211
Contact: Eric Swanson, M.D.    913-663-1030   
Principal Investigator: Eric Swanson, M.D.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Swanson Center
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Principal Investigator: Eric Swanson, M.D. Swanson Center
1. Pannucci CJ, Dreszer G, Fisher Wachtman C, et al. Postoperative enoxaparin prevents symptomatic venous thromboembolism in high-risk plastic surgery patients. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011;128:1093-1103. 2. Swanson E. Chemoprophylaxis for venous thromboembolism prevention: Concerns regarding efficacy and ethics. Plast Reconstr Surg. - Global Open. 2013;1:e23. doi: 10.1097/GOX.0b013e318299fa26. 3. Zierler BK. Diagnosis of venous thromboembolism. Circulation 2004;109:I-9-I-14.

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Responsible Party: Swanson Center Identifier: NCT02123550    
Other Study ID Numbers: Swanson01
First Posted: April 25, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 10, 2018
Last Verified: September 2018
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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Venous Thrombosis
Embolism and Thrombosis
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases