Ultrasound Guided Arthrocentesis (UGA)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Carolinas Healthcare System
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: September 28, 2007
Last updated: October 3, 2007
Last verified: September 2007

September 28, 2007
October 3, 2007
December 2004
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Success rate for arthrocentesis [ Time Frame: within ED visit ]
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00537589 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
Reduction in aspiration attempts [ Time Frame: within ED visit ]
Same as current
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Ultrasound Guided Arthrocentesis
Randomized Control Trial of Ultrasound-Guided Peripheral Arthrocentesis
Does ultrasound guidance improve success rate and decrease aspiration attempts for peripheral arthrocentesis?
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Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
  • Arthritis
  • Joint Pain
Procedure: Ultrasound guided arthrocentesis
Guidance of joint aspiration by ultrasound guidance
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
August 2006
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age at or over 18
  • Indication for peripheral arthrocentesis

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Hemodynamic instability
  • Previous arthroplasty of the joint
  • Known intraarticular fracture
  • Hip arthrocentesis
18 Years and older
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
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Carolinas Healthcare System
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Principal Investigator: Vivek S Tayal, MD Carolinas Medical Center
Carolinas Healthcare System
September 2007

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