Ultrasound Guided Arthrocentesis (UGA)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 1, 2007
Last Update Posted : October 4, 2007
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Carolinas Healthcare System

Brief Summary:
Does ultrasound guidance improve success rate and decrease aspiration attempts for peripheral arthrocentesis?

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Arthritis Joint Pain Procedure: Ultrasound guided arthrocentesis Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 132 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Randomized Control Trial of Ultrasound-Guided Peripheral Arthrocentesis
Study Start Date : December 2004
Actual Study Completion Date : August 2006

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MedlinePlus related topics: Ultrasound

Intervention Details:
  • Procedure: Ultrasound guided arthrocentesis
    Guidance of joint aspiration by ultrasound guidance

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Success rate for arthrocentesis [ Time Frame: within ED visit ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Reduction in aspiration attempts [ Time Frame: within ED visit ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

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

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00537589

United States, North Carolina
Carolinas Medical Center
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States, 28232
Sponsors and Collaborators
Carolinas Healthcare System
Principal Investigator: Vivek S Tayal, MD Carolinas Medical Center Identifier: NCT00537589     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 09-04-06A
First Posted: October 1, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 4, 2007
Last Verified: September 2007

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms