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Measurement of Jugular Venous Pulse in Critically Ill Patients.

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00303355
Recruitment Status : Terminated (Study completed)
First Posted : March 16, 2006
Last Update Posted : September 5, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Chicago

Brief Summary:
To assess the utility of clinical bedside examination for the measurement of jugular venous pulse in critically ill patients.

Condition or disease
Jugular Venous Pulse Measurement in Critically Ill Patients

Detailed Description:

Procedures: All patients with central venous catheters (CVP) will undergo physical examination of the jugular veins, while blinded to the actual CVP measured from the catheter. Clinicians with various experience levels (attending physician, fellow, resident physician, 4th year medical student) will participate.

The following clinical data will be obtained: Demographic data such as age, sex, weight and diagnosis will be collected. Each clinician's bedside CVP will be recorded from the bedside monitor. Clinicians will be blinded to bedside monitor.

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 36 participants
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: An Evaluation of the Utility of Clinical Examination for the Measurement of Jugular Venous Pulse in Critically Ill Patients.
Study Start Date : September 2002
Estimated Study Completion Date : September 2004

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All patients admitted to the ICU who have existing central venous catheters.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients admitted to the ICU who do not have existing central venous catheters

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00303355

United States, Illinois
University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60637
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Chicago
Principal Investigator: J P Kress, MD University of Chicago

Responsible Party: University of Chicago
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00303355     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 11803B
First Posted: March 16, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 5, 2013
Last Verified: September 2013

Keywords provided by University of Chicago:
jugular venous pulse

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Critical Illness
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes