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Measurement of Jugular Venous Pulse in Critically Ill Patients.

This study has been terminated.
(Study completed)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Chicago Identifier:
First received: March 14, 2006
Last updated: September 4, 2013
Last verified: September 2013
To assess the utility of clinical bedside examination for the measurement of jugular venous pulse in critically ill patients.

Jugular Venous Pulse Measurement in Critically Ill Patients

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: An Evaluation of the Utility of Clinical Examination for the Measurement of Jugular Venous Pulse in Critically Ill Patients.

Further study details as provided by University of Chicago:

Estimated Enrollment: 36
Study Start Date: September 2002
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2004
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.


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 identifier: 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
  More Information

Responsible Party: University of Chicago Identifier: NCT00303355     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 11803B
Study First Received: March 14, 2006
Last Updated: September 4, 2013

Keywords provided by University of Chicago:
jugular venous pulse

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Critical Illness
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes processed this record on May 22, 2017