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Ultrasound Guided Arthrocentesis (UGA)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Carolinas Healthcare System Identifier:
First received: September 28, 2007
Last updated: October 3, 2007
Last verified: September 2007
Does ultrasound guidance improve success rate and decrease aspiration attempts for peripheral arthrocentesis?

Condition Intervention
Arthritis Joint Pain Procedure: Ultrasound guided arthrocentesis

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Randomized Control Trial of Ultrasound-Guided Peripheral Arthrocentesis

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Further study details as provided by Carolinas Healthcare System:

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

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

Enrollment: 132
Study Start Date: December 2004
Study Completion Date: August 2006
Intervention Details:
    Procedure: Ultrasound guided arthrocentesis
    Guidance of joint aspiration by ultrasound guidance

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
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: 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
  More Information Identifier: NCT00537589     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 09-04-06A
Study First Received: September 28, 2007
Last Updated: October 3, 2007

Keywords provided by Carolinas Healthcare System:

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