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Tools for the Objective Clinical Assessment of Pediatric Spinal Deformity

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00585234
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (Study has been withdrawn.)
First Posted : January 3, 2008
Last Update Posted : December 10, 2014
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
john t. smith, University of Utah

Brief Summary:

This project seeks to develop a standardized technique for simultaneous capturing bi-planar images of patients against a standard background with a grid that can be used later for the quantitative determination of global balance and thoracic symmetry.

We hypothesize that patients who are successfully managed with surgery will demonstrate an improvement in global balance and thoracic symmetry that can be accurately measured. This measurement station will be specifically developed to provide a standardized, reproducible means to compare clinical assessments of surgical and non-surgical outcomes, and establish normative data for comparison. This standardized tool can be established at multiple centers for use in multicenter trials.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome TIS Other: Digital Photography

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 0 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Tools for Objective Clinical Assessment of Pediatric Spinal Deformity and the Results of Surgical Intervention--Simultaneous Measurement of Sagittal and Coronal Balance and Symmetry With Digital Photography.
Study Start Date : December 2005
Primary Completion Date : March 2012
Study Completion Date : March 2012

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
We intend to photograph male and female subjects from age 1 through skeletal maturity. Healthy children will be photographed to determine the normative characteristics of thoracic function using this technique. We will also enroll patients with thoracic pathology to determine how digital imaging can document thoracic dysfunction. There are no specific disease related exclusion criteria. Participation is voluntary.
Other: Digital Photography
Digital Photography

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Improvement in overall global balance following surgical intervention [ Time Frame: Dec 2005-Dec 2008 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Improvement in overall global balance [ Time Frame: Dec 2005-Dec 2008 ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Primary Care Center

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male and female participants from 1- skeletal maturity

Exclusion Criteria:

  • no specific disease related exclusion criteria

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00585234

United States, Utah
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, 84112
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Utah
Principal Investigator: John T Smith, MD University of Utah

Responsible Party: john t. smith, Clinical Professor, University of Utah
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00585234     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 00014137
IRB# 00014137
First Posted: January 3, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 10, 2014
Last Verified: December 2014