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VRI in Children With Acute Respiratory Symptoms. (VRI)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified May 2010 by Rabin Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
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First received: January 18, 2011
Last updated: August 11, 2011
Last verified: May 2010
The VRI technology provides a radiation free dynamic image of the lung, by using a combination of well-known technologies, i.e. acoustic sensors, and a proprietary algorithm. The aim of the study is to determine if the VRI examination may contribute to the diagnosis and follow up of pneumonia in children, and therefore reduce the number of chest radiographs and the exposure to ionizing radiation. Children referred by ED for chest x-ray,for the evaluation of pneumonia, will undergo VRI as well. The two modalities will be read independently and then the findings will be compared, in order to asses the potential role of the VRI to the management of pneumonia in children.

Pneumonia Fever

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Vibration Response Imaging (VRI) in Children With Acute Respiratory Symptoms.

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Further study details as provided by Rabin Medical Center:

Estimated Enrollment: 80
Study Start Date: February 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: February 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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Ages Eligible for Study:   3 Years to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Children, 3-18 years old

Inclusion Criteria:

Patients must meet all of the following inclusion criteria to be entered into the study:

  1. Subject's parent or legal guardian, is able and willing to read the Informed Consent, understands the Informed Consent, and provides written Informed Consent for the subject; if the minor child is in fact able to give consent, the minor's consent must be obtained in addition to the consent of the minor's legal guardian.
  2. Boy or girl in the age range of 3-18 years.
  3. Patient presented with acute respiratory complaints, acute cough, onset of shortness of breath, or fever.
  4. Patient referred by ED physician and presented for CXR.

Exclusion Criteria:

Any of the following will exclude the patient from study:

  1. Body habitus or skin condition that might prevent the placement of the sound sensors on the back (e.g. severe scoliosis, kyphosis, chest wall deformation, skin lesion on the back or compression fracture);
  2. Potentially contagious skin lesion on the back;

4. Subject has had lung surgery; 5. Subject was prescribed the CXR for monitoring or follow up of a lung condition that pre-existed the current, acute symptoms.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01279863

Contact: Liora Kornreich, MD

Schneider medical center of Israel, Imaging Department
Petah-Tikva, Israel
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rabin Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Liora Kornreich, MD Schneider Children's Medical Center, Israel
Study Chair: Gadi Horev, MD Schneider Children's Medical Center, Israel
Study Chair: Michael Schwarz, MD Schneider Children's Medical Center, Israel
Study Chair: Osnat Konen, MD Schneider Children's Medical Center, Israel
Study Chair: Nadine Berkowitz, MD Schneider Children's Medical Center, Israel
Study Chair: Yehezkel Waisman, MD Schneider Children's Medical Center, Israel
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Responsible Party: Liora Kornreich, MD, Schneider children's Medical center of Israel Identifier: NCT01279863     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 5500-DB048
Study First Received: January 18, 2011
Last Updated: August 11, 2011

Keywords provided by Rabin Medical Center:
Shortness of breath

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Signs and Symptoms, Respiratory
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Signs and Symptoms processed this record on September 21, 2017