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Lung Ultrasound for Acute Dyspnea in Emergency Department - Prospective Multicenter Study on Accuracy, Reproducibility, and Diagnostic Impact of Lung Ultrasound in the Evaluation of Patients With Dyspnea in the Emergency Department


N/A
18 Years
N/A
Not Enrolling
Both
Dyspnea, Congestive Heart Failure

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Trial Information

Lung Ultrasound for Acute Dyspnea in Emergency Department - Prospective Multicenter Study on Accuracy, Reproducibility, and Diagnostic Impact of Lung Ultrasound in the Evaluation of Patients With Dyspnea in the Emergency Department


Inclusion Criteria:



- Patients had to present to the ED with a principal complaint of shortness of breath,
defined as either the sudden onset of dyspnea with no history of chronic dyspnea or an
increase in the severity of chronic dyspnea in the last 48 hours;

- Presence of an emergency physician with lung US experience at the time of enrollment;

- US examination within 30 minutes after the start of the clinical evaluation.

Exclusion Criteria:

- Dyspnea cases clearly due to neither cardiogenic nor respiratory etiology will
considered not eligible.

Type of Study:

Observational

Study Design:

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective

Principal Investigator

Emanuele Pivetta

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

Cancer Epidemiology Unit - University of Turin

Authority:

Italy: Ethics Committee

Study ID:

CEU-UTurin-001

NCT ID:

NCT01287429

Start Date:

October 2010

Completion Date:

October 2012

Related Keywords:

  • Dyspnea
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Ultrasonography
  • Dyspnea
  • Emergencies
  • Heart Failure

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