Computer Tomography (CT) Trial of Acute Abdomen (PRACTA)

K

Kuopio University Hospital

Status

Completed

Conditions

Acute Abdomen

Treatments

Procedure: Abdominal contrast-enhanced CT scanning

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT00870766
KUH5200617

Details and patient eligibility

About

The purpose of this study is to determine the impact of routinely performed early CT scanning in terms of diagnostic accuracy, patient management and cost-effectiveness compared to current imaging practice in patients suffering from acute abdomen.

Enrollment

250 estimated patients

Sex

All

Ages

18+ years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • age > 18
  • abdominal pain > 2h and < 7 days

Exclusion criteria

  • pregnancy
  • acute abdominal trauma
  • allergy to iodinated contrast media
  • severe renal insufficiency
  • metformin medication combined with elevated plasma creatinin level
  • lack of cooperation (if informed consent is not possible)
  • abdominal pain combined with bleeding shock

Trial design

Primary purpose

Diagnostic

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

250 participants in 2 patient groups

CT
Active Comparator group
Description:
All patients in the CT arm undergo abdominal CT scanning within 24 hours of admission to the ER.
Treatment:
Procedure: Abdominal contrast-enhanced CT scanning
Current practice
No Intervention group
Description:
The patients in the current practice arm are referred to radiological examinations, such as US, plain radiography or CT, based on the clinical need only.

Trial contacts and locations

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