Randomized Study Evaluating the Role of Surgeon-Performed Ultrasound in the Management of the Acute Abdomen

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Karolinska Institute

Status

Completed

Conditions

Abdominal Pain

Treatments

Radiation: Surgeon-performed ultrasound

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT00550511
ULABD-1

Details and patient eligibility

About

The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether surgeon-performed ultrasound as a supplement to clinical investigation when a patient presents with abdominal pain in the emergency department can improve the management of the patient.

Full description

Surgeon-performed ultrasound bedside in the emergency department when a patient presents with abdominal pain is quite common in Continental Europe and USA. It is considered to be implemented at emergency departments all over Sweden. This is the first randomized study performed to evaluate the method. In our study we compare diagnostic accuracy and further management of patients admitted to the emergency department for abdominal pain, with or without examination with surgeon-performed ultrasound bedside.

Enrollment

800 patients

Sex

All

Ages

18+ years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Admitted to emergency ward for abdominal pain
  • 18 years or older

Exclusion criteria

  • Pregnancy
  • Condition that has to be taken care of immediately
  • Inability to communicate with the investigator
  • Previously diagnosed abdominal condition
  • Severe drug or alcohol addiction
  • Dementia

Trial design

800 participants in 2 patient groups

Ultrasound
Other group
Description:
Surgeon-performed ultrasound as intervention, as a complement to clinical investigation and standardized laboratory testing.
Treatment:
Radiation: Surgeon-performed ultrasound
Control
No Intervention group
Description:
Control group examined with clinical examination including standardized laboratory tests.

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