Ultrasound in Muscle Biopsy

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Duke University

Status

Completed

Conditions

Myositis
Myopathy
Muscular Dystrophy

Treatments

Procedure: Ultrasound

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT01790178
Pro00041999

Details and patient eligibility

About

The objective of the proposed study is to evaluate the clinical utility of muscle ultrasonography for improving the diagnostic yield and safety of core muscle biopsy. Our facility currently uses core (needle) biopsy to obtain muscle samples in patients 18 years old or older. Currently, there is no imaging tool used to guide the actual biopsy. As muscle biopsy is an invasive and potentially painful procedure, improving the diagnostic yield of this test is important.

Enrollment

40 patients

Sex

All

Ages

18+ years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Consecutive subjects scheduled for a biopsy at our EMG laboratory will be asked if they would like to participate until a total of 40 participants are obtained.

Exclusion criteria

  • Age under 18 years.
  • Inability to provide consent for participation.

Trial design

40 participants in 2 patient groups

Ultrasound Guided Biopsy
Experimental group
Description:
Ultrasound guided biopsy will be used in all patients.
Treatment:
Procedure: Ultrasound
Non-Ultrasound Guided Group
No Intervention group
Description:
The control group will have non-ultrasound guided biopsies performed, which is the current standard of care.

Trial contacts and locations

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