Evaluation of Ultra-portable Ultrasound in General Practice

2019-10-21 12:45:35 | BioPortfolio


This is an interventional multi-centre study comparing two groups of general practitioners with or without an ultrasound scanner over a period of 6 months. The evaluation focuses on the management of patients for 8 pathologies:

- Pneumonia

- Pleural effusion

- Renal colic

- Hepatic colic or cholecystitis

- Subcutaneous abscess or cyst

- Fracture of long bones

- Intra-uterine pregnancy or extra-uterine pregnancy or miscarriage

- Phlebitis The principal hypothesis is that there are fewer complementary exams in the group of doctors using ultrasound scanners.

The secondary hypotheses are:

- There is better patient orientation (emergency care, specialist consultation, return home) in the group of doctors using the ultrasound scanners.

- The global cost of the care is lower in the group of doctors using the ultrasound.

- Using ultrasound during the consultation decreases the anxiety of the patient.

- Using ultrasound increases the duration of the consultation.

- There is no difference between the predicted and the real orientation of the patients.

Study Design




Ultrasound scan


Not yet recruiting


Hospices Civils de Lyon

Results (where available)

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