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Point of Care Ultrasound (US) Versus Detailed Radiology US for Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

2014-07-23 21:11:11 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Deep vein thrombosis is a common problem in the intensive care unit and diagnosis is often delayed due to limited availability of a formal duplex ultrasound. Physician performed 2 point compression ultrasonography has been shown to have reasonable accuracy when performed in the emergency department and outpatient setting, but has not been studied on patients in the intensive care unit. We propose an observational study to assess the ability of intensivists to evaluate for deep vein thrombosis using 2 point compression ultrasonography.

Study Design

Time Perspective: Prospective

Conditions

Deep Vein Thrombosis

Location

University of missouri healthcare
Columbia
Missouri
United States
65212

Status

Recruiting

Source

University of Missouri-Columbia

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:11:11-0400

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS of an upper extremity vein (e.g., AXILLARY VEIN; SUBCLAVIAN VEIN; and JUGULAR VEINS). It is associated with mechanical factors (Upper Extremity Deep Vein Thrombosis, Primary) secondary to other anatomic factors (Upper Extremity Deep Vein Thrombosis, Secondary). Symptoms may include sudden onset of pain, warmth, redness, blueness, and swelling in the arm.

A compression of ILIAC VEIN that results in a decreased flow in the vein and in the left LOWER EXTREMITY due to a vascular malformation. It may result in left leg EDEMA, pain, iliofemoral DEEP VENOUS THROMBOSIS and POSTTHROMBOTIC SYNDROME. Compression of the left common ILIAC VEIN by the right common ILIAC ARTERY against the underlying fifth LUMBAR VERTEBRA is the typical underlying malformation.

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