Diagnostic Study of Temporal Arteritis

Brief Title

Diagnostic Study of Temporal Arteritis

Official Title

Diagnostic Tools in Temporal Arteritis - Towards the Development of a Diagnostic Algorithm

Brief Summary

      Despite a large and growing body of knowledge concerning the diagnosis of temporal arteritis,
      this potentially crippling disease still requires pathological diagnosis in practically every
      case. It seems likely that a correctly estimated clinical probability could help in
      evaluating imaging results in a way that might safely obviate temporal biopsy in a large
      segment of suspect cases.

      With this aim in view, we intend to identify useful clinical items and integrate them in an
      appropriate diagnostic pathway.
    



Study Type

Observational


Primary Outcome

Percent decrease in future biopsy use.

Secondary Outcome

 No secondary outcome.

Condition

Temporal Arteritis



Publications

* Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by National Clinical Trials Identifier (NCT ID) in Medline.

Recruitment Information



Estimated Enrollment

100

Start Date

July 2010

Completion Date

July 2012

Primary Completion Date

March 2012

Eligibility Criteria

        Inclusion Criteria:

          -  Patients suspected of temporal arteritis and referred by their physicians to biopsy of
             a temporal artery.

        Exclusion Criteria:

          -  Pregnancy; age > 80 or < 18; unable to answer study questions
      

Gender

All

Ages

18 Years - 80 Years

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

No

Contacts

Israel SA Heller, MD, +97236973375/6, [email protected]



Administrative Informations


NCT ID

NCT01130857

Organization ID

0123-09-TLV



Study Sponsor

Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center


Study Sponsor

Israel SA Heller, MD, Principal Investigator, Tel Aviv Medical Center, Tel Aviv, ISRAEL


Verification Date

January 2010