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Can the Thoracic Replace the Conventional Radiography for the Diagnosis of Acute Pneumonia in Children? (NCT02781363)

The Thoracic ultrasound is a safer and sensitive technique than conventional radiography because it detects less than 1 cm pneumonic consolidations and minimal pleural effusions. The main objective is to evaluate the efficacy of thoracic ultrasound performed by unskilled personnel in the emergency service prdiatricas to diagnose pneumonia in children.
  • Other: Thoracic ultrasound
    • Other: CXR
      Ages eligible for Study
      3 Months to 14 Years
      Genders eligible for Study
      All
      Accepts Healthy Volunteers
      No
      Inclusion Criteria:
      • fever above 38 degrees
      • tachypnea
      • Difficulty breathing
      • Side tip pain
      • pathological auscultation
      Exclusion Criteria:
      • < 3 months> 14 years
      • Background of Prematurity
      • Rewalizados imaging studies in the last 7 days
      • Any chronic respiratory process
      • congenital heart diseases
      • hemodynamic instability
      • Diagnosis of pneumonia in the last 3 months
      • Refusal of relatives to participate in the study
      Diagnostic test evaluation.The sample collected sequentially until an exact size . Given the safety of the technique, which involves no risk to patient management and the possibility of generating a type II error by premature study discontinuation , we have no plans to make any interim analyzes .

      1 locations

      Spain (1)
      • Hospital UNiversitari General de Catalunya
        recruiting
        Sant Cugat del Vallès, Catalonia, Spain, 08195
      Status:
      unknown
      Type:
      Interventional
      Phase:
      -
      Start:
      31 December, 2015
      Updated:
      22 May, 2016
      Participants:
      45
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