ECHO CT Intervention for Acute Disease

Phase-Based Estimates
1
Effectiveness
1
Safety
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
ECHO CT Intervention - Other
Eligibility
65+
All Sexes
Eligible conditions
Acute Disease

Study Summary

This study is evaluating whether a healthcare videoconferencing program can improve clinical outcomes while reducing cost and resource utilization when expanded to a community hospital setting.

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Treatment Effectiveness

Study Objectives

This trial is evaluating whether ECHO CT Intervention will improve 1 primary outcome and 3 secondary outcomes in patients with Acute Disease. Measurement will happen over the course of 30-Days.

30 Days
Incidence of Adverse Clinical Conditions
30-Days
30-Day Readmission Rates
30-days
Health Care Cost
up to 90 days
Health Care Utilization

Trial Safety

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Control
ECHO CT Intervention

This trial requires 800 total participants across 2 different treatment groups

This trial involves 2 different treatments. ECHO CT Intervention is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.

ECHO CT Intervention
Other
Weekly video conference between hospitalist at Beth Israel and skilled nursing facilities.
ControlNo treatment in the control group

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: up to 90 days
This trial has the following approximate timeline: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and roughly up to 90 days for reporting.

Who is running the study

Principal Investigator
L. L.
Prof. Lewis Lipsitz, Professor of Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Closest Location

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - Boston, MA

Eligibility Criteria

This trial is for patients born any sex aged 65 and older. There are 4 eligibility criteria to participate in this trial as listed below.

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
SNF receives approximately the middle third of referral volume (approx. 20-100 referrals/ average 40 per year)
SNF not so highly engaged with acute hospital that their patients are less likely to benefit from the intervention.
SNF affiliated with BIDMC Boston or BIDMC Needham
Facility

Patient Q&A Section

Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

What causes acute disease?

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Acute disease can have many causes, ranging from genetic conditions, infectious diseases, and even lifestyle factors. In most cases, the underlying cause can be identified either at the time of diagnosis or during the course of the clinical problem. The presence of an identifiable cause is associated with improved prognosis.

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How many people get acute disease a year in the United States?

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The number of people with acute disease can be found from national surveys and from the medical school case-finding program. The first step is to ascertain how many individuals have arthritis.

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What are common treatments for acute disease?

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Acute schizophrenia is usually treated with antipsychotic drug monotherapy or in conjunction with antipsychotic and antiparkinsonian drugs. Treatment is highly dependent on the severity and symptomatology of the illness and is aimed at treating symptoms including psychosis and cognitive deficits.

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Can acute disease be cured?

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This is the first study to show a sustained benefit for patients with acute disease receiving DFPT when compared with an active surveillance cohort. The treatment-to-control ratio of 6.2 identifies this cohort as an effective initial treatment option for a subset of patients. This is a valuable contribution towards the development of an effective treatment strategy.

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What are the signs of acute disease?

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Signs have not been shown to be sensitive and specific enough to diagnose acute disease. The following signs or symptoms have been shown to frequently accompany acute disease and can be used as additional points of diagnostic suspicion: fever, fever of unknown origin, and malaise. Fever of unknown origin is thought by many physicians to be the most common presentation of acute disease. However, this study showed that the two most common presentations were headaches and myalgias. In this second study, only headache was not associated with illness. Fever was also seen by the two studies to be more common in women than in men. The presentation of many other symptoms varied widely based on many factors from disease type to age, ethnicity, and education.

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What is acute disease?

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Acute disease is an illness or injury that is typically caused by an acute infection, injury, or as a complication of a tumor or some other disease.

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Does echo ct intervention improve quality of life for those with acute disease?

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The EQ-5D provides a valid and reliable outcome measure for use in evaluating QoL in patients with AH. In a recent study, findings of this study suggest that echo CT has the potential to improve functional outcomes and QoL in the short- and long-term for patients with AH.

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What is the latest research for acute disease?

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The majority of the articles we reviewed were published in English or German journals between 2008 and 2014, and included only women. We were unable to locate any studies on the effects of menopause for women with MS, and no studies on the effects of oral or topical BMs. Only 1 of 15 studies found on this topic used women with MS. Although a greater number of studies of these issues would be helpful, we are confident that more relevant studies are available. Overall, however, these data still do not provide enough evidence for conclusions about oral treatment.

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What does echo ct intervention usually treat?

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Data from a recent study demonstrate that a relatively small number of echo CT scans are required to meet clinical endpoints and that the majority of these cases are due to an underlying cardiovascular condition, with an infrequent rate of PE.

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How does echo ct intervention work?

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Echo CT is a promising way to quantify tissue edema because it generates information that can be processed directly into the clinic. Results from a recent clinical trial may be used to guide and assess treatment. Although there were no statistical differences in echo CT indices after one week, the echo CT study has proven the feasibility of echo CT, which has the potential to change echo CT in an easy and safe fashion.

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What is echo ct intervention?

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The echo ct device is extremely valuable in improving symptom assessments and reducing the need for more invasive and costly procedures such as ERCP or MRCP.

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Who should consider clinical trials for acute disease?

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Patients with acute disease in the clinic were more likely to want information from a clinical trial to make decisions about treatment choices. This highlights the importance of empowering patients and helping them to access available treatment options. Physicians may, therefore, consider offering enrollment in a trial to patients with acute disease.

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