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A digital network for long-distance echocardiographic image and data transmission in clinical trials: the CEDIM (Carnitina, Ecocardiografia Digitalizzata, Infarto Miocardico) study experience.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8311965     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A special computer network has been specifically designed and realized to connect 36 Italian cardiological institutions to a central core laboratory. This network, which has been created to run the CEDIM Multicenter Trial (effects of L-carnitine on left ventricular function in patients with myocardial infarction assessed by digital echocardiography), enables automatic verification, via computer, 24 hours a day, of patient eligibility criteria, randomization, transmission, and filing of real-time left ventricular echocardiographic examinations. All the investigators participating in the CEDIM trial underwent several training courses as well as dummy run procedures to achieve optimal performance of all the operational procedures required for the network to function smoothly and correctly. This paper describes the aims of this special network, its technical characteristics, and the investigator training and dummy run procedures.
Authors:
S Iliceto; G D'Ambrosio; D Scrutinio; V Marangelli; L Boni; P Rizzon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography     Volume:  6     ISSN:  0894-7317     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Publication Date:    1993 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-03-21     Completed Date:  1994-03-21     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8801388     Medline TA:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  583-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, University of Bari, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Clinical Trials as Topic*
Computer Communication Networks* / organization & administration
Echocardiography*
Humans
Italy
Multicenter Studies as Topic*

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