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Caustic Registry


The purpose of the project is to compare the ability of a CT scan to evaluate the extent of caustic-induced injury in comparison to endoscopy. The primary objective is to determine whether CT scan has similar positive and negative predictive ability as endoscopy to determine the need for emergent surgery and the ability to be managed conservatively. We are interested in looking at the de-identified data of patients who undergo both an endoscopic procedure and a CT examination as a part of their routine evaluation following a caustic ingestion.

Authorship Criteria For Those Submitting Cases

Your participation in the study is instrumental. Caustic ingestion is a relatively rare event. Only collectively, we may generate a significant number of cases to perform an adequate statistical analysis to reach a clinically meaningful conclusion. Centers that contribute at least two completed data forms will have the opportunity to add one author per every two patients.  Any center that completes one data form will be listed in the acknowledgements.  Thus, if a center submits 4-5 complete data forms, they can pick two authors.  If they submit 2-3 complete data forms, they will have one author.  If they submit one, they will be listed in the acknowledgement section. If feasible, the authorship will include the statement "on behalf of the ToxIC investigators."

Each listed author is expected to make a 1) substantial contribution to conception and design, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; 2) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and 3) final approval of the version to be published.

Principal Investigator Contact Information

Zhanna Livshits, MD 


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