Epidural Sonoanatomy Between Parturient and Non-Pregnant

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified August 2008 by Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00811707
First received: December 18, 2008
Last updated: NA
Last verified: August 2008
History: No changes posted
  Purpose

The failure in indwelling epidural catheter for a parturient might cause an anesthetic difficulty. Furthermore, no one can predict the accuracy of needle placement prior to skin puncture with any of landmark-based technique. This may result in multiple trying attempts at needle puncture, pain and discomforts of patients and poor patient satisfaction. The aim of this study was to explore the difference of epidural space between parturient and non-pregnant women by assessing ultrasound image.


Condition
Parturients

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: To Compare Epidural Sonoanatomy Between Parturient and Non-Pregnant Young Female in Chinese Population

Further study details as provided by Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital:

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: June 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
1: volunteers
non-pregnant female
2: parturients
parturients was scheduled to receive lumbar epidurals for elective cesaeran delivery labor analgesia

Detailed Description:

We will enroll 30 non-pregnant female volunteers and 30 parturients(ASA I-III) underwent epidural blocks. A low frequency ultrasound (2-5 MHz) with a curved array transducer is used to obtain spinal sonography for each subject. The paramedian axis was used to obtain optimal ultrasound image for spinal sonography. Outcome was evaluated by the diameter and depth of epidural space at three lumbar interspaces. Paired T-test was carried out to evaluate the statistical significance of epidual diameter and depth.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   25 Years to 45 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

from Kaohsiung Medical University Hospiral ward parturients

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • parturients scheduled to receive lumbar epidurals for elective cesaeran delivery labor analgesia

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregancy induced hypertension gestational Diabetes patients who refuse
  Contacts and Locations
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Contacts
Contact: Koung-Shing Chu, Master 886-7-3121101 ext 7035 cks0708@ms.kmuh.org.tw

Locations
Taiwan
Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Hospital Recruiting
Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 807
Contact: Koung-Shing Chu, Master    886-7-3121101 ext 7035    cks0708@ms.kmuh.org.tw   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Koung-Shing Chu, Departmrnt of anesthesiology, Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00811707     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: KMUH-IRB-970112
Study First Received: December 18, 2008
Last Updated: December 18, 2008
Health Authority: Taiwan: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital:
ultrasound image
epidural space

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on August 26, 2014