Fluid Management in the Post-Anesthetic Care Unit (PACU) at Sourasky Medical Center

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified October 2009 by Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center.
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00995228
First received: October 14, 2009
Last updated: NA
Last verified: October 2009
History: No changes posted
  Purpose

Peri-operative fluid therapy is a controversial area with few randomized trials to guide practice. Fluid management has a significant influence on outcome following surgery. Yet practically, fluid prescription practice during this period is sub-optimal, resulting in avoidable iatrogenic complications.

Several studies have assessed the effect of a 'liberal' vs. a 'restrictive' perioperative fluid regimen on post-operative outcome. However, most of these studies have focused primarily on intra-operative fluid management, whereas postoperative strategies have been less well defined, even though the immediate postoperative period is of critical importance to the patient's recovery. Moreover, whereas intra-operative fluid administration is monitored by the anesthesiologist, postoperatively it is less supervised and may result in excess or lack of intravenous (IV) fluids. Therefore, fluid management audit at the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) is of paramount importance for patient healthcare. The objective of this study is to follow and report the current practice of fluid administration in the PACU of Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, for an extended period of time as a first step towards establishing evidence-based guidelines for postoperative fluid management.


Condition
Pulmonary Edema
Acute Lung Injury
Hypertension
Renal Failure

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The Practice of Fluid Management in the Post-anesthetic Care Unit (PACU) in Patients Undergoing Elective Surgery: an Observational Study

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Further study details as provided by Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center:

Estimated Enrollment: 1000
Study Start Date: March 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date: October 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

patients from both sexes >18 y/o, undergoing elective general or orthopedic surgery

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Men and women > 18 years old
  • ASA I-III
  • Undergoing elective general or orthopedic surgery

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Emergency procedures
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00995228

Locations
Israel
Tel Aviv Sourasky medical center
Tel Aviv, Israel, 64239
Sponsors and Collaborators
Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
Investigators
Study Chair: Idit Matot, MD Department of Anesthesia and intensive care, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Yifat Klein, PhD Department of Anesthesia and intensive care, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Prof Idit Matot, director Anesthesiology and intensive care unit, Tel Aviv sourasky medical center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00995228     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: TASMC-09-IM-0501-CTIL
Study First Received: October 14, 2009
Last Updated: October 14, 2009
Health Authority: Israel: Ministry of Health

Keywords provided by Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center:
overhydration
fluid restriction
post-anesthesia care unit

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hypertension
Lung Injury
Acute Lung Injury
Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Adult
Renal Insufficiency
Pulmonary Edema
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Thoracic Injuries
Wounds and Injuries
Respiration Disorders
Kidney Diseases
Urologic Diseases
Anesthetics
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmacologic Actions
Central Nervous System Agents
Therapeutic Uses

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