Ultrasound Assessment of Gastric Emptying
Hypothesis: The volume of gastric contents will be the same for a high protein drink versus ice chips as measured by ultrasound at 20 minute intervals for two hours in the laboring parturient.
Specific Aim: To determine the volume of gastric contents at various time intervals (every 20 minutes for 2 hours) in patients with an epidural that are given a high protein drink versus those that are given ice chips, with ultrasound.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Ultrasound Assessment of Gastric Emptying Following the Addition of a High Protein Drink vs Ice Chips During Labor|
- Gastric Emptying [ Time Frame: 2 hours ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Gastric emptying will be measured with ultrasounds every twenty minutes for two hours
|Study Start Date:||May 2012|
|Study Completion Date:||August 2012|
|Primary Completion Date:||August 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Group P: High Protein Drink
Patients receiving the high protein drink with 30 grams of protein in 11 fluid ounces.
Other: Protein Drink
Patients will receive 11 ounces of a protein shake which contains 30 grams of protein
Other Name: Premier Nutrition Protein Shake (TM)
Group C: Ice Chips
The control group consisting patient receiving 11 ounces of ice chips
Other: Ice Chips
11 ounces of ice chips given to the laboring parturient
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|United States, Pennsylvania|
|UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital|
|Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15213|
|Principal Investigator:||Manuel C Vallejo, MD||Physician Services Division (UPP and CMI) / UPP / Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine|