Real-time Ultrasound Guided Labor Epidural Placement

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
(We are unable to find a clip used to stabilize the epidural needle on the ultrasound probe to allow adequate epidural catheter placement.)
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Information provided by:
University of Pittsburgh
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00811304
First received: December 16, 2008
Last updated: February 1, 2013
Last verified: February 2013

December 16, 2008
February 1, 2013
January 2009
February 2010   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Failed epidural placement rate [ Time Frame: From admission untill delivery ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
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The incidence of post dural puncture headache. [ Time Frame: From insertion of epidural to 48 hours ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
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Real-time Ultrasound Guided Labor Epidural Placement
Real-time Ultrasound Guided Labor Epidural Placement

Specific Aim: The purpose of this study is to determine if labor epidural placement using real-time (concurrent) ultrasound guided placement is superior to the conventional "standard" epidural technique without the use of ultrasound at Magee-Womens Hospital.

Hypothesis: Ultrasound guided labor epidural placement in real-time will decrease the traditional epidural failure rate from 5% to 1%.

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Observational
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
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Non-Probability Sample

All pregnant women in labor.

Epidural Anesthesia
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US group
All patients admitted to the labor and delivery suite who request an epidural for labor analgesia.
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Withdrawn
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February 2010
February 2010   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All pregnant women of childbearing age (including children aged 14 years and above) who request epidural analgesia at Magee-Womens Hospital will be eligible to participate in the study.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Men will not be included.
Female
14 Years and older
Yes
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
 
NCT00811304
PRO08090016
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Manuel C. Vallejo, MD / Associate Professor/University Faculty Member, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
University of Pittsburgh
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Principal Investigator: Manuel C Vallejo, MD Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
University of Pittsburgh
February 2013

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