Comparison of Tissue Retractors During Cesarean Delivery in Obese Women
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00358592
Verified May 2013 by Thomas Jefferson University. Recruitment status was: Recruiting
This is a randomized controlled trial comparing the use of the Mobius™ retractor to the use of traditional metal retraction instruments in non-urgent cesarean deliveries of obese women. The Mobius™ retractor was designed for abdominal surgery to improve visualization of the surgical field through standard surgical incisions and is now a standard instrument used for cesarean deliveries at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. We hypothesize that the use of the Mobius™ retractor during cesarean deliveries in obese women decreases operative time, blood loss, number of transfusions, infectious morbidity, incision length, and intra- / post-operative antiemetic and pain medication use, while increasing surgeon satisfaction.
Condition or disease
Device: Mobius™ retractorDevice: traditional metal retraction instruments
The Mobius™ retractor has been used in many obese cesarean deliveries based on the theory that it provides superior visualization. There have been no clinical trials to determine if this "added" exposure offers any measurable significant benefits to justify the added cost. This study will determine if the Mobius™ retractor does provide a measurable difference in outcomes, compared to the traditional retraction instruments.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
15 Years and older (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
pregnant women undergoing non-urgent cesarean delivery
women undergoing urgent cesarean delivery
women undergoing vaginal delivery
positive urine drug screen or known history of methadone maintenance or substance abuse