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Epidural Sonoanatomy Between Parturient and Non-Pregnant

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00811707
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified August 2008 by Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : December 19, 2008
Last Update Posted : December 19, 2008
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital

Brief Summary:
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 or disease
Parturients

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.

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 40 participants
Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: To Compare Epidural Sonoanatomy Between Parturient and Non-Pregnant Young Female in Chinese Population
Study Start Date : June 2008
Estimated Primary Completion Date : June 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date : August 2009

Group/Cohort
1: volunteers
non-pregnant female
2: parturients
parturients was scheduled to receive lumbar epidurals for elective cesaeran delivery labor analgesia




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Ages Eligible for Study:   25 Years to 45 Years   (Adult)
Sexes 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

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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

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
First Posted: December 19, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 19, 2008
Last Verified: August 2008

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