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Central Venous Saturation (ScvO2) Monitoring in Pediatric Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified April 2009 by University of California, Los Angeles.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
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First received: April 17, 2009
Last updated: NA
Last verified: April 2009
History: No changes posted

Children (ages 0-12) that have heart surgery are often at a high risk of developing complications and have to be continuously monitored. Part of the routine care at UCLA includes using a monitor (continuous central venous oxygen saturation-ScvO2) to measure the amount of oxygen saturation in the tissues (indirectly) during surgery and in the intensive care unit. However, there is not much data on the use and effectiveness of this monitor in comparison to other monitors used for children.

The purpose of this study is to further evaluate the effectiveness of the continuous central venous oxygen saturation (ScvO2) monitor in children and compare it with other monitors during a heart surgery. This is an observational study and the patients will not undergo any research specific procedures in the operating room (OR). The investigators will observe and record de-identified information, such as vital signs (heart rate, blood pressure, etc.), to evaluate the importance of the monitor. This study will also look at the demographics (age, gender, diagnosis, etc.) and treatments (type of surgery) received children undergoing heart surgery to improve quality of care. The investigators will also observe the same parameters in the ICU. The investigators hypothesized that low central venous saturations are associated with worse clinical outcomes.

Congenital Heart Defects
Cardiac Surgery

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Central Venous Saturation (ScvO2) Monitoring in Pediatric Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery

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Further study details as provided by University of California, Los Angeles:

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: January 2007

Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 12 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients scheduled for cardiac surgery

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Pediatric patients (age 0-12 years) scheduled for cardiac surgery and requiring placement of a central venous catheter.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with contraindications for placement of a central venous catheter will be excluded from this study.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00883922

Contact: Jennifer Corniea, MA 310-206-4484
Contact: Aman Mahajan, MD, PhD 310-267-8680

United States, California
UCLA Recruiting
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90095
Contact: Jennifer Corniea, MA    310-206-4484   
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, Los Angeles
  More Information

Responsible Party: Aman Mahajan, MD, PhD / Principal Investigator, UCLA Identifier: NCT00883922     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 06-12-078-03
Study First Received: April 17, 2009
Last Updated: April 17, 2009

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Defects, Congenital
Cardiovascular Abnormalities
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases
Congenital Abnormalities processed this record on May 25, 2017