Study to Detect Hypotensive Episodes During Spinal Anesthesia for Cesarean Section Using a Noninvasive Continuous Device

This study has been completed.
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University of Schleswig-Holstein Identifier:
First received: July 6, 2010
Last updated: July 8, 2010
Last verified: July 2010

Hypotension after spinal anesthesia for Cesarean section occurs in up to 90% usually under five minutes after local anesthetics administration. These changes are poorly depicted by oscillometric measurements. The investigators hypothesized, that a continuous noninvasive device detects more hypotensive periods with lower blood pressures.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Hypotensive Episodes During Cesarean Section Detected by a Continuous Non-invasive Arterial Pressure Measurement Device Are Missed by the Oscillometric Blood Pressure Measurement

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Further study details as provided by University of Schleswig-Holstein:

Study Start Date: June 2009
Study Completion Date: June 2010
Primary Completion Date: June 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Women scheduled for elective Cesarean section under spinal anesthesia


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 45 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

elective Cesarean section under spinal anesthesia


Inclusion Criteria:

  • ASA physical status I or II
  • week of pregnancy >36

Exclusion Criteria:

  • emergency cases
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No publications provided Identifier: NCT01157520     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CNAP_Sectio
Study First Received: July 6, 2010
Last Updated: July 8, 2010
Health Authority: Germany: Ethics Commission

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiovascular Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Antihypertensive Agents
Cardiovascular Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
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