The Use of Ultrasound to Measure Depth of Thoracic Epidural Space
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01172730|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 30, 2010
Last Update Posted : April 11, 2013
The purpose of the study is to evaluate the use of ultrasound scanning of the thoracic spine to define the point of insertion and the depth of the epidural space compared to the blind technique.
The study hypothesis is the use of Ultrasound will improve the success rate of epidural placement and may also decrease the rate of complications.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Post Operative Trauma Acute Pain||Device: Ultrasound scanning|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||29 participants|
|Official Title:||Use of Ultrasound to Measure Depth of Thoracic Epidural Space Compared With Blind Technique|
|Study Start Date :||May 2010|
|Primary Completion Date :||April 2013|
Device: Ultrasound scanning
Ultrasound scanning is used to define needle insertion point and depth of epidural space.
Other Name: LogicE GE portable ultrasound machine
- The success rate of epidural catheter to control pain [ Time Frame: post operative day # 1 ]
- The complication rate from epidural catheter placement. [ Time Frame: Immediate complications 24 hrs after ]
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01172730
|United States, Massachusetts|
|UMass Memorial Medical Center|
|Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, 01655|
|Principal Investigator:||Issam Khayata, MD||University of Massachusetts, Worcester|