Impact of Spontaneous Breathing on Ventilation Distribution in Obese Patients
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01382927
Verified June 2011 by Technische Universität Dresden. Recruitment status was: Recruiting
General anesthesia (GA) and paralysis are factors which facilitate atelectasis formation, especially in obese patients. Spontaneous breathing can reduce the amount of atelectasis. In this study, the investigators are comaparing obese patients undergoing hip arthroplasty in GA versus spinal anesthesia. Distribution of ventilation during and after anesthesia is assessed by eletrical impedance tomography (EIT).
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 85 Years (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Obese Patients aged 18-85, scheduled for elective hip arthroplasty
elective hip arthroplasty in general anesthesia or spinal anesthesia