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Obesity Guidelines for Outpatient Surgery

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Vidya Raman, Nationwide Children's Hospital Identifier:
First received: July 30, 2012
Last updated: January 7, 2016
Last verified: January 2016
The investigators are concerned about anesthetizing obese children in outpatient locations in case they need prolonged stay, increased respiratory interventions, or need for post-operative narcotics. The investigators will be using a screening guideline to help us determine the higher risk child based on BMI and co-morbid conditions. The investigators will also be doing a retrospective chart review of 300 patients with BMI 95% and looking at various factors during the operative and post-operative period.

Condition Intervention
Other: BMI

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Have NCH Obesity Guidelines Made an Impact? Differences in Anesthetizing the Obese Child in Outpatient Sites Versus Main OR at NCH.

Further study details as provided by Vidya Raman, Nationwide Children's Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Length of stay [ Time Frame: 1 week ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of subjects with respiratory complications [ Time Frame: 1 week ]

Enrollment: 1327
Study Start Date: July 2012
Study Completion Date: December 2015
Primary Completion Date: December 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
95-99% BMI ASC
Patients having a BMI between 95-99% who are seen in the ambulatory surgery centers.
Other: BMI
Screening guideline to assess body mass index.
95-99% BMI NCH main OR
Patients having a BMI between 95-99% who are seen in the main operating rooms.
Other: BMI
Screening guideline to assess body mass index.
>99% BMI NCH main OR
Patients having a BMI >99% who are seen in the main operating rooms.
Other: BMI
Screening guideline to assess body mass index.


Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Obese patients

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients 95% or over BMI having outpatient surgery.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01655238

United States, Ohio
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Columbus, Ohio, United States, 43205
Sponsors and Collaborators
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Principal Investigator: Vidya Raman, MD Nationwide Children's Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Vidya Raman, Director of Preoperative Assessment Testing, Nationwide Children's Hospital Identifier: NCT01655238     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IRB12-00324
Study First Received: July 30, 2012
Last Updated: January 7, 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Nutrition Disorders
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms processed this record on May 25, 2017