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Obesity Guidelines for Outpatient Surgery

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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 Nationwide Children's Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Length of stay [ Time Frame: 1 week ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of subjects with respiratory complications [ Time Frame: 1 week ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

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
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
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
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Nutrition Disorders
Body Weight
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