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A Trial on Ultrasound-assisted Spinal Anaesthesia

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01699373
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 3, 2012
Results First Posted : April 9, 2013
Last Update Posted : April 9, 2013
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Changi General Hospital

Brief Summary:
A randomised controlled trial comparing the use of pre-procedural ultrasound scanning with manual palpation to identify landmarks for performance of spinal anaesthesia.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Spinal Anaesthesia Ultrasound Procedure: Ultrasound scan Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 170 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomised Controlled Trial on Ultrasound-assisted Spinal Anaesthesia
Study Start Date : April 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2012

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Ultrasound-assisted
Pre-procedural ultrasound scan performed
Procedure: Ultrasound scan
Pre-procedural ultrasound scan was performed
No Intervention: Manual Palpation



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Success Rate of First-attempt of Spinal Anaesthesia [ Time Frame: During procedure ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Time Taken to Perform Spinal Anaesthesia [ Time Frame: During procedure ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • ASA I to III
  • undergoing surgery amenable to spinal anaesthesia

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient refusal
  • contraindications to regional anaesthesia
  • known allergy to local anaesthetics
  • bleeding diathesis
  • inability to provide informed consent

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01699373


Locations
Singapore
Changi General Hospital
Singapore, Singapore, 529889
Sponsors and Collaborators
Changi General Hospital

Responsible Party: Changi General Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01699373     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UGSA/2010
First Posted: October 3, 2012    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: April 9, 2013
Last Update Posted: April 9, 2013
Last Verified: February 2013