Inhaled Nitrous Oxide and Labor Analgesia
Hypothesis: The administration of nitrous oxide for labor analgesia will decrease the labor epidural anesthesia rate by 15%.
Specific Aim: To determine if nitrous oxide can be an effective alternative technique for the provision of labor analgesia at Magee-Womens Hospital.
|Study Design:||Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Inhaled Nitrous Oxide and Labor Analgesia|
- Decreased labor pain [ Time Frame: Throughout labor, nitrous oxide will be administered during contractions. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Reduce the need for epidural anesthesia in labor and delivery. Throughout labor, nitrous oxide will be administered during contractions.
|Study Start Date:||February 2012|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||February 2016|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||February 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Nitrous Oxide
Parturients who request labor analgesia will be offered inhaled nitrous oxide for labor analgesia.
Drug: Inhaled nitrous oxide
Administration of nitrous oxide for labor analgesia
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01738672
|United States, Pennsylvania|
|Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15213|
|Principal Investigator:||Manuel Vallejo, DMD MD||Magee-Womens Hospital|