Methemoglobinemia After Liposuction - Diagnostic by Pulse Oximetry and Blood Gas Analysis.
Tumescent local anesthesia is a procedure which is frequently performed for plastic cosmetic surgical procedures such as liposuction. The subcutaneous adipose tissue is infiltrated with large volumes of a solution which also contain local anesthetics. However local anesthetics, can also lead to a marked production of methemoglobin. New generation pulse oximeters are able to measure SpMetHb non-invasivly.
The aim of this study is:
- to investigate multi-wavelength pulse oximetry as a monitoring method for patients at increased risk for methemoglobinemia.
- to illustrate MetHb concentrations over a course of 24 hours after a liposuction employing tumescent anesthesia has been carried out.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Methemoglobinemia After Liposuction Under Tumescent Local Anesthesia - Timecourse and Diagnostics by Pulse Oximetry and Blood Gas Analysis.|
- Correlation between hemoximetric and pulseoximetric measured methemoglobin [ Time Frame: 24 hours ]
- Time course of MetHb concentration following liposuction employing tumescent anesthesia. [ Time Frame: 24 hours ]
|Study Start Date:||August 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2010|
|Primary Completion Date:||May 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
SpMetHb > 8%
hemoximetric MetHb measurements triggered
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