Real-time Ultrasound Guided Labor Epidural Placement
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00811304|
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (We are unable to find a clip used to stabilize the epidural needle on the ultrasound probe to allow adequate epidural catheter placement.)
First Posted : December 18, 2008
Last Update Posted : February 4, 2013
Specific Aim: The purpose of this study is to determine if labor epidural placement using real-time (concurrent) ultrasound guided placement is superior to the conventional "standard" epidural technique without the use of ultrasound at Magee-Womens Hospital.
Hypothesis: Ultrasound guided labor epidural placement in real-time will decrease the traditional epidural failure rate from 5% to 1%.
|Condition or disease|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||0 participants|
|Official Title:||Real-time Ultrasound Guided Labor Epidural Placement|
|Study Start Date :||January 2009|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||February 2010|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||February 2010|
All patients admitted to the labor and delivery suite who request an epidural for labor analgesia.
- Failed epidural placement rate [ Time Frame: From admission untill delivery ]
- The incidence of post dural puncture headache. [ Time Frame: From insertion of epidural to 48 hours ]
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00811304
|United States, Pennsylvania|
|Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15213|
|Principal Investigator:||Manuel C Vallejo, MD||Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC|