The Relationship of Abdominal Circumference and Trunk Length With the Level of Spinal Anesthesia in Obstetric Patients

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
National Taiwan University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00748176
First received: September 1, 2008
Last updated: December 14, 2009
Last verified: December 2009
  Purpose

The body shape might have influence on the spinal level. In this research we plan to investigate the relationship of abdominal circumference, trunk length and the level of spinal anesthesia in obstetric patients during Cesarean section.


Condition Intervention
Obstetrics for C/S
Procedure: spinal anesthesia

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The Relationship of Abdominal Circumference and Trunk Length With the Level of Spinal Anesthesia in Obstetric Patients

Further study details as provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:

Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: July 2008
Study Completion Date: October 2009
Primary Completion Date: October 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
A Procedure: spinal anesthesia
spinal anesthesia with bupivacaine

Detailed Description:

The level of spinal anesthesia in obstetric patients had been investigated in several studies. Increased cephalad spread of local anesthetics had been demonstrated with increased intra-abdominal pressure, changes in anteroposterior spinal curves and lumbar lordosis. Theoretically the body shape might have contribution to the above factors and might have influence on the spinal level. In this research we plan to investigate the relationship of abdominal circumference, trunk length and the level of spinal anesthesia in obstetric patients during Cesarean section. Only those C/S patients indicated and scheduled for spinal anesthesia will be observed. The spinal anesthesia will be performed as routine practice. This study will not change the clinical plan in any aspect. We will only passively record the abdominal circumference, trunk length and the level of spinal anesthesia and calculate the correlation between them.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 45 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Obstetric patients for C/S

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Obstetric patients for C/S

Exclusion Criteria:

  • With major systemic diseases
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Locations
Taiwan
National Taiwan University Hospital
Taipei, Taiwan
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Hui-Hsun Huang Department of anesthesiology, National Taiwan University Hospital
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Hui-Hsun Huang, Visiting Staff, Department of Anesthesiology, National Taiwan University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00748176     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 200805027R
Study First Received: September 1, 2008
Last Updated: December 14, 2009
Health Authority: Taiwan: Department of Health

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Anesthetics
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmacologic Actions
Central Nervous System Agents
Therapeutic Uses

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