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Muscle Pressure in the Flank Position

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00395980
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 6, 2006
Last Update Posted : December 12, 2008
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University of California, Irvine

Brief Summary:
Using healthy volunteers, participants will lay on an operating room table in various positions employed during kidney surgery. Using a pressure sensor mat, we hope to determine which areas of the body are subject to higher pressures. Using padding devices (foam, gel, water mattress)which are currently used in the operating room will be employed and measurements will be taken to determine which padding material and configurations is optimal to reduce the pressure to those body parts at risk for excessive pressure subject during laparoscopic surgery.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Tissue Breakdown Device: surgical table pressure mat Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 20 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Muscle Pressure in the Flank Position
Study Start Date : October 2006
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2007

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects with musculoskeletal disabilities

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00395980

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United States, California
University of California, Irvine Medical Center
Orange, California, United States, 92868
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, Irvine
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Principal Investigator: Leslie A. Deane, MD University of California, Irvine

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Responsible Party: Leslie Deane, MD, University of California, Irvine Identifier: NCT00395980     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2006-5106
First Posted: November 6, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 12, 2008
Last Verified: December 2008