Continuous Labor Epidural Catheter for Tubal Ligation Study
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00898443|
Recruitment Status : Terminated
First Posted : May 12, 2009
Results First Posted : August 7, 2012
Last Update Posted : August 7, 2012
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Tubal Ligation Bilateral Tubal Ligation||Other: Epidural anesthetic Other: Spinal anesthetic||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||18 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Double (Participant, Investigator)|
|Primary Purpose:||Supportive Care|
|Official Title:||Success Rate, Efficiency, and Predictors of Reactivation of a Continuous Labor Epidural Catheter for Postpartum Tubal Ligation|
|Study Start Date :||October 2008|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||August 2010|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||August 2010|
Spinal Anesthetic Group
This group will receive spinal anesthetic for the surgical procedure and will serve as the control group for this study.
Other: Spinal anesthetic
This group was assigned to receive spinal anesthetic for postpartum tubal ligation.
Experimental: Epidural Anesthetic Group
This is the experimental group for this study.
Other: Epidural anesthetic
Use of the existing continuous labor epidural for surgical anesthetic for postpartum tubal ligation
- Success Rate of Reactivation of Existing Continuous Labor Epidural Catheter for Postpartum Tubal Ligation [ Time Frame: at the time of surgery ]Rate of reactivation of the epidural catheter for postpartum tubal ligation in the group that was randomized to the epidural anesthetic group. (Need for additional supplemental analgesics and sedatives or the need to convert to general anesthesia.)
- Impact of Anesthesia Type on OR (Operating Room) Efficiency [ Time Frame: minutes until surgery start ]The time minutes)from initiation of anesthesia to surgery start.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00898443
|United States, Alabama|
|University of Alabama at Birmingham|
|Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35249|
|Principal Investigator:||Marsha L. Wakefield, MD||UAB Department of Anesthesiology|