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Incidence of Respiratory Depression in Cesarean Section

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: NCT01181843
Recruitment Status : Terminated (departmental financial support withdrawn)
First Posted : August 13, 2010
Last Update Posted : November 8, 2017
Forsyth Medical Center
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Wake Forest University Health Sciences ( Wake Forest University )

Brief Summary:
This study is designed to determine the incidence and severity of respiratory depression in elective cesarean section patients who have received a spinal or epidural narcotic called duramorph for management of postoperative pain. A monitoring device called a capnograph as well as a device called a pulse oximeter is placed on the patient once in the recovery room after delivery. The capnograph monitors the carbon dioxide level that the patient breathes out as well as their respiratory rate. The pulse oximeter is a device that is taped on the patient's finger and measures their oxygen saturation level. The monitoring is maintained for 18-24 hours after surgery.

Condition or disease
Respiratory Depression Postoperative Pain

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 100 participants
Observational Model: Other
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: A Prospective, Observational, Double-blind (Black-Box) Study Evaluating Incidence, Severity and Predictive Factors of Respiratory Depression During Postoperative Neuraxial Opioid Analgesia in Obstetric Patients After Cesarean Delivery Using Current Standard Intermittent Postoperative Monitoring Compared to Continuous Pulse Oximetry / Capnography
Study Start Date : July 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2014

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MedlinePlus related topics: Cesarean Section

Cesearean sections receiving duramorph

Primary Outcome Measures :

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 55 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
subjects having an elective cesearean section and having as their anesthetic either a spinal or epidural and receiving duramorph

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Are female >= 18 years of age and <=55 years of age with ASA class I-III
  • Schedule for cesarean surgery
  • Are willing and able to sign informed consent form for this study
  • Are willing and able to follow the instruction in this study protocol

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Have known contraindication/allergy to neuraxial anesthesia or morphine.
  • Have an ASA class > III
  • Age > 55 years

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01181843

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United States, North Carolina
Forsyth Medical Center-Dept of OB Anesthesia
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States, 27103
Sponsors and Collaborators
Wake Forest University
Forsyth Medical Center
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Principal Investigator: Peter Pan, MD Wake Forest University Health Sciences
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Responsible Party: Wake Forest University Identifier: NCT01181843    
Other Study ID Numbers: FMC IRB 2010.200
First Posted: August 13, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 8, 2017
Last Verified: February 2017
Keywords provided by Wake Forest University Health Sciences ( Wake Forest University ):
postoperative pain management
respiratory depression
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Respiratory Insufficiency
Pain, Postoperative
Depressive Disorder
Behavioral Symptoms
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders
Postoperative Complications
Pathologic Processes
Neurologic Manifestations
Respiration Disorders
Respiratory Tract Diseases