Efficacy and Safety of Electric Stimulation-guided Epidural Anesthesia for Cesarean Section
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03443466|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified February 2018 by Sang Sik Choi, Korea University Guro Hospital.
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
First Posted : February 23, 2018
Last Update Posted : February 23, 2018
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Epidural Anesthesia||Device: Epidural electrical stimulation (EES) Device: Loss of resistance (LOR)||Not Applicable|
Investigators will place epidural catheter in the epidural space using loss of resistance technique, and will confirm correct placement of the epidural catheter using electric stimulation.
Epidural catheter placement, electric stimulation, and confirmation of response is followed:
Patients will be placed in the left lateral decubitus position. The site will be aseptically prepared and 1% lidocaine will be infiltrated to the skin. An 18-gauge Tuohy needle will be inserted midline of L4/5 interspinous space.
For the LOR group, after identification of the epidural space, the Tuohy needle will be stopped, and a 20-gauge epidural catheter will be advanced through the Touhy needle.
The same process will be followed for the EES group. In addition, the epidural space will be confirmed by epidural electric stimulation using a 20-gauge epidural catheter (RegionalStimTm, Sewoon Medical Co., Ltd, Seoul, Korea, 800 mm) with a conductive guidewire (conductive guidewire, Nitinol, 1100 mm).
After confirming there is no reverse flow of cerebrospinal fluid or blood with aspiration, 3 mL of 1% lidocaine, with 15 mcg of epinephrine (1:200000), will be injected through the epidural catheter as test dose. If there is no response to the test dose, patients will be moved to the operating room. In operating room, 20 mL of 2% lidocaine, 2 mL of bicarbonate (total volume 22 mL) will be administered in divided doses.
Blood pressure (BP), heart rate (HR), oxygen saturation (SpO2), and neurologic assessment findings will be monitored.
Pain relief in cesarean section is assessed in the visual analogue scale (VAS) score. A 10 point VAS, where 0 is no pain and 10 is unbearable pain, is used to assess pain during labor. The scale is assessed after epidural anesthesia. Differences in the VAS we used to assess the efficacy of the epidural anesthesia in decreasing labor pain. Comparison of the change in VAS between groups is used to compare pain control of the two methods. The success of epidural anesthesia is defined by sensory block, without motor block, and a decrease in pain score after adequate dosing of epidural medication. Failure of epidural anesthesia is defined in several ways. Objective outcome include conversion to general anesthesia, conversion to any different form of anesthesia, or pain during surgery.
Patient satisfaction will be evaluated by a postpartum interview. Satisfaction is graded between a score of 1-5, where 1 represent very unsatisfied and 5 represent very satisfied. Patients will indicate a score of 1 to 5.
One- and 5-minute Apgar scores will be compared to assess the effect of epidural electric stimulation on the neonate. Additional time required for epidural electric stimulation will be determined by the difference (in seconds) from LOR to identification of the epidural space through electric stimulation.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||40 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Intervention Model Description:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Masking Description:||No Masking|
|Official Title:||A Comparative Study of Success Rate, Efficacy, Safety Between Electric Stimulation-guided Epidural Catheter Placement and the Loss of Resistance Conventional Method for Cesarean Section|
|Actual Study Start Date :||March 11, 2015|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||March 2019|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||March 2019|
Experimental: Epidural electrical stimulation (EES)
Device: Epidural electrical stimulation (EES)
Using loss of resistance technique and electrical stimulation
Active Comparator: Loss of resistance (LOR)
Device: Loss of resistance (LOR)
Using loss of resistance technique only
- Success rate of epidural anesthesia [ Time Frame: Up to 6 months ]Evaluation parameter : Accuracy comparison between loss of resistance and epidural electrical stimulation
- Maternal satisfaction [ Time Frame: Up to 6 months ]Patient satisfaction will be evaluated by a postpartum interview. Satisfaction was graded by patients from 1 to 5, where 1 represented very unsatisfied and 5 represented very satisfied
- Neonatal Apgar score [ Time Frame: Up to 6 months ]The neonatal apgar scores from 0 to 10 were measured at 1 and 5 minutes to assess the effect of electrical stimulation on the fetus; Scores 7 and above are generally normal, 4 to 6 fairly low, and 3 and below are generally regarded as critically low
- Procedure-related complications [ Time Frame: Up to 6 months ]The number of times dural puncture or intravascular insertion was performed by Tuohy needle of epidural catheter during epidural anesthesia
- Minimum electrical current to elicit a response in the epidural electrical stimulation group [ Time Frame: Up to 6 months ]Minimum current stimulus to confirm that the epidural catheter is located in the epidural space between 0 and 5mA ;mA (frequency, 1 Hz; pulse width, 300 ms)
- Additional time for epidural electrical stimulation [ Time Frame: Up to 6 months ]
- Determined by the difference (in seconds) from loss of resistance(LOR) to identification of the epidural space through electrical stimulation
- Measure : seconds (from observation of LOR to confirmation of the epidural space by electric stimulation)
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03443466
|Contact: Chung Hun Lee, MDemail@example.com|
|Contact: Sang Sik Choi, MD, PhDfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Korea, Republic of|
|Korea University Guro Hospital||Recruiting|
|Seoul, Korea, Republic of, 08308|
|Contact: Seung-hoe Song, MBE 82-2-2626-1635 email@example.com|
|Contact: Ji-young Lee 82-2-2626-2279 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Principal Investigator: Sang Sik Choi, MD, Ph.D.|
|Sub-Investigator: Mi Kyung Lee, MD, Ph.D.|
|Sub-Investigator: Chung Hun Lee, MD|
|Sub-Investigator: Jung Eun Kim, MD|
|Sub-Investigator: Sang Hun Park, MD|
|Principal Investigator:||Sang Sik Choi, MD, PhD||Korea University Guro Hiospital|