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Charleston, South Carolina 29425


Purpose:

This study is to examine the onset of pain relief with two different methods of labor epidural. The traditional labor epidural involves the placement of numbing and anti-pain medicine in the epidural space which surrounds the spinal cord. In order to take effect, the medication has to cross a layer of tissue called the dura. In the current study, the same medications are placed in the epidural space after the dura is punctured with a fine needle. This research, will help evaluate whether this technique will result in earlier onset of pain relief.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - Pregnant patients in active painful labor - ASA I and II parturients - Women Ages 18+ to 40 - Patients who have labor epidural as part of their labor plan will be recruited Exclusion Criteria: - Patients admitted to the Labor and Delivery Suite who are committed to have a delivery with the current admission but who do not want a labor epidural - Patients with the following: bleeding disorders, infection at the site of epidural placement, generalized sepsis, stenotic heart valve lesions, increased intracranial pressure, patients with hypovolemia, and patient refusal - Parturients with chronic pain syndromes - Patients on MAO inhibitors - Patients with allergies to bupivacaine and fentanyl (and other amide local anesthetics) patients with substance abuse history will be excluded - Non English-speaking patients will be excluded


NCT ID:

NCT02412969


Primary Contact:

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Backup Contact:

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Location Contact:

Charleston, South Carolina 29425
United States



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Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: November 18, 2017

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