Intracutaneous Sterile Water InjectionsLast updated on July 2021
- Recruitment Status
- Estimated Enrollment
- Labor Pain
- Not Applicable
- Allocation: RandomizedIntervention Model: Parallel AssignmentMasking: Double (Participant, Investigator)Primary Purpose: Treatment
- Between 18 years and 60 years
- Only males
Since it is assumed that the neuraxial anesthetic is placed prior to transition to active phase of labor, the patient will receive the intervention when they report breakthrough pain. Prior to administration of the intervention, the adequacy of the existing neuraxial anesthetic will be verified as b...
Since it is assumed that the neuraxial anesthetic is placed prior to transition to active phase of labor, the patient will receive the intervention when they report breakthrough pain. Prior to administration of the intervention, the adequacy of the existing neuraxial anesthetic will be verified as bilateral decreased discrimination to cold from T8 to the sacrum. Four tuberculin syringes, each containing 0.1 mL of the assigned solution labeled "study drug" will be prepared. Patients allocated to the study group will receive sterile water, and those allocated to the control group will receive sterile normal saline solution. The area to be injected will be prepared with chlorhexidine wipes to ensure sterility. In the sitting position, study subjects will receive a total of 0.4 mL of "study drug" via four injections: bilateral injections at the posterior superior iliac spine on and bilateral injections at 1 cm medial and 1-2 cm inferior to the first point. Patients will be asked to rate their overall labor pain using a 0-100 mm visual analog scale (VAS) for pain prior to study drug administration and every 30 minutes until commencement of pushing. They will also be asked to specifically rate low back pain with the VAS. Analgesia administration data from the time of study drug injection, including maintenance epidural solution volume, time of first patient controlled epidural analgesia (PCEA) bolus request, number of PCEA bolus requests and delivered doses, total PCEA bupivacaine dose, time to first request for manual rebolus, number of manual bolus doses, manual bolus bupivacaine dose, total bupivacaine dose and total fentanyl dose. Additional recorded data will include maternal age, height, weight, cervical dilation at initiation of neuraxial analgesia and at study drug administration, duration of labor (initiation of analgesia to delivery), maximum oxytocin infusion rate during labor, and mode of delivery. A "total labor pain score" will be assessed approximately 60 minute after delivery, as well as satisfaction with labor analgesia using a 100-mm VAS.
- NCT #
- Not Provided
- Principal Investigator: Cynthia Wong, MD Northwestern University