Thromboelastography to Assess Age-Related Coagulation Differences in Patients Undergoing Cesarean Delivery

Not Recruiting

Trial ID: NCT01416454

Purpose

The purpose of the study is to assess potential age-related differences on coagulation profile of patients undergoing Cesarean Section, using thromboelastography (TEG). The investigators will compare coagulation data collected from the study to assess potential differences in coagulation parameters for the following age groups: (i) women less than 35 yrs (ii) women 35 yrs or older.

Official Title

Thromboelastography to Assess Age-Related Coagulation Differences in Patients Undergoing Elective Cesarean Delivery.

Stanford Investigator(s)

Eligibility

Inclusion Criteria:

* All obstetric patients with singleton pregnancies admitted to the labor and delivery unit at LPCH who undergo elective Cesarean delivery with neuraxial anesthesia.
* We will enroll only healthy patients with singleton pregnancies and whose pregnancy is not result of in vitro fertilization.

Exclusion Criteria:

* Patients with underlying coagulation disorders.
* Patients with thrombocytopenia.
* Patients with pregnancy-induced hypertension, pre-eclampsia.
* Patients requiring the following medications prior to surgery: non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, aspirin, anticoagulants.
* Patients requiring non-elective Cesarean delivery.
* Patients with significant obstetric or medical disease.
* No patients \<18 years of age will be recruited.

Not Recruiting

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Alexander J Butwick, MBBS, FRCA
650-736-8513