Postspinal Headache and Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS)


Evaluation of the relationship between postspinal headache and near infrared spectroscopy in cesarean section patients

Full Title of Study: “Evaluation of the Relationship Between Postspinal Headache and Near Infrared Spectroscopy in Cesarean Section Patients”

Study Type

  • Study Type: Observational
  • Study Design
    • Time Perspective: Prospective
  • Study Primary Completion Date: December 30, 2019

Detailed Description

Patients with cesarean section under spinal anesthesia were included in the study. Before the study, patients were moniterized with NIRS device in the preoperative waiting room.NIRS moniterization was continued intraoperatively at 1st, 4th, 7th, 10th, 15th, 30th minutes and 24th postoperative period. Patients were divided into two groups as those with postspinal headache (Group A) and those with postspinal headache (Group B). In this study, NIRS values between two groups were compared.

Clinical Trial Outcome Measures

Primary Measures

  • Near Infrared spectroscopy
    • Time Frame: Up to 20 weeks
    • Tissue oxygenation

Participating in This Clinical Trial

Inclusion Criteria

  • Elective cesarean section Exclusion Criteria:

  • Not willing to participate in the study – Use of anti-psychotic or anti-depressant drugs – Patients with headaches

Gender Eligibility: Female

Minimum Age: 18 Years

Maximum Age: 45 Years

Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted: No

Investigator Details

  • Lead Sponsor
    • Hakan Tapar
  • Provider of Information About this Clinical Study
    • Sponsor-Investigator: Hakan Tapar, Assistant professor – Tokat Gaziosmanpasa University
  • Overall Official(s)
    • Hakan Tapar, Principal Investigator, Gaziosmanpasa University
  • Overall Contact(s)
    • Hakan Tapar, +905056844496,

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