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Summary

In this research study we want to learn more about using non-invasive tools as a way to predict whether or not a child under general anesthesia will require and respond to fluid administration. It is important for an anesthesiologist to know if a child would respond to fluid administration so that they can provide the optimal intervention for low blood pressure and avoid unnecessary treatment.

Conditions

Anesthesia, Intravenous Fluid, Blood Pressure

Recruitment Status

Recruiting

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

0 to < 18 years old
Undergoing surgery at Boston Children's Hospital under general anesthesia
mechanically ventilated with an endotracheal tube
Monitored with an indwelling radial arterial catheter as part of the anesthetic plan for the scheduled surgical procedure

Exclusion Criteria:

Prematurity
Low birth weight
Congenital heart disease
Left or right ventricular dysfunction
Cardiac arrhythmia
Pulmonary hypertension
Preoperative parenchymal or interstitial lung disease
Intracranial hypertension
Poor transthoracic acoustic window
Obesity
Allergy to ultrasound transmission gel
Need for single lung ventilation
Systemic hypertension on antihypertensive medications

Intervention

Intervention Type

Intervention Name

Other

Lung Recruitment Maneuver

Other

Fluid Administration

Gender

All

Minimum Age

N/A

Maximum Age

17 Years

Download Date

October 5, 2021

Principal Investigator

Viviane Nasr

Primary Contact Information

Viviane Nasr, MD

617-355-6225

viviane.nasr@childrens.harvard.edu

For more information on this trial, visit clinicaltrials.gov.

Contact

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