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  • Spinal Morphine vs. Hydromorphone for Pain Control After Cesarean Delivery Rochester, MN

    Intrathecal (IT) opioids are commonly administered with local anesthetic during spinal anesthesia for post-Cesarean delivery analgesia. Traditionally, IT morphine has been used but the use of IT hydromorphone is growing. Our group recently found the effective dose for postoperative analgesia in 90% patients (ED90) for both IT hydromorphone and IT morphine (IRB # 13-008490). These doses that we found were 75 mcg for hydromorphone and 150 mcg for morphine. Our current proposed study would compare the duration of analgesia of IT morphine vs IT hydromorphone after elective cesarean delivery. Additionally, we will compare each drug on the incidence of nausea ...

  • Preoperative Oral Carbohydrate Drink for Elective Cesarean Delivery and the Effect on Insulin Sensitivity Rochester, MN

    Preoperative fasting and surgery can cause metabolic stress and insulin resistance. Oral carbohydrate loading has been shown to attenuate the development of insulin resistance in the non-pregnant population undergoing many different types of surgery. Pregnant women have an increase in insulin resistance and therefore may further benefit from a preoperative carbohydrate load prior to cesarean delivery. Although woman in the UK receive a carbohydrate drink prior to elective cesarean delivery, the metabolic effects of these drinks on the mother and neonate have not been evaluated.

  • Intrathecal Opioids for Pain Control after Cesarean Delivery: Determining the Optimal Dose Rochester, MN

    Both hydromorphone and morphine are administered as part of spinal anesthesia to help improve pain control after cesarean delivery. In this study, the investigators are going to determine the doses of each of those medicines that provides optimal pain control to women undergoing cesarean delivery while limiting side effects related to those medicines. The investigators hypothesize that the doses of hydromorphone and morphine that provide optimal pain control without significant side effects will be 100 micrograms and 150 micrograms, respectively. The investigators further hypothesize that at each respective optimal dose, side effects will be less in the hydromorphone group.

  • Opportunistic Salpingectomy for Permanent Sterilization at the Time of Cesarean Delivery Rochester, MN

    The purpose of this study is to compare the safety of performing a bilateral tubal ligation vs. bilateral salpingectomy, two procedures performed for permanent sterilization, at the time of cesarean delivery. We want to determine if performing bilateral salpingectomy at the time of cesarean delivery poses any greater risk for blood loss, as compared to a bilateral tubal ligation.

  • A Study of Human Placenta as a Model for Microsurgical Aneurysm Clipping Rochester, MN

    The purpose of this study is to obtain human placentas from obstetric patients giving birth at Mayo Clinic. We then plan to produce model aneurysms within the placentas using a validated methodology. Model placentas will then be used for training purposes in a microsurgical lab available to all neurosurgical residents.


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