Last updated on February 2018

Infrared Thermography for Assessment of Caudal Block in Children

Brief description of study

Regional analgesia via caudal neuraxial blockade provides pain relief for pediatric patients following urological and lower extremity procedures. The injection of local anesthetic into the caudal epidural space causes a sensory loss. This sympathetic blockade in turn causes a vasodilation, or increased blood flow, to the lower extremities.

The purpose of this study is to determine whether the FLIR ONE thermographic camera, a smartphone attachment which utilizes an application ("app") to measure the temperature at a site on an image of the lower extremity, will be able to differentiate between caudal, non-caudal, and failed caudal images.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT02907957

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John Hajduk

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital
Chicago, IL United States
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