Last updated on July 2018

Two Fluid Strategies for Prevention of Post-dural Puncture Headache


Brief description of study

Postdural puncture headache (PDPH) is a common complication after cesarean delivery (CD). The role of peri-operative fluid therapy in prophylaxis against PDPH is unclear. The aim of this work is to compare restrictive versus liberal fluid therapy in prophylaxis against PDPH after CD

Detailed Study Description

In this study, the investigators will compare restrictive fluid therapy and liberal fluid therapy in prophylaxis against postdural puncture headache.

The restrictive group will not receive preoperative fluid loading, and will receive intraoperative crystalloids at rate of 10 mL/Kg/hour followed by postoperative crystalloids at rate of 2 mL/Kg/hour for hours. The Liberal group will receive preoperative fluid loading of 5 mL/Kg, and will receive intraoperative crystalloids at rate of 10 mL/Kg/hour, followed by postoperative crystalloids at rate of 6 mL/Kg/hour.

Both groups will be compared regarding demographic data, total peri-operative fluids, incidence of postdural puncture headache, nausea, vomiting, and intraoperative hemodynamics (heart rate and systolic blood pressure) in addition to neonatal outcomes.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03475784

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