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The purpose

The classical method for spinal anesthesia relies on the use of bony landmarks to identify the level and point of entry of the spinal needle. Over the years, in experienced hands, this method consistently proved to be successful and safe. The introduction of ultrasound to guide neuraxial anaesthesia into clinical practice was relatively slow compared to peripheral nerve blocks or central venous catheterization. This could be due to the technical difficulties posed by the bony structures surrounding the spinal cord and its dura that blocks the path of the ultrasound beam. Many anesthetists are reluctant to change their conventional landmark technique, particularly with most studies showing no change in the success rate between ultrasound guided and the landmark techniques. Several studies however showed that the ultrasound guided approach reduces the number of attempts to achieve a successful block and reduces the procedure time particularly in obese patients and those with technical difficulties. In this study the investigators are trying to answer the following question : Is there any advantage in using ultrasound to guide spinal anaesthesia in non obese obstetric patients with easily palpable bony landmarks?

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  • Procedure: Ultrasound guided spinal anesthesia

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT01440400. The sponsor of the trial is Corniche Hospital and it is looking for 150 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
The Use of Ultrasound to Guide Spinal Anesthesia in Obstetrics. Is There an Advantage Over Landmark Technique in Non-obese Patients?