Thromboelastography to Assess Age-Related Coagulation Differences in Patients Undergoing Cesarean Delivery

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The purpose of the study is to assess potential age-related differences on coagulation profile of patients undergoing Cesarean Section, using thromboelastography (TEG). The investigators will compare coagulation data collected from the study to assess potential differences in coagulation parameters for the following age groups: (i) women less than 35 yrs (ii) women 35 yrs or older.

Official Title

Thromboelastography to Assess Age-Related Coagulation Differences in Patients Undergoing Elective Cesarean Delivery.

Eligibility Criteria

Ages Eligible for Study: Older than 18 Years
Sexes Eligible for Study: FEMALE
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: Yes
Inclusion Criteria:
  1. * All obstetric patients with singleton pregnancies admitted to the labor and delivery unit at LPCH who undergo elective Cesarean delivery with neuraxial anesthesia.* We will enroll only healthy patients with singleton pregnancies and whose pregnancy is not result of in vitro fertilization.
Exclusion Criteria:
  1. * Patients with underlying coagulation disorders.* Patients with thrombocytopenia.* Patients with pregnancy-induced hypertension, pre-eclampsia.* Patients requiring the following medications prior to surgery: non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, aspirin, anticoagulants.* Patients requiring non-elective Cesarean delivery.* Patients with significant obstetric or medical disease.* No patients \<18 years of age will be recruited.


Alex Butwick

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Alexander J Butwick, MBBS, FRCA