Oxidative Stress in OR Personnel

Nationwide Children's Hospital logo

Nationwide Children's Hospital

Status

Withdrawn

Conditions

Oxidative Stress

Treatments

Other: Exposure to nitrous oxide or other volatile anesthetics

Study type

Observational

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT02654834
IRB14-00098

Details and patient eligibility

About

The purpose of this study is investigate to the effect(s) of chronic occupational exposure to N20 and volatile anesthetics on the extent of oxidative stress (DNA damage and the generation of the biochemical markers) in operating room staff, with different levels of exposure to halogenated hydrocarbons, in comparison to unexposed controls (Intensive Care Staff), and to determine the relationship between the degree of oxidative stress and psychological stress, as assessed by validated psychometric measures.

Full description

This is a single blinded randomized, controlled and prospective clinical trial comparing oxidative stress status in two groups. Subjects in two groups will be matched for gender, age, smoking habit and employment duration and will be randomized into one of the two groups of: Pediatric OR Staff, and control (e.g; ICU staff) Biomarkers of oxidative stress will be measured in two different time points in each subject, (Monday Morning and, Friday afternoon of that same week->40 hours in Operating room or Intensive Care Unit). The relationship between oxidative stress and psychological stress will also be assessed by validated psychometric measures.

Sex

All

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  1. CHOR-Staff who work > 40 hours per week in the operating rooms (Anesthesiologists, CRNA, Surgeons, Nurses)
  2. NOR- Intensive Care Unit Staff who work > 40 hours per week in Intensive care unit (Physicians, Nurses, APN'S)

Exclusion criteria

Staff with the following history will be excluded:

  1. Therapeutic exposure to radiation
  2. On chemotherapeutic agents
  3. History of General Anesthesia during the past two years

Trial design

0 participants in 2 patient groups

Pediatric Operating Room (OR) Staff
Description:
OR Staff exposed to nitrous oxide, and other volatile anesthetics
Treatment:
Other: Exposure to nitrous oxide or other volatile anesthetics
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Staff
Description:
ICU Staff unexposed to any volatile anesthetics

Trial contacts and locations

1

Loading...

Data sourced from clinicaltrials.gov

Clinical trials

Find clinical trialsTrials by location
© Copyright 2024 Veeva Systems