Sevoflurane as an Anesthetic During Dilation and Evacuation Procedures

2014-07-23 21:11:08 | BioPortfolio


Sevoflurane is an FDA-approved anesthetic drug commonly used for anesthesia during second trimester abortion procedures. It has a few advantages, including ease of use by the anesthesia provider. However, the literature suggests that when used in doses higher than those used at OHSU and Lovejoy, it is associated with an increase in the risk of bleeding. The investigators study aims to test whether the lower dose used at OHSU and Lovejoy during second trimester abortion procedures causes any difference in blood loss, when compared to similar abortion procedures for which this drug is not used.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Supportive Care


Abortion, Induced


Sevoflurane, No Sevoflurane


Oregon Health and Sciences University
United States




Oregon Health and Science University

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:11:08-0400

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