Summary

for people ages 10-80 (full criteria)
at San Francisco, California and other locations
study started
estimated completion

Description

Summary

A multicenter, international prospectively collected patient cohort undergoing high-risk spinal cord level surgery or spinal osteotomy procedures will be enrolled to establish the incidence of intraoperative alerts in high-risk spinal cord cases, and explore factors associated with mitigating injury. Baseline, intraoperative, and postoperative characteristics, including demographics, radiological features, lower extremity motor score (LEMS), procedure, anesthetic agents used, and baseline blood pressure will be recorded for either adult patients or pediatric patients.

Official Title

SDIM: Spinal Deformity Intraoperative Monitoring. Understanding and Managing Intraoperative Neuromonitoring Changes During Spinal Deformity Surgery: a Prospective Observational Study

Details

A multicenter, international prospectively collected patient cohort undergoing high-risk spinal cord level surgery or spinal osteotomy procedures will be enrolled to establish the incidence of intraoperative alerts in high-risk spinal cord cases, and explore factors associated with mitigating injury. Baseline, intraoperative, and postoperative characteristics, including demographics, radiological features, lower extremity motor score (LEMS), procedure, anesthetic agents used, and baseline blood pressure will be recorded for either adult patients or pediatric patients.

If a major change occurs in the intraoperative neuromonitoring, defined as a loss of amplitude greater than 50% in the MEP or SSEP from baseline or sustained EMG activity, a separate form (Appendix 3, Intraoperative Alert Form) will be completed in real-time by the neuromonitoring technician outlining the timing of the alert, blood pressure at the time, surgical events at the time of the change, intraoperative maneuvers performed to address the change, and resultant outcome of these maneuvers to address the neuromonitoring change. For each alert occurring during the procedure, a separate form will be completed.

Once the patient is awake from anesthesia, the treating surgeon will perform a neurological examination to identify details about the deficit including sidedness, LEMS, sensory deficit, injury to the nerve root, incomplete spinal cord (ie anterior cord, posterior cord, central cord, Brown-Sequard), complete spinal cord injury, conus or cauda equina deficit. The examination is repeated on the day of discharge from hospital, or at day 30, whichever comes first and documented in the corresponding form.

The objective of this study is to identify the incidence of intraoperative alerts in high-risk spinal cord cases, correlate significant neuromonitoring changes to intraoperative events, and identify maneuvers that will restore the neuromonitoring changes to baseline. The information provided by this study will educate spinal surgeons to recognize a spinal cord at risk and to perform intraoperative maneuvers that will decrease the incidence of neurological injuries.

Keywords

Spinal DeformityCongenital AbnormalitiesDocument intraoperative ManeuversIntraoperative Maneuvers

Eligibility

You can join if…

Open to people ages 10-80

  • Age >10 years to <80 years
  • Neurologically intact spinal cord (with or without radiculopathy)
  • Undergoing primary or revision procedure in the spine
  • Anterior and/or posterior surgical approach for any of the following:
  • Correction of spinal deformity with a major Cobb angle of ≥ 80° in the coronal or sagittal plane
  • Correction of high grade spondylolisthesis (Grades 3- 5)
  • Posterior column or 3-column osteotomy
  • Requiring multimodal neuromonitoring with EMG, SSEP, and MEP as per standard of care
  • Informed consent obtained for patients i.e.:
  • Ability to understand the content of the patient information
  • Willingness and ability to participate in the clinical investigation according to the Clinical Investigation Plan (CIP)
  • Signed and dated EC/IRB approved written informed consent OR
  • Written consent obtained according to defined and IRB/EC approved procedures for patients who are not able to provide independent written informed consent

You CAN'T join if...

• Neurodegenerative disease

  • Upper motor neuron lesion
  • Growing rods or growth guidance procedures
  • Tether or staple procedures
  • Stand-alone cervical deformity correction procedures
  • Any not medically managed severe systemic disease
  • Recent history of substance abuse (ie recreational drugs, alcohol) that would preclude reliable assessment
  • Pregnancy or women planning to conceive within the study period
  • Prisoner
  • Participation in any other medical device or medicinal product study that could influence the results of the present study

Locations

  • UC San Franciisco not yet accepting patients
    San FranciscoCalifornia94143United States
  • University of Minnesota not yet accepting patients
    MinneapolisMinnesota55454United States

Details

Status
not yet accepting patients
Start Date
Completion Date
(estimated)
Sponsor
AOSpine International
ID
NCT03880292
Study Type
Interventional
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