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Postoperative Pain After Medical Abortion Under Local Anesthesia : Comparison of Several Analgesic Regimen

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00188071
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 16, 2005
Last Update Posted : November 1, 2017
Information provided by:
University Hospital, Angers

Brief Summary:
  • To compare postoperative analgesia by paracetamol 1gr or ketoprofen 100 mg or the combination of these two analgesics
  • each treatment beeing allocated by randomization

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Abortion, Induced Drug: paracetamol Drug: ketoprofen Drug: ketoprofen + paracetamol Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
  • 240 pregnant women who undewent a medical abortion by aspiration, under local anesthesia, (day case surgery) were enrolled after informed consent and signed approval
  • according to randomization, they received one hour before medical abortion procedure performed under local anesthesia of the cervix, one of these three diffrente analgesics :

    • paracetamol 1 gr
    • ketoprofen 100 mg
    • the association of both Postprocedure pain was recorded, by nurse, using a visual analog scale (VAS), 7 times before and after the procedure, until the discharge of the patient.
  • if VAS was above 40 on two consecutive measurements a morphine injection was given.
  • the number and total amount of morphine was recorded.
  • satisfaction was recorded within the 3 postoperative day by a telephone inquiry.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 240 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Postoperative Pain After Medical Abortion Under Local Anesthesia : a Prospective and Randomized Trial Comparing Several Analgesic Regimen
Study Start Date : September 2002
Study Completion Date : August 2003

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. postoperative pain rating

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. morphine consumption
  2. patient satisfaction

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • pregnant women
  • medical abortion performed in day case surgery under local anesthesia
  • informed written consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • under 18 year old

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00188071

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Dept of Anesthesia - CHU
Angers, France, 49933
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Angers
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Study Chair: Jean Claude Granry, MD University hospital, Angers, FRANCE
Principal Investigator: Emmanuel Mucci, MD University hospital, Angers, FRANCE
Study Director: Christine Monrigal, MD Dept of Anesthesia, CHU, Angers - France

Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00188071    
Other Study ID Numbers: CP 02-02
First Posted: September 16, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 1, 2017
Last Verified: September 2005

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by University Hospital, Angers:
medical abortion
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Pain, Postoperative
Postoperative Complications
Pathologic Processes
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Antirheumatic Agents
Cyclooxygenase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action