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Habitual Abortion Study: Oral Dydrogesterone Treatment During Pregnancy in Women With Recurrent Miscarriage

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: NCT00193674
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 19, 2005
Last Update Posted : August 26, 2011
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Abbott ( Abbott Products )

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this clinical study is to demonstrate the shift from inflammatory cytokines to non-inflammatory cytokines in women suffering from habitual abortion treated with dydrogesterone (Duphaston).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Recurrent Miscarriage Drug: Dydrogesterone Drug: Placebo Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 71 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Oral Dydrogesterone Treatment During the First Trimester of Pregnancy in Women With Recurrent Miscarriage: A Double-Blind, Prospectively Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel Group Trial
Study Start Date : September 2003
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2009

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MedlinePlus related topics: Miscarriage

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1 Drug: Dydrogesterone
20 mg/day, oral

Placebo Comparator: 2 Drug: Placebo

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Cytokine ratio IFN/IL-10 [ Time Frame: 14 weeks treatment after diagnosed pregnancy (week of gestation 4 to 18) ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Exploratory analysis of pregnancy outcome by monitoring biochemical and clinical pregnancy parameters, weekly evaluation of serum progesterone [ Time Frame: First trimester of pregnancy ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 38 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria

  • Women with a history of idiopathic recurrent miscarriage, based on a documented history of at least three spontaneous consecutive miscarriages before 20 weeks gestation with the same partner Exclusion Criteria
  • Any verifiable cause of the recurrent miscarriages apart from luteal phase defect (e.g. systemic lupus erythematosus [SLE], infections with chlamydia or mycoplasma)
  • Any gynecological neoplasias or anatomical abnormalities that oppose pregnancy
  • Concurrent infertility treatment/superovulation protocol

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00193674

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Site Reference ID/Investigator# 61182
Vienna, Austria, 1090
Site Reference ID/Investigator# 61183
Poznan, Poland, 60-535
Site Reference ID/Investigator# 61184
Szczecin, Poland, 72-010
Sponsors and Collaborators
Abbott Products
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Study Director: Guenter Krause, MD Abbott Products

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Responsible Party: Abbott Products Identifier: NCT00193674     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: S102.3.116
First Posted: September 19, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 26, 2011
Last Verified: August 2011

Keywords provided by Abbott ( Abbott Products ):
Unexplained recurrent miscarriage

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Abortion, Spontaneous
Abortion, Habitual
Pregnancy Complications
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs