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Comparison of Absorbable Sutures in Perineal Laceration Repair

This study has been terminated.
(Study recruitment very slow.)
Information provided by:
Medtronic - MITG Identifier:
First received: September 13, 2005
Last updated: October 24, 2012
Last verified: October 2012
The purpose of this study is to determine the difference in pain scales between absorbable suture types for second-degree perineal laceration repair.

Condition Intervention Phase
Perineal Laceration Repair Device: Absorbable Sutures Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by Medtronic - MITG:

Study Start Date: January 2004
Study Completion Date: November 2005
Primary Completion Date: November 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Able to sign informed consent
  • Vaginal laceration that requires sutures but does not involve the anal sphincter (third-degree tear) or rectal mucosa (fourth-degree tear)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Inability to speak and understand English or Spanish
  • Previous diagnosis of vulvodynia, dyspareunia, or other chronic vulvar pain syndrome
  • Extensive perineal warts or vulvar varicosities
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00223119

United States, Connecticut
US Surgical
Norwalk, Connecticut, United States, 06856
Sponsors and Collaborators
Medtronic - MITG
Study Director: Donna Doran Medtronic - MITG
  More Information Identifier: NCT00223119     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SYN03001
Study First Received: September 13, 2005
Last Updated: October 24, 2012

Keywords provided by Medtronic - MITG:
perineal trauma
perineal laceration
persistent perineal pain

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Wounds and Injuries processed this record on September 19, 2017