Anesthetic Efficacy of Intrauterine Lidocaine for Removal of a "Lost" Intrauterine Device

This study has been completed.
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Suleyman Demirel University Identifier:
First received: March 29, 2006
Last updated: October 17, 2008
Last verified: September 2005

Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of intrauterine lidocaine instillation in reducing patient discomfort during the removal of a "lost" intrauterine device (IUD).

Methods: This double-blinded, randomized, placebo-controlled trial included 68 women who underwent removal procedure for a "lost" IUD. Thirty-four women were allocated to the lidocaine group and 34 to the saline group. The main outcome measure was the intensity of pain during, immediately after, and 20 minutes after the procedure, assessed by a visual analog scale. Statistical analysis was performed using Friedman's test with Bonferroni correction, Student's t test, and 2.

Condition Intervention Phase
"Lost" IUD
Drug: Lidocaine (drug)
Phase 1

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

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Genders Eligible for Study:   Female

Inclusion Criteria:

patients undergoing a minor gynecologic procedure for removal of a "lost" IUD.

Exclusion Criteria:

women with a history of cervical stenosis, known allergy to lidocaine, pregnancy, acute cervicitis

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00308841

Süleyman Demirel University, School of Medicine
Isparta, Turkey, 32100
Sponsors and Collaborators
Suleyman Demirel University
Principal Investigator: Mehmet Güney, M.D SDU
  More Information

Publications: Identifier: NCT00308841     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: B.30.2.SDÜ. 
Study First Received: March 29, 2006
Last Updated: October 17, 2008
Health Authority: Turkey: Ministry of Health

Keywords provided by Suleyman Demirel University:
Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of intrauterine lidocaine instillation in reducing patient discomfort during the removal of a "lost" IUD

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Anesthetics, Local
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents
Cardiovascular Agents
Central Nervous System Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Membrane Transport Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sensory System Agents
Sodium Channel Blockers
Therapeutic Uses
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