Randomized Trial Comparing Misoprostol and Foley Bulb for Pregnancy Termination in the Second Trimester

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Florida
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: May 10, 2006
Last updated: March 1, 2012
Last verified: March 2012
The purpose of this study is to compare two methods of pregnancy termination on the time to delivery in the second trimester.

Condition Intervention Phase
Pregnancy Trimester, Second
Induced Abortion
Device: Foley bulb
Drug: misoprostol
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Randomized Trial Comparing Misoprostol and Foley Bulb for Pregnancy Termination in the Second Trimester

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Further study details as provided by University of Florida:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Time to vaginal delivery

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Rate of chorioamnionitis
  • Rate of maternal fever
  • Rate of postpartum hemorrhage

Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: February 2005
Study Completion Date: April 2007
Primary Completion Date: April 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Misoprostol Drug
This is the misoprostol drug.
Drug: misoprostol
Experimental: The Foley Bulb
This is the experimental portion to test the Foley Bulb.
Device: Foley bulb

Detailed Description:
Medical termination in the second trimester is performed for many indications. Successful termination is dependant on ripening of the cervix prior to labor induction. Multiple methods of cervical ripening and labor induction have been used for pregnancy termination in the second trimester. These two methods have different mechanisms of action. This study seeks to evaluate the effectiveness of these two methods.

Ages Eligible for Study:   14 Years to 45 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • indication for pregnancy termination, gestational age from 13-27 weeks

Exclusion Criteria:

  • multiple gestation, previous uterine surgery, rupture of membranes, latex allergy
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00324519

United States, Florida
Shands Hospital at the University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida, United States, 32610
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Florida
Principal Investigator: Keri A Baacke, MD University of Florida
  More Information

Responsible Party: University of Florida
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00324519     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 12-2005 
Study First Received: May 10, 2006
Last Updated: March 1, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by University of Florida:
second trimester
pregnancy termination
foley bulb

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Abortifacient Agents
Abortifacient Agents, Nonsteroidal
Anti-Ulcer Agents
Gastrointestinal Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Reproductive Control Agents

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