Hysteroscopy and Misoprostol Project

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 15, 2006
Last Update Posted : August 7, 2007
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Ullevaal University Hospital

Brief Summary:
To investigate if self-inserted vaginal misoprostol prior to outpatient hysteroscopy will lead to satisfactory cervical ripening, compared to placebo.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Uterine Hemorrhage Drug: misoprostol and cervical ripening Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 86 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Self-Administered Vaginal Misoprostol at Home for Cervical Ripening Prior to Outpatient Hysteroscopy: a Randomised Placebo-Controlled Trial.
Study Start Date : September 2006
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2007

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MedlinePlus related topics: Vaginal Bleeding
Drug Information available for: Misoprostol

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The primary outcome: mean pre-operative baseline cervical dilatation 6.4 mm in misoprostol group and 4.8 mm in placebo group in premenopausal women. Misoprostol was not effective for cervical ripening in postmenopausal women, compared to placebo. [ Time Frame: 24 hours ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. The 60% of premenopausal women achieved satisfactory cervical priming (cervical dilatation ≥ 5 mm) preoperatively, compared to 40% in the placebo group. [ Time Frame: 24 hours ]
  2. 32 % of premenopausal women who received placebo were judged "difficult to dilate", compared to 12% of premenopausal women who received misoprostol. 42% of postmenopausal women were judged to be "difficult to dilate". [ Time Frame: 24 hours ]
  3. Frequency of complications: 11%. [ Time Frame: 14 days ]
  4. Acceptability of self-administration of vaginal capsules at home: 83% of premenopausal and 76% of postmenopausal found this to be an acceptable treatment. [ Time Frame: 24 hours ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 73 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All patients who are referred to outpatient hysteroscopy, and who have given informed consent, will be eligible for study recruitment.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Women who are unable to communicate in Norwegian
  • Women with a known allergy to misoprostol

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00363389

Gynaecological Department, Ullevål University Hospital
Oslo, Norway, N-0407
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ullevaal University Hospital
Study Chair: Britt-Ingjerd Nesheim, MD PhD Ullevål University Hospital, Oslo, Norway Identifier: NCT00363389     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2006-001201-28
First Posted: August 15, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 7, 2007
Last Verified: April 2007

Keywords provided by Ullevaal University Hospital:
Uterine hemorrhage
Uterine cervix

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Uterine Hemorrhage
Pathologic Processes
Uterine Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female
Abortifacient Agents, Nonsteroidal
Abortifacient Agents
Reproductive Control Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Ulcer Agents
Gastrointestinal Agents