Early Oral Intake Following Cesarean Surgery

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 1, 2006
Last Update Posted : September 7, 2006
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Tehran University of Medical Sciences

Brief Summary:
In this study we are trying to compare the safety and financial benefit of starting the realimentation early versus conventional oral intake following the Cesarean surgery in Iran.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Obstetrics Surgery Procedure: Oral Intake following admittance to the postpartum ward Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
Cesarean delivery is announced to constitute 50% of deliveries in the Capital and 39% of all the deliveries nationwide, which is far beyond the acceptable international normal range, according to the official site of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education of the Islamic Republic of Iran []. This high rate of elective cesarean deliveries might be due to several reasons which are far beyond the scope of this study. Here we tried to see whether the reduction in the time of hospitalization for these patients is safe at the expense of earlier oral realimentation and to see whether this strategy increases the patients' satisfaction or not.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Early Oral Intake Following Elective Cesarean Surgery in Iranian Women; the Economic Burdens and Patient Satisfaction
Study Start Date : April 2003
Study Completion Date : February 2004

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Tolerance of Oral Intake

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 35 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

Women who had elective cesarean deliveries under regional anesthesia

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Receiving general anesthesia, magnesium sulfate or insulin.
  2. Coming across an intraoperative bowel injury.
  3. Having any medical or gastrointestinal problem that prohibits early feeding

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00370708

Iran, Islamic Republic of
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Arash Hospital
Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic of, 19986
Sponsors and Collaborators
Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Principal Investigator: Afsaneh Tehranian, Assist Pro Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Arash Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran/Iran Identifier: NCT00370708     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1383FK
First Posted: September 1, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 7, 2006
Last Verified: April 2004

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