Enemas Before Elective Cesarean Section

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00391599
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 24, 2006
Results First Posted : April 4, 2016
Last Update Posted : April 4, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Samuel Lurie, Wolfson Medical Center

Brief Summary:
Enemas are not anymore used routinely before vaginal deliveries.The intention of this study is to elucidate whether there is a benefit in routine use of enema before cesarean section.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Complications After Cesarean Section Procedure: enema Phase 2

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 130 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Are Enemas Given Before Elective Cesarean Section Useful?
Study Start Date : January 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2011

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MedlinePlus related topics: Cesarean Section

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Study Group
a fleet enema (250 cc of sodium biphosphate 16 gr and sodium phosphate 6 gr per 100 cc) the night before cesarean section
Procedure: enema
Active Comparator: Control Group
no preoperative intestinal preparation.
Procedure: enema

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of Participants With Bowel Sounds [ Time Frame: On postoperative day 1 ]
    bowel sounds: present

  2. Number of Participants With Gas Passage [ Time Frame: On postoperative day 1 ]
    gas passage: present

  3. Number of Participants Had Spontaneous Feces [ Time Frame: On postoperative day 1 ]
    occurrence of spontaneous feces

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Cesarean Section, Elective

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00391599

Sponsors and Collaborators
Wolfson Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Samuel Lurie, MD Edith Wolfson Medical Center

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Samuel Lurie, Porfessor, Wolfson Medical Center Identifier: NCT00391599     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: OS-SL-002
First Posted: October 24, 2006    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: April 4, 2016
Last Update Posted: April 4, 2016
Last Verified: January 2016

Keywords provided by Samuel Lurie, Wolfson Medical Center:
Cesarean Section,