The Use of Cervical Length to Reduce Hospital Stay in Women Admitted Because of Preterm Labor.
Procedure: Cervical length ultrasound
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
- Length of hospital stay
- Gestational age at delivery
- Rate of hospital stay below 3 days
- Interval admission-to-delivery < 7 days
- Rate of preterm delivery before 37 weeks
- Rate of preterm delivery before 34 weeks
|Study Start Date:||January 2002|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||April 2005|
Eligible women who agreed to participate in the study were randomized by means of a central randomization office into two groups:
CONTROL group: cervical length was measured but the result was blinded to the physician in charge and women was managed according to the standard protocol.
STUDY group: cervical length was measured and the result was reported to the physician in charge. If cervical length was of 25 mm or more, discharge in 12-24 h was recommended. If cervical length was less than 25 mm, decision on discharge was made following clinical criteria.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00432250
|Hospital Clínic of Barcelona|
|Sabino de Arana 1, Barcelona, Spain, 08028|
|Principal Investigator:||Montse Palacio||Hospital Clinic of Barcelona|
|Principal Investigator:||Vicenç Cararach||Hospital Clínic of Barcelona|