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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00489463
Recruitment Status :
First Posted : June 21, 2007
Last Update Posted : June 21, 2007
Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre
Federal University of Health Science of Porto Alegre
Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior.
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of the LNG-IUS and TCU 380A users on the sub-endometrial vascularization and the uterine artery blood flow using power Doppler analysis and ultrasonography pulsed color Doppler during the precise mid-luteal phase.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 40 Years (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Regularly menstruating women (menstrual cycle varying between 24-35 days);
Normal serum TSH, FSH and prolactin levels (as measured on day-3) and with less than 40 years. Contraceptive pills or any kind of hormonal medication had not been taken for (at least) 3 months prior to the study and any intrauterine device had necessarily been removed at least 3 months earlier. Patients were allowed to not use non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) within 24 h prior to any examination.
Pregnancy, acute or chronic pelvic inflammatory disease, menorrhagia for unknown reason, copper allergy, cervicitis, dysplasia in the cervix or genital tumor. All patients underwent a gynecological examination and had a Papanicolaou smear taken during the previous 12 months.