Post-Cesarean Wound Drainage is Not Necessary in Women at Increased Risk of Hemorrhage

This study has been terminated.
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University of Zurich Identifier:
First received: September 4, 2008
Last updated: October 23, 2008
Last verified: September 2008

Randomized controlled trial assessing the benefit of cesarean wound drainage in pregnant women at increased risk of hemorrhage. The pregnant women at increased risk of hemorrhage were randomised in two groups. In one group 2 wound drainages were placed during the cesarean section, in the other group none. Outcome measures were difference between preoperative and postoperative hemoglobin, postoperative fever, cumulative opiate dose adjusted to body weight, length of stay and operation time. It is postulated that the pregnant women with increased risk of hemorrhage do not profit from the routine placement of wound drainages.

  • Trial with surgical intervention

Condition Intervention Phase
Procedure: Placement of drainages
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by University of Zurich:

Study Start Date: October 1999
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2004

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion criteria:

  • All pregnant women with increased risk of hemorrhage carrying singleton pregnancies, who had to undergo cesarean section.

Exclusion criteria:

  • Twin-pregnancies
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00779727

Zurich, Switzerland
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Zurich
Study Director: 01 Studienregister MasterAdmins UniversitaetsSpital Zuerich
  More Information

No publications provided Identifier: NCT00779727     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 05/99
Study First Received: September 4, 2008
Last Updated: October 23, 2008
Health Authority: Switzerland: Ethikkommission

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Pathologic Processes processed this record on December 01, 2015