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N-Acetyl Cysteine After Cervical Cerclage (NAC-CC)

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00787813
First Posted: November 10, 2008
Last Update Posted: November 20, 2008
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Information provided by:
Assiut University
  Purpose
The aim of the study is to evaluate the effect of N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) on pregnancy outcome in women undergoing cervical cerclage for cervical insufficiency.

Condition Intervention
Cervical Cerclage Drug: N-Acetyl Cysteine Drug: Placebo

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Effect of Oral N-Acetyl Cysteine on Pregnancy Outcome After Cervical Cerclage: a Randomized Controlled Trial

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Further study details as provided by Assiut University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Gestational age at delivery [ Time Frame: 3-6 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Take home babies, neonatal morbidity [ Time Frame: 3-6 months ]

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: June 2008
Study Completion Date: November 2008
Primary Completion Date: October 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: 1
N-Acetyl Cysteine
Drug: N-Acetyl Cysteine
oral daily dose of 0.6 g of N-acetyl cysteine in effervescent form
Other Name: placebo
Placebo Comparator: 2
placebo
Drug: Placebo

Detailed Description:
A randomized controlled clinical trial to be carried out in a university-affiliated tertiary center.Participating women will be randomized into two groups: Group A will be given an oral daily dose of 0.6 g of NAC in effervescent form; group B, serving as controls, will not receive NAC.The two groups will then be compared according to pregnancy outcome.
  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • women with history suggestive of cervical insufficiency together with ultrasound findings suggestive of cervical insufficiency undergoing elective cervical cerclage between the 11th and 12th gestational week.
  • singelton viable fetus

Exclusion Criteria:

  • women tested positive for bacterial vaginosis
  • women currently with threatened abortion (vaginal bleeding or uterinecramps)
  • age older than 35 years or younger than 20 years
  • unwillingness to participate
  • irregular and/or uncertain menstrual dates
  • rupture of membranes
  • previous cesarean delivery
  • possible risks for preterm birth in the current or previous pregnancy such as twin pregnancy, IUFD, malpresentation, known fetal anomaly, progesterone or heparin treatment during the current pregnancy, hypertension, and/or seizure disorders.
  • women with contra indications for cervical cerclage or anesthesia.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00787813


Locations
Egypt
Women's Health Center
Assiut, Egypt, 71516
Sponsors and Collaborators
Assiut University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: AHMED M NASR, MD Women's Health Center, Assiut University, EGYPT
  More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: Prof. Ezat Hamed Sayed, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00787813     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NAC after cerclage
First Submitted: November 7, 2008
First Posted: November 10, 2008
Last Update Posted: November 20, 2008
Last Verified: November 2008

Keywords provided by Assiut University:
N-acetyl cysteine (NAC)
Cervical cerclage
cervical cerclage for cervical insufficiency

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Acetylcysteine
N-monoacetylcystine
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Expectorants
Respiratory System Agents
Free Radical Scavengers
Antioxidants
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Protective Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antidotes