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Efficacy of Acupuncture on Induction of Labor

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01052857
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 20, 2010
Last Update Posted : January 20, 2010
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of acupuncture for the induction of labor in pregnant women at the 40 weeks + 4 days of gestation.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Labor Pregnancy Procedure: acupuncture Early Phase 1

Detailed Description:
Women at 40+2-40+4 gestational age were allocated to receive acupuncture twice a week or observation in order to observe the efficacy of acupuncture in labour onset.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 80 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Efficacy of Acupuncture on Induction of Labor
Study Start Date : November 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : January 2009

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MedlinePlus related topics: Acupuncture
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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1
acupuncture daily fo 7 days
Procedure: acupuncture
acupuncture application
No Intervention: 2
observation



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. to evaluate the efficacy of acupuncture administered daily from 40 weeks + 4 days of gestation for induction of labor respect with placebo [ Time Frame: 7 days ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. to evaluate safety of acupuncture [ Time Frame: 7 days ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 40 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Physiological pregnant women at 40 weeks + 4 days of gestation

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Fetal or maternal disease

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Locations
Italy
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Modena, Mo, Italy, 41100
University of Modena and reggio emilia
Modena, Italy, 41100
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Investigators
Principal Investigator: facchinetti Fabio, MD University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Responsible Party: Facchinetti Fabio, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01052857     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: acupuncture
First Posted: January 20, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 20, 2010
Last Verified: December 2007

Keywords provided by University of Modena and Reggio Emilia:
to evaluate acupuncture as possible alternative treatment for induction of labor
Induction
treatment
posterm