Progesterone and Second Trimester Bleeding

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Recruitment Status : Terminated (Slow recruitment)
First Posted : January 4, 2011
Last Update Posted : June 6, 2018
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Raed Salim, HaEmek Medical Center, Israel

Brief Summary:

Working hypothesis and aims:

To investigate whether progesterone treatment affects the incidence of preterm labor compared to placebo, among women with 2nd trimester bleeding.

The participants will be allocated through randomization to a study or control group. Women in the study group will receive micronized progesterone 200 mg (Utrogestan, company) with an intra-vaginal tablet once daily while the control group will receive placebo. Both women and medical staff will be blinded to group allocation. Treatment will commence on the day of inclusion to the study, but not before 16 weeks and will continue until 36 weeks gestation. Data will be collected after the conclusion of pregnancy regarding the maternal and neonatal outcome.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Antepartum Bleeding Preterm Birth Drug: micronized progesterone 200 mg (Utrogestan) Drug: placebo Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 128 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: The Impact of Progesterone on the Risk of Preterm Birth Among Women With Second Trimester Bleeding. A Double Blind Placebo Controlled Trial
Actual Study Start Date : March 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2017
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2017

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MedlinePlus related topics: Bleeding

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Utrogestan Drug: micronized progesterone 200 mg (Utrogestan)
micronized progesterone 200 mg (Utrogestan, company) as an intra-vaginal tablet once daily

Placebo Comparator: placebo Drug: placebo
placebo 200mg vaginal tablets

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Incidence of spontaneous preterm birth - before 37 weeks. [ Time Frame: 3 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Maternal and fetal outcomes [ Time Frame: 3 years ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Viable pregnancy
  • Gestational age between 13 to 26 weeks
  • Vaginal bleeding from uterine origin
  • Singleton pregnancy
  • Normal clotting tests
  • Hemodynamically stable woman

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Water leak
  • Signs of preterm labor
  • Fetal malformations incompatible with life
  • Uterine malformations and other maternal conditions, i.e. liver disease, breast cancer, active thromboembolic state
  • Past preterm birth

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01269450

Emek medical center
Afula, Israel, 18101
dEP ob/gyn, Hillel Yaffe Medical Center.
Hadera, Israel
Dep. OB/GYN, The Nazareth Hospital, E.M.M.S
Nazareth, Israel
Sponsors and Collaborators
HaEmek Medical Center, Israel
Principal Investigator: RAED SALIM, MD HaEmek medical center affiliated to the Rappaport faculty of medicine, Technion, Haifa, Israel

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Raed Salim, Dr., HaEmek Medical Center, Israel Identifier: NCT01269450     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0023-08-EMC
First Posted: January 4, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 6, 2018
Last Verified: June 2018

Keywords provided by Raed Salim, HaEmek Medical Center, Israel:
second trimester vaginal bleeding
late abortion
preterm birth

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Premature Birth
Obstetric Labor, Premature
Obstetric Labor Complications
Pregnancy Complications
Pathologic Processes
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs