Sweeping the Membranes, Cervical Length and Duration of Labor
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01309308|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 7, 2011
Results First Posted : October 3, 2011
Last Update Posted : October 7, 2011
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Disorder of Amniotic Cavity and/or Membrane||Procedure: sweeping the membranes Other: No sweeping group||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||150 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Triple (Participant, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||The Impact of Sweeping the Membranes on Cervical Length and Labor: A Randomized Clinical Trial|
|Study Start Date :||February 2011|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||March 2011|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||March 2011|
Experimental: The membranes swept group
This group will have a sweeping of the membranes after the 38th of gestation at hospital, in order to reduce the latency period until labor. Sweeping of the membranes is done by the insertion of examiners finger between the decidua and fetal membranes and by the circular movement of the finger, the membranes are detached from the decidua.
Procedure: sweeping the membranes
The cervical length will be measured and the patient will be examined to determine the Bishop score. Later the the membranes will be swept.
Sham Comparator: No sweeping group
This group will not have sweeping of the membranes, will only have vaginal ultrasound
Other: No sweeping group
Cervical length will be measured by transvaginal USG and the patient will be examined to determine the Bishop score.
- Cervical Shortening [ Time Frame: 2days ]Cervix 1 was measured at the sagittal plane of cervix from external to the internal os. Two days later cervix 2 was measured the same way. The cervical shortening was calculated from subtracting cervix 1 from cervix 2.
- The Duration of Latency Until Labor [ Time Frame: 15 days ]The period (in days) from the last cervical measurement to the start of second phase of labor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01309308
|Baskent Universitesi Seyhan Arastirma ve Uygulama Hastanesi|
|Adana, Turkey, 01110|
|Principal Investigator:||Huriye A Parlakgumus, MD||Baskent University|