Prophylactic Ceftizoxime (Cefizox) for Elective Cesarean Delivery

This study has been completed.
Ministry of Health, Sudan
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ishag Adam, University of Khartoum Identifier:
First received: May 2, 2011
Last updated: January 16, 2013
Last verified: January 2013
Ceftizoxime (Cefizox) will reduce post Cesarean delivery febrile morbidity.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: ceftizoxime
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Prophylactic Ceftizoxime (Cefizox) for Elective Cesarean Delivery in Soba Hospital Sudan

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • reducing post Cesarean section febrile morbidity [ Time Frame: 4 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    reducing infection rate

Enrollment: 220
Study Start Date: May 2011
Study Completion Date: August 2011
Primary Completion Date: August 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: ceftizoxime (cefizox) injection
ceftizoxime (cefizox) as single dose of 1 g at the interval of 30-60 minutes before the incision
Drug: ceftizoxime
ceftizoxime (cefizox) injection either after clamping the cord
Other Name: cefizox


Ages Eligible for Study:   14 Years to 45 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Elective Cesarean section

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Diabetes severe anaemia allergy
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01347593

Soba Hospital
Khartoum, Sudan, 249
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Khartoum
Ministry of Health, Sudan
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Responsible Party: Ishag Adam, Professor, University of Khartoum Identifier: NCT01347593     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ceftizoxime cesarean
Study First Received: May 2, 2011
Last Updated: January 16, 2013
Health Authority: Federal Ministry of health, Sudan:

Keywords provided by University of Khartoum:
post caesarean febrile morbidity

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
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