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Balloon Catheters in Cases of Abnormal Placentation (Accreta)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 14, 2011
Last Update Posted : June 16, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Raed Salim, HaEmek Medical Center, Israel

Brief Summary:
Placenta accreta is a relatively rare event, in which the placenta is abnormally implanted into the uterine myometrium. The most significant complication is intense bleeding, mainly during labor. The most important risk factors are previous cesarean delivery, placenta previa, and advanced maternal age. Cesarean hysterectomy is the recommended management. During the recent years, inserting intravascular balloon catheter for occlusion and/or arterial embolization, was introduced as an adjuvant therapy in order to minimize blood loss during cesarean hysterectomy or in conduct with conservative management with the intent of avoiding hysterectomy in selective cases. Contradicting reports exist regarding the effectiveness and safety of the catheters in cases of placenta accreta. The objective of this study is to estimate the efficacy of the balloon catheters among women diagnosed with a placenta accreta.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Post Partum Bleeding Procedure: internal iliac catheterization Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 24 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Balloon Catheter for Occlusion of the Pelvic Vasculature as an Adjuvant Therapy in Cases of Placenta Accreta
Study Start Date : January 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2015

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: internal iliac catheterization
Women in this arm will undergo internal iliac artery catheterization prior to the cesarean delivery
Procedure: internal iliac catheterization
Women in this arm will undergo internal iliac artery catheterization prior to the cesarean delivery
Other Name: internal iliac artery catheterization

No Intervention: No intervention
no intervention prior to cesarean

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of blood products transfused [ Time Frame: 5 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Need for hysterectomy [ Time Frame: 5 years ]
  2. catheter`s side effects [ Time Frame: 5 years ]
  3. Length of hospitalization [ Time Frame: 5 years ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 45 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • pregnant women age 18-45
  • antepartum diagnosis of placenta accreta

Exclusion Criteria:

- women who refuse to participate

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01373255

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Haemek Medical Center
Afula, Israel
Sponsors and Collaborators
HaEmek Medical Center, Israel
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Principal Investigator: Raed Salim Dep. OB/GYN, HaEmek Medical Center, Afula, Israel

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Responsible Party: Raed Salim, MD, HaEmek Medical Center, Israel Identifier: NCT01373255     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0043-08-EMC
Acreta02 ( Other Identifier: Emek Medical Center )
First Posted: June 14, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 16, 2015
Last Verified: June 2015
Keywords provided by Raed Salim, HaEmek Medical Center, Israel:
Placenta accreta
Internal iliac artery catheterization
Post partum bleeding
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Placenta Accreta
Postpartum Hemorrhage
Pathologic Processes
Obstetric Labor Complications
Pregnancy Complications
Placenta Diseases
Puerperal Disorders
Uterine Hemorrhage