A Novel Protocol for Labour Induction

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 10, 2012
Last Update Posted : January 22, 2014
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Waleed El-khayat, Cairo University

Brief Summary:
The use of foley catheter was tested many times and proved to be effective for induction of labour.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Failed Induction of Labor Device: foley catheter Drug: Misoprostol Drug: Vaginal IMN Phase 3

Detailed Description:
The investigators compare between vaginal misoprostol versus foley catheter plus vaginal isosorbide mononitrate (IMN) for induction of labour

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 400 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Foley Catheter Plus Vaginal Isosorbide Mononitrate Versus Vaginal Misoprostol for Induction of Labour:a Randomised Controlled Trial
Study Start Date : February 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2013
Actual Study Completion Date : January 2014

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Drug Information available for: Misoprostol
U.S. FDA Resources

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: folye catheter plus vaginal IMN
intracervical foley catheter plus vaginal IMN
Device: foley catheter
foley 14 catheter intracervical plus vaginal IMN 40 mg evry 6 hours
Drug: Vaginal IMN
IMN vaginal 40 mg every 4-6 hours
Active Comparator: Misoprostol vaginally
intravaginal misoprostol
Drug: Misoprostol
misoprostol 50 Ug , vaginally every 4-6 hours
Other Name: misoprostol vaginally

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. caesarean section rate [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    caesarean section

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. time from induction to delivery [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    from the insertion of the foley catheter to delivery

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 40 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Term or post term pregnancies.
  • Live,singleton fetus.
  • Cephalic presentation.
  • Intact membrane.
  • Bishop score < 6.
  • Not in labour.
  • Medically indicated for labour induction.
  • Primigravida or parity of 3 or less.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Previous caesarean delivery.
  • Malpresentation.
  • Placenta previa.
  • Sever intrauterine growth restriction.
  • Multiple pregnancy.
  • Polyhydramnios.
  • Oligohydramnios.
  • Bishop score 7 or more.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01506388

Cairo University
Cairo, Egypt, 12211
Waleed El-khayat
Cairo, Egypt, 12211
Sponsors and Collaborators
Cairo University
Study Director: Waleed El-khayat, M.D. Cairo University

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Waleed El-khayat, Principal investigator, Cairo University Identifier: NCT01506388     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 12012
First Posted: January 10, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 22, 2014
Last Verified: January 2014

Keywords provided by Waleed El-khayat, Cairo University:
labour induction
Foley catheter
isosorbide mononitrate

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Isosorbide Dinitrate
Abortifacient Agents, Nonsteroidal
Abortifacient Agents
Reproductive Control Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Ulcer Agents
Gastrointestinal Agents
Diuretics, Osmotic
Natriuretic Agents
Vasodilator Agents
Nitric Oxide Donors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action