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BHCG Level in Day 4,7, in Comparison to Day 10 as an Indicator for Treatment Success (BHCG)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified December 2012 by Meir Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
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Meir Medical Center Identifier:
First received: November 20, 2012
Last updated: May 22, 2013
Last verified: December 2012
The investigators want to compeer BHCG levels after Methotrexate ( MTX). treatment for Ectopic pregnancy in days 4 and 7 after MTX. to day 10 . The hypothesis is that "BHCG" level in day 10 is the best indicator for treatment success , superior to day 4 and 7 . According to the investigators impression BHCG level rises in days 4 and 7 due to destruction of the trophoblast tissue , and only day 10 is an indicator for treatment success

Condition Intervention Phase
Ectopic Pregnancy Drug: Methotrexate Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: BHCG Level in Day 4,7, in Comparison to Day 10 as an Indicator for Treatment Success

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Further study details as provided by Meir Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To measure the change of levels of "BHCG" in patients receiving Methotrexate for treatment of ectopic pregnancy in days 4, 7, and 10 post treatment [ Time Frame: the change of levels in days 4, 7, and 10 post MTX injection ]
    To compeer levels of BHCG in days 4 and 7 to day 10 after injection of MTX. for Ectopic pregnancy treatment

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: November 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: February 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: November 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: MTX , treatment outcome
patient receiving MTX. in a dosage of 50 mg/m^2 , IM , in single dose
Drug: Methotrexate
50 mg / meter squer Intramuscular (IM) MTX.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients with ectopic pregnancy
  • healthy
  • hemodynamic stable
  • first ectopic

Exclusion Criteria:

  • hemodynamic non-stable
  • abnormal liver or kidney function
  • allergy reaction to MTX
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01860690

Contact: Zvi Klein, Dr. 972-9-7472544

Dr. Zvi Klein Recruiting
Kefar-saba, Israel
Contact: Zvi Klein, MD    972-9-7472544   
Principal Investigator: Zvi Klein, M.D.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Meir Medical Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Meir Medical Center Identifier: NCT01860690     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BHCG1
Study First Received: November 20, 2012
Last Updated: May 22, 2013

Keywords provided by Meir Medical Center:
Ectopic pregnancy
medical treatment

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiac Complexes, Premature
Pregnancy, Ectopic
Arrhythmias, Cardiac
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Pregnancy Complications
Abortifacient Agents, Nonsteroidal
Abortifacient Agents
Reproductive Control Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
Dermatologic Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Folic Acid Antagonists
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Antirheumatic Agents
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