Ultrasonographic and Hormonal Characteristics of Malawian Women With and Without Obstetric Fistula
This study is a cross-sectional study of 110 Malawian women to compare the ultrasonographic and hormonal characteristics of women and without obstetric fistula.
Hypothesis #1: Women with obstetric fistula have a mean cervical length measurement that is at least 10 mm shorter than the mean cervical length measurement of similar women without obstetric fistula.
Hypothesis #2: Evaluation of the hormonal and ultrasonographic characteristics of women with obstetric fistula will allow us to assess the cause of amenorrhea in these women.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
|Official Title:||Ultrasonographic and Hormonal Characteristics of Malawian Women With and Without Obstetric Fistula|
- Cervical length [ Time Frame: baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Hormonal levels [ Time Frame: baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]FSH, Estradiol, AMH
|Study Start Date:||December 2012|
|Study Completion Date:||June 2014|
|Primary Completion Date:||June 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Malawian women who present for care at the Fistula Care Centre
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01891149
|Fistula Care Centre|
|Study Director:||Jeffrey Wilkinson, MD||University of North Carolina|