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A Randomized Trial Comparing Oxytocin and Oxytocin + Ergometrine for Prevention of Postpartum Haemorrhage at Caesarean Section

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified January 2014 by Leon Snyman, University of Pretoria.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : January 27, 2014
Last Update Posted : January 27, 2014
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Leon Snyman, University of Pretoria

Brief Summary:
This is a randomized trial comparing oxytocin versus oxytocin + syntometrine in the prevention of post partum haemorrhage in patients undergoing caesarean section

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Prevention of Post Partum Haemorrhage Drug: Oxytocin Drug: Oxytocin ergometrine Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 500 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: A Randomized Trial Comparing Oxytocin and Oxytocin + Ergometrine for Prevention of Postpartum Haemorrhage at Caesarean Section
Study Start Date : January 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date : July 2014
Estimated Study Completion Date : September 2014

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Drug Information available for: Oxytocin

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Oxytocin arm
Oxytocin alone administered which is current standard of care
Drug: Oxytocin
Oxytocin will be administered intravenously as per standard protocol

Experimental: Oxytocin + syntometrine
Oxytocin plus syntometrine administered
Drug: Oxytocin ergometrine
Oxytocin ergometrine will be administered intra-musculalry
Other Name: Syntometrine

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Blood loss [ Time Frame: 60 minutes ]
    Estimated blood loss at caesarean section

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Side effects of oxytocin compared to oxytocin + ergometrine [ Time Frame: 24 hours ]
    Compare side effects experienced by women administered oxytocin compared to oxytocin plus ergometrine

  2. Need for additional uterotonics [ Time Frame: 60 minutes ]
    To determine the need for additional uterotonics to treat post partum haemorrhage

  3. Number of units blood transfused [ Time Frame: 24 hours ]
    Compare the number of units blood required for transfusion between the two arms

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant women delivering by caesarean section older than 18 years willing and able to give informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • • Women not willing or women not able to provide consent

    • Women who have a classical caesarean section
    • Women younger than 18 years of age
    • Women with any of the following conditions will be excluded (ergometrine contra-indicated in patients with these conditions).
    • Pre- eclampsia
    • Eclampsia,
    • Uncontrolled hypertension (hypertension defined as systolic blood pressure more than 140 mm Hg and diastolic blood pressure more than 90 mm Hg)
    • Any cardiac lesion
    • Impaired liver function
    • Impaired kidney function
    • Hypersensitivity to any of the active ingredients of the preparations that will be used (Syntometrine® or Syntocinon®)
    • Occlusive vascular disease
    • Autoimmune vasculitis

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02046499

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Contact: Leon C Snyman, MBChB, MMed +27834621818
Contact: Sandy Koen, MBChB +27767903940

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South Africa
Kalafong Academic Hospital Not yet recruiting
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa, 0001
Principal Investigator: Sandy Koen, MBChB         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Pretoria
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Principal Investigator: Leon C Snyman, MbChB MMed Department Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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Responsible Party: Leon Snyman, Principal Specialist, University of Pretoria Identifier: NCT02046499     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PPH Prevention Trial
First Posted: January 27, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 27, 2014
Last Verified: January 2014

Keywords provided by Leon Snyman, University of Pretoria:
Prevention, post partum haemorrhage

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Postpartum Hemorrhage
Uterine Hemorrhage
Pathologic Processes
Obstetric Labor Complications
Pregnancy Complications
Puerperal Disorders
Reproductive Control Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs