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Diastasis Recti Abdominis and Abdominal Muscles

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02397941
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : March 25, 2015
Last Update Posted : October 30, 2018
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Zurich

Brief Summary:
Purpose of the study is the assessment of interrectal distance and dimensions of the muscles of the lateral abdominal wall in pregnant and non-pregnant women

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Interrectal Distance Diastasis Recti Dimensions of the Muscles of the Lateral Abdominal Wall Other: Ultrasound

Detailed Description:
  • Purpose of the study is the assessment of interrectal distance and dimensions of the muscles of the lateral abdominal wall in pregnant and non-pregnant women
  • Assessment via ultrasound measurement transabdominally
  • 3 groups of participants: 1.) 20 pregnant women, who have never been pregnant before; 2.) 40 pregnant women with their first pregnancy, followed over the course of pregnancy; 3.) 20 women1-5 days after delivery (10 after spontaneous delivery, 10 after planned cesarean section)
  • comparison between pregnant and non-pregnant women; evaluation of influence of pregnancy and mode of delivery

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 80 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Diastasis Recti Abdominis and Abdominal Muscles in Pregnant and Non-pregnant Women
Study Start Date : December 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2020

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MedlinePlus related topics: Ultrasound

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
non-pregnant women
20 non-pregnant women, BMI < 30 kg/m2, Nulligravidas, no abdominal pre-operations, aged 20-45 years, measurement of the abdominal muscles and interrectal distance by ultrasound
Other: Ultrasound
ultrasound measures

pregnant women
40 pregnant women, BMI < 30 kg/m2 before pregnancy, Primigravidas, no abdominal pre-operations, aged 20-45 years, measurement of the abdominal muscles and interrectal distance by ultrasound, consecutive measurement during the course of pregnancy
Other: Ultrasound
ultrasound measures

women who deliverd
20 pregnant women, BMI < 30 kg/m2 before pregnancy, Primiparas, no abdominal pre-operations, aged 20-45 years, measurement of the abdominal muscles and interrectal distance by ultrasound, measurement after delivery (10 after spontaneous delivery, 10 after elective cesarean section)
Other: Ultrasound
ultrasound measures




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. interrectal distance [ Time Frame: baseline ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. measurement of the abdominal muscles of the lateral abdominal wall by ultrasound. [ Time Frame: baseline ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 45 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Inclusion:

  • non-pregnant women aged 20-45 y with a BMI < 30 kg/m2 who never were pregnant
  • pregnant women aged 20-45 y with a BMI < 30 kg/m2 before pregnancy
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • non-pregnant women aged 20-45 y with a BMI < 30 kg/m2 who never were pregnant
  • pregnant women aged 20-45 y with a BMI < 30 kg/m2 before pregnancy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • abdominal pre-operations
  • chronical lung diseases
  • constipation
  • maternal collagenosis
  • polyhydramnion (AFI > 25)
  • uterus fibroids > 10 cm
  • inability to perform Valsalva

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02397941


Contacts
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Contact: Nina Kimmich, MD 0041442551111 nina.kimmich@usz.ch

Locations
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Switzerland
University Hospital Zurich Recruiting
Zurich, Switzerland, 8091
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Zurich
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Nina Kimmich, MD University of Zurich

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Responsible Party: University of Zurich
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02397941    
Other Study ID Numbers: KEK-ZH-Nr.2015-0008
First Posted: March 25, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 30, 2018
Last Verified: October 2018
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Diastasis, Muscle
Joint Dislocations
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Wounds and Injuries