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Steroids and Antiphospholipid Syndrome- Related Pregnancy Loss

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 September 2005 by Imperial College London.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
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First received: September 13, 2005
Last updated: NA
Last verified: September 2005
History: No changes posted
September 13, 2005
September 13, 2005
October 2005
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Steroids and Antiphospholipid Syndrome- Related Pregnancy Loss
Randomised Controlled Trial of Low Dose Steroid +Aspirin +Heparin Versus Aspirin+Heparin Amongst Pregnant Women With APS
Does the addition of steroids during the first trimester to the standard aspirin + heparin treatment reduce the miscarriage rates in women with antiphospholipid antibodies and recurrent first trimester miscarriage in those who had an unsuccessful pregnancy with aspirin + heparin?
Over the last decade, the APS has emerged as most important treatable cause of recurrent miscarriages. The pathogenesis of fetal loss in this condition is still remains obscure. Despite the success of aspirin + heparin treatment, some pregnant women with APS repeatedly miscarry even on treatment. The trial is designed to determine if addition of steroids has an success in these women. This is in view of recent in vitro data from our unit reporting that there is an increase decidual cytokine response in APS positive women.
Phase 1
Phase 2
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Antiphospholipid Syndrome
Drug: Low dose steroids
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Inclusion Criteria:

History of 3 or more consecutive miscarriages and positive antiphospholipid antibodies on at least two occasions more than 6 weeks apart before becoming pregnant and an unsuccessful pregnancy with aspirin + heparin with a karyotype of miscarriage either unavailable or normal (46XX/ 46XY).

Exclusion Criteria:

Abnormal karyotype of women or partner, previous thromboembolism, SLE, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, sensitivity to aspirin, heparin and prednisolone, multiple pregnancy.

Sexes Eligible for Study: Female
Child, Adult, Senior
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United Kingdom
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Imperial College London
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Principal Investigator: Raj Rai, MRCOG Imperial College London
Imperial College London
September 2005

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