A Comparison of Manual vs. Spontaneous Removal of the Placenta at Cesarean Section

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 13, 2006
Last Update Posted : November 14, 2007
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University of Rochester

September 11, 2006
September 13, 2006
November 14, 2007
September 2006
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Hematocrit levels (preoperatively and within 48 hours postoperatively)
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  • Number of units of blood transfused intraoperatively and postoperatively
  • Development of uterine infection (endometritis)
  • Length of postoperative hospital stay
  • Operative time
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A Comparison of Manual vs. Spontaneous Removal of the Placenta at Cesarean Section
A Comparison of Manual vs. Spontaneous Removal of the Placenta at Cesarean Section
The purpose of this study is to determine if there are differences in operative blood loss with manual vs. spontaneous removal of the placenta during cesarean section.
Patients undergoing scheduled cesarean deliveries are randomized to manual or spontaneous placental removal.
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
  • Pregnancy
  • Cesarean Section
  • Procedure: Manual placental removal at Cesarean delivery
  • Procedure: Spontaneous placental removal at Cesarean delivery
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June 2007
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • All term pregnant women 18 years of age and older undergoing scheduled cesarean delivery at Strong Memorial Hospital.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Prematurity (<37 weeks)
  • Preoperative chorioamnionitis
  • Vaginal delivery of fetus
  • Emergency Cesarean Delivery
  • Patient's OB not agreeable to participating in this study.
Sexes Eligible for Study: Female
18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
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United States
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University of Rochester
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Principal Investigator: Eva K. Pressman, MD University of Rochester
University of Rochester
November 2007

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