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Vaginal Cleansing at Cesarean Delivery to Reduce Infection: A Randomized, Controlled Trial

This study has been terminated.
(Difficulty recruiting)
Information provided by:
Indiana University Identifier:
First received: October 9, 2006
Last updated: January 14, 2010
Last verified: December 2010
Results First Received: November 11, 2009  
Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized;   Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment;   Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor);   Primary Purpose: Prevention
Conditions: Cesarean Section
Surgical Wound Infection
Intervention: Procedure: Vaginal cleansing before cesarean delivery

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Recruitment Details
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Pre-Assignment Details
Significant events and approaches for the overall study following participant enrollment, but prior to group assignment
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Reporting Groups
Vag Prep Vagina cleansed with betadine vaginal scrub sticks prior to performing cesarean
Control No vaginal cleansing or sham wash performed.

Participant Flow:   Overall Study
    Vag Prep   Control
STARTED   155   145 
COMPLETED   155   145 

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Population Description
Explanation of how the number of participants for analysis was determined. Includes whether analysis was per protocol, intention to treat, or another method. Also provides relevant details such as imputation technique, as appropriate.
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Reporting Groups
Vag Prep Vagina cleansed with betadine vaginal scrub sticks prior to performing cesarean
Control No vaginal cleansing or sham wash performed.
Total Total of all reporting groups

Baseline Measures
   Vag Prep   Control   Total 
Overall Participants Analyzed 
[Units: Participants]
 155   145   300 
[Units: Participants]
<=18 years   0   0   0 
Between 18 and 65 years   155   145   300 
>=65 years   0   0   0 
[Units: Years]
Mean (Standard Deviation)
 26.8  (5.9)   26.6  (5.7)   26.7  (5.8) 
[Units: Participants]
Female   155   145   300 
Male   0   0   0 
Race/Ethnicity, Customized [1] 
[Units: Participants]
 155   145   300 
[1] African-American Caucasian Hispanic Other
Region of Enrollment 
[Units: Participants]
United States   155   145   300 

  Outcome Measures

1.  Primary:   Number of Participants Who Experienced Composite Endometritis Plus Wound Complications.   [ Time Frame: 1 month ]

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Limitations of the study, such as early termination leading to small numbers of participants analyzed and technical problems with measurement leading to unreliable or uninterpretable data
The study was stopped before the planned enrollment of 1000 due to difficulty recruiting. Results are of a planned safety analysis at 300 subjects.

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Certain Agreements:  
Principal Investigators are NOT employed by the organization sponsoring the study.
There is NOT an agreement between Principal Investigators and the Sponsor (or its agents) that restricts the PI's rights to discuss or publish trial results after the trial is completed.

Results Point of Contact:  
Name/Title: David M. Haas, MD, MS
Organization: Indiana University School of Medicine
phone: 317-630-7837

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):

Responsible Party: David M. Haas/ Assistant Professor of OB/GYN, Indiana University School of Medicine Identifier: NCT00386477     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0509-55 (Study #)
0509-55 ( Other Identifier: IUPUI-Clarian IRB number )
Study First Received: October 9, 2006
Results First Received: November 11, 2009
Last Updated: January 14, 2010