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Timing of Prophylactic Antibiotics for Cesarean Sections

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00330278
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 26, 2006
Last Update Posted : September 27, 2007
Information provided by:
Medical University of South Carolina

Brief Summary:
This is a randomized, double-blinded placebo controlled trial of cefazolin timing before cesarean section fo infection prophylaxis. Subjects are randomized to cefazolin either 30 minutes prior to skin incision or at time of cord-clamping. Primary outcome is infectious morbidity including wound infections and endometritis.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Endometritis Wound Infection Drug: Cefazolin Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 350 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo Controlled Trial of Cefazolin Given Either 30 Minutes Prior to Cesarean Section or at Cord Clamping
Study Start Date : January 2003
Actual Study Completion Date : January 2006

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MedlinePlus related topics: Cesarean Section

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Combined infectious morbidity - endometritis + wound infection

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Neonatal sepsis
  2. Allergic reactions

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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 24-43 weeks gestation > 18 years old Requiring cesarean section -

Exclusion Criteria:

Receiving antibiotics < 18 years old Allergy to cefazolin


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United States, South Carolina
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina, United States, 29425
Sponsors and Collaborators
Medical University of South Carolina
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Principal Investigator: Scott A Sullivan, MD Medical University of South Carolina
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00330278    
Other Study ID Numbers: HR # 11120
First Posted: May 26, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 27, 2007
Last Verified: January 2006
Keywords provided by Medical University of South Carolina:
Cesarean section
Antibiotic prophylaxis
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Wound Infection
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Adnexal Diseases
Uterine Diseases
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents