Warm Contrast Media for Pain Reduction During Hystersalpingography
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Prospective Randomised Controlled Trian of Warmed vs. Room Temperature Contrast Media for Hystersalpingography|
- Pain level
|Study Start Date:||December 2006|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2008|
Infertility occurs in about 15% of all couples. One of the common methods for evaluation of mechanical infertility is hysterosalpingography (HSG). Several reports have shown that this common procedure is associated with moderate pain, i.e. around 5 on a visual analog scale (VAS)of 1-10. It is therefore important to find modes for pain reduction for HSG. According to a report on sonohydrosonograpy, a similar technique using sonography, insertion of media warmed to body temperature into the uterus significantly reduced the pain during the procedure compared with media at room-temprature. The use of room-temperature media is the routine in our institution, as well as in many others. A comparison between the media at different temperatures has not been reported so far.
We plan to perform a prospective trial in which patients referred for HSG will be randomized to the procedure using either warmed or room-temperature media. we will asses pain levels using VAS during the procedure.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00391781
|women's health center, Ramot Eshkol|
|Principal Investigator:||Avi Tsafrir, MD||Shaare Zedek Medical Center|