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Post-Cesarean Wound Drainage is Not Necessary in Women at Increased Risk of Hemorrhage

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00779727
Recruitment Status : Terminated
First Posted : October 24, 2008
Last Update Posted : October 24, 2008
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Study Description
Brief Summary:

Randomized controlled trial assessing the benefit of cesarean wound drainage in pregnant women at increased risk of hemorrhage. The pregnant women at increased risk of hemorrhage were randomised in two groups. In one group 2 wound drainages were placed during the cesarean section, in the other group none. Outcome measures were difference between preoperative and postoperative hemoglobin, postoperative fever, cumulative opiate dose adjusted to body weight, length of stay and operation time. It is postulated that the pregnant women with increased risk of hemorrhage do not profit from the routine placement of wound drainages.

  • Trial with surgical intervention

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Pregnancy Hemorrhage Procedure: Placement of drainages Phase 4

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : October 1999
Estimated Study Completion Date : June 2004

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MedlinePlus related topics: Bleeding
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Arms and Interventions

Outcome Measures

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion criteria:

  • All pregnant women with increased risk of hemorrhage carrying singleton pregnancies, who had to undergo cesarean section.

Exclusion criteria:

  • Twin-pregnancies
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00779727

Zurich, Switzerland
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Zurich
Study Director: 01 Studienregister MasterAdmins UniversitaetsSpital Zuerich
More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00779727     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 05/99
First Posted: October 24, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 24, 2008
Last Verified: September 2008

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pathologic Processes