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Trial of Oxytocin Alone Versus Oxytocin and Propranolol for the Treatment of Abnormal Labor

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00315913
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (Lack of feasibility)
First Posted : April 19, 2006
Last Update Posted : February 27, 2019
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Deborah A. Wing, University of California, Irvine

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine whether propranolol is better than oxytocin for the treatment of labor abnormalities. The endpoint is the rate of vaginal delivery experienced by women receiving prolonged oxytocin versus propranolol.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Dysfunctional Labor Drug: Propranolol Other: IV Placebo Phase 2

Detailed Description:
This trial was designed to test if propranolo can reduce the c section rate for dysfuctional labor. Due to stringent inclution and exclusion criteria and low enrollment the study was closed.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 0 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Placebo-Controlled Randomized Trial of Oxytocin Alone Versus Oxytocin and Propranolol for the Treatment of Dysfunctional Labor
Study Start Date : January 2004
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2008

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: IV Propranolol
IV dose propranolol
Drug: Propranolol
IV Propranolol 1mg/min for a total of 2 minutes. Total dose 2mg
Other Name: Inderal

Placebo Comparator: IV Placebo
IV Placebo of saline solution equal to propranolol in volume
Other: IV Placebo
IV Saline Solution
Other Name: Normal Saline

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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:

  • Must be term pregnancy (> 37 weeks)
  • Vertex presentation
  • Active labor (4-5 centimeters dilated)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Currently taking propranolol
  • Contraindications to labor or vaginal delivery
  • Multiple gestations
  • Preterm
  • Chorioamnionitis

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00315913

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United States, California
Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
Long Beach, California, United States, 90806
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, Irvine
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Principal Investigator: Leah R Battista, MD University of California, Irvine

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Responsible Party: Deborah A. Wing, Professor and MFM Division Director, University of California, Irvine Identifier: NCT00315913    
Other Study ID Numbers: HS #2004-3997
First Posted: April 19, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 27, 2019
Last Verified: February 2019
Keywords provided by Deborah A. Wing, University of California, Irvine:
Dysfunctional Labor
Labor Arrest
Primary Cesarean Section Prevention
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Obstetric Labor Complications
Pregnancy Complications
Reproductive Control Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Adrenergic beta-Antagonists
Adrenergic Antagonists
Adrenergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents
Antihypertensive Agents
Vasodilator Agents