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Glove Perforation When Using Blunt Verses Sharp Needles in Cesarean Delivery

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: NCT00736580
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 18, 2008
Results First Posted : January 24, 2013
Last Update Posted : January 24, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Michael Stitely, West Virginia University

Brief Summary:
This study is assessing whether there is a decrease in surgical glove punctures using blunt tipped needles compared with sharp needles for suturing during Cesarean Delivery.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Cesarean Delivery Glove Perforation Other: Blunt tipped needle Other: Sharp needles Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 240 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Glove Perforation When Using Blunt vs. Sharp Needles in Cesarean Delivery
Study Start Date : June 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2009

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MedlinePlus related topics: Cesarean Section

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Blunt Needles
Cesarean Delivery Performed with Blunt-tipped surgical Needles
Other: Blunt tipped needle
The Cesarean delivery is performed using blunt tipped needles.

Placebo Comparator: Sharp Needles
Cesarean delivery performed with sharp surgical needles.
Other: Sharp needles
The cesarean is performed using standard sharp surgical suture needles.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Surgical Glove Perforation. [ Time Frame: 1 week ]
    Direct measurement of the number of glove perforations listed by surgical case.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Surgeon Satisfaction by Likert Scale. [ Time Frame: 1 week ]

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients at least 18 years of age undergoing Cesarean Delivery

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient less than 18 years of age.
  • Patient not undergoing Cesarean Delivery.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00736580

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United States, West Virginia
West Virginia University Hospitals
Morgantown, West Virginia, United States, 26506
Sponsors and Collaborators
West Virginia University
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Principal Investigator: Michael L Stitely, MD West Virginia University
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Michael Stitely, Adjunct Associate Professor, West Virginia University Identifier: NCT00736580    
Other Study ID Numbers: H-20783
First Posted: August 18, 2008    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: January 24, 2013
Last Update Posted: January 24, 2013
Last Verified: December 2012
Keywords provided by Michael Stitely, West Virginia University:
Cesarean delivery
Surgical Needles
blunt-tip needles
surgical glove perforation