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Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes After Membrane Sweeping (Stripping)

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: NCT01828853
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified March 2013 by Hadassah Medical Organization.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : April 11, 2013
Last Update Posted : April 11, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hadassah Medical Organization

Brief Summary:
This study aim to estimate maternal and neonatal outcomes after membrane sweeping in different group of patients.

Condition or disease
Sepsis Infection

Detailed Description:
Sweeping of the membranes is a simple technique usually performed during vaginal examination, in order to initiate labour by increasing local production of prostaglandins.

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Study Type : Observational [Patient Registry]
Estimated Enrollment : 1200 participants
Observational Model: Case-Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Target Follow-Up Duration: 1 Month
Official Title: Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes After Membrane Sweeping
Study Start Date : April 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date : August 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2013

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MedlinePlus related topics: Sepsis

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Neonatal sepsis [ Time Frame: Neonates will be followed for the duration of hospital stay, an expected average of 2-3 days ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Neonatal infection [ Time Frame: Neonates will be followed for the duration of hospital stay, an expected average of 2-3 days ]
    Neonates with two or more of the following signs: Altered behaviour or responsiveness, Altered muscle tone (floppiness), Feeding difficulties, Feed intolerance (vomiting, excessive gastric aspirates, abdominal distension), Abnormal heart rate (bradycardia or tachycardia), Signs of respiratory distress, Hypoxia (central cyanosis or reduced oxygen saturation level), Jaundice, Apnoea, Signs of neonatal encephalopathy, Seizures, Need for cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, Low-temperature (lower than 36°C), High-temperature (higher than 38°C), Signs of shock, Unexplained excessive bleeding, thrombocytopenia or abnormal coagulation, Oliguria, Altered glucose homeostasis (hypoglycaemia or hyperglycaemia), Metabolic acidosis, Local signs of infection.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   17 Years to 45 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
All women presenting to the Maternal-fetal unit who are 37+ weeks gestation

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Women with a singleton pregnancy and confirmed cephalic presentation at or after 37 weeks of gestation who are candidate for vaginal delivery were eligible for the study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Women with a multiple pregnancy, nonreassuring cardiotocogram, meconium stained amniotic fluid, major fetal anomalies, HELLP (hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, and low platelets) syndrome, or severe preeclampsia and signs of intrauterine infections were not eligible.
  • women who are not candidates for vaginal delivery: placenta previa, breech presentation, planned repeat cesarean.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01828853

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Contact: Doron Kabiri, MD 00972-508946898
Contact: Hadas Lemberg, PhD 00 972 2 6777572

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Hadassah Medical Organization, Jerusalem, Israel
Jerusalem, Israel
Contact: Kabiri   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hadassah Medical Organization
Additional Information:

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Responsible Party: Hadassah Medical Organization Identifier: NCT01828853    
Other Study ID Numbers: Kabiri-Stripping-HMO-CTIL
First Posted: April 11, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 11, 2013
Last Verified: March 2013
Keywords provided by Hadassah Medical Organization:
Membrane sweeping
Membrane stripping
Maternal outcomes
Neonatal outcomes