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Early Bandage Removal Post-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: NCT01867567
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 4, 2013
Last Update Posted : December 30, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
David Peleg, Ziv Hospital

Brief Summary:
Women undergoing their first second or third cesarean section will be randomized into two groups. One group will have the abdominal bandage removed at 6 hours post-surgery and the other group will have the bandage removed at 24 hours. Staple removal will be at 5 - 7 days for both groups. The incision will be inspected at the time of staple removal. The 2 groups will be compared for incision disruption and infection. Also, the women will be asked about their satisfaction for time of bandage removal.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Wound Disruption Wound Infection Procedure: abdominal bandage Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 320 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Investigator)
Official Title: Early Bandage Removal Post-Cesarean Delivery
Study Start Date : August 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2015

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 6 Hours
Removal of bandage after 6 hours
Procedure: abdominal bandage
Active Comparator: 24 hours
removal of bandage after 24 hours
Procedure: abdominal bandage

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Wound Disruption [ Time Frame: 5 - 7 days ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Wound Infection [ Time Frame: 5 - 7 days ]
  2. Patient satisfaction [ Time Frame: 5 - 7 days ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 44 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age of 18 to 44
  • elective cesarean section, primary or repeat
  • low risk pregnancy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • under the age of 18 and above the age of 44
  • diabetes, preeclampsia or other pregnancy complications
  • unable or unwilling to give informed consent
  • chorioamnionitis
  • BMI over 35
  • more than 3 cesareans

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01867567

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Ziv Medical center
Tsefat, Israel, 13100
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ziv Hospital
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Responsible Party: David Peleg, Staff Physician, Ziv Hospital Identifier: NCT01867567    
Other Study ID Numbers: CSBandage
First Posted: June 4, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 30, 2015
Last Verified: December 2015
Keywords provided by David Peleg, Ziv Hospital:
bandage removal
patient satisfaction
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Wound Infection
Wounds and Injuries