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Database Evaluating Outcomes of Using Carbetocin as the Primary Uterotonic Following 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: NCT03959436
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 22, 2019
Last Update Posted : May 29, 2019
Ferring Pharmaceuticals
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Valerie Zaphiratos, Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital

Brief Summary:
Carbetocin (Duratocin®) is a long-acting form of oxytocin, with a half-life almost 10 times longer. Studies have demonstrated that carbetocin diminishes the need for secondary uterotonic agents compared to oxytocin for cesarean delivery (CD). Despite certain Canadian guidelines recommending its use for elective CD, several Canadian centers and other countries have not adopted carbetocin. The purpose of this study is to prospectively gather electronic data on all CDs over a one year period, elective and emergent, in a single institution, and to evaluate the efficacy and other clinical outcomes when carbetocin is used as a first line uterotonic for all CDs. A database using Microsoft Dynamics CRM is available on smart phones and tablets. Data regarding additional uterotonic use and impact of carbetocin use during CD on intra and postoperative outcomes are gathered and analyzed. The primary outcome is the use of additional uterotonics in this population compared to that described in the literature for oxytocin as the primary uterotonic.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Carbetocin Cesarean Section Complications Uterotonics Uterine Atony With Hemorrhage Drug: Carbetocin

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Study Type : Observational [Patient Registry]
Actual Enrollment : 612 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Target Follow-Up Duration: 2 Days
Official Title: Prospective Observational Database Evaluating Outcomes of Using Carbetocin (Duratocin®) as the Primary Uterotonic Following Cesarean Delivery at Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital
Actual Study Start Date : March 29, 2017
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 16, 2018
Actual Study Completion Date : March 16, 2018

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Intervention Details:
  • Drug: Carbetocin
    Carbetocin as the primary uterotonic for all cesarean sections
    Other Name: Duratocin

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Use of additional uterotonics [ Time Frame: 24 hours ]
    The number of participants requiring additional uterotonics after using carbetocin as the initial uterotonic

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Pregnant patients requiring cesarean section.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All Cesarean deliveries in the operating room.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Vaginal deliveries and double set-up vaginal deliveries conducted in the operating room.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03959436

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Canada, Quebec
Maisonneuve-Rosemont hospital
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H1T 2M4
Sponsors and Collaborators
Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital
Ferring Pharmaceuticals
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Principal Investigator: Valerie Zaphiratos, MSc, MD Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital
Principal Investigator: Philippe Richebé, MD, PhD Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital


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Responsible Party: Valerie Zaphiratos, Unit Chief of Obstetric Anesthesia, Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital Identifier: NCT03959436     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2017-836
First Posted: May 22, 2019    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 29, 2019
Last Verified: May 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Yes
Plan Description: To publish this data in a journal. Data includes primary outcomes and secondary outcomes related to uterotonic use and uterine atony and hemorrhage.
Supporting Materials: Study Protocol
Statistical Analysis Plan (SAP)
Informed Consent Form (ICF)
Clinical Study Report (CSR)
Time Frame: Our plan is to publish in the coming year.

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Uterine Inertia
Pathologic Processes
Obstetric Labor Complications
Pregnancy Complications
Reproductive Control Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs