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

Information source: University of California, Irvine
Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on February 12, 2009
Link to the current ClinicalTrials.gov record.

Condition(s) targeted: Dysfunctional Labor

Intervention: Propranolol (Drug)

Phase: Phase 2

Status: Recruiting

Sponsored by: University of California, Irvine

Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
Leah R Battista, MD, Principal Investigator, Affiliation: University of California, Irvine

Overall contact:
Leah R Battista, MD, Phone: 714 456 5967, Email: lbattist@uci.edu

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.

Clinical Details

Official title: Placebo-Controlled Randomized Trial of Oxytocin Alone Versus Oxytocin and Propranolol for the Treatment of Dysfunctional Labor

Study design: Treatment, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo Control, Parallel Assignment, Efficacy Study

Primary outcome:

Vaginal delivery rates

Cesarean section rates

Secondary outcome:

Number of doses

Neonatal outcomes

Maternal safety

Eligibility

Minimum age: 18 Years. Maximum age: N/A. Gender(s): Female.

Criteria:

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

Locations and Contacts

Leah R Battista, MD, Phone: 714 456 5967, Email: lbattist@uci.edu

Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Long Beach, California, United States; Recruiting
Additional Information

Starting date: January 2004
Last updated: April 19, 2006

Page last updated: February 12, 2009

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