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

2014-07-23 21:45:16 | BioPortfolio

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.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double-Blind, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Dysfunctional Labor

Intervention

Propranolol

Location

Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
Long Beach
California
United States

Status

Terminated

Source

University of California, Irvine

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:45:16-0400

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