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Effectiveness, Safety and Feasibility of Auxiliary Nurse Midwives' (ANM) Use of Oxytocin in Uniject™ to Prevent Postpartum Hemorrhage in India

2014-08-27 03:14:26 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This cluster randomized community-based trial is designed to test the hypothesis that the intramuscular administration of 10 IU of oxytocin in Uniject™ during the third stage of labor by an Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (ANM) at births occurring in homes, Sub-Centers and Primary Health Centers in Bagalkot, India will reduce the risk of postpartum hemorrhage by 44% (from 9% to 5%) relative to home births attended by the same type of provider who does not provide the intervention drug. The study will also document correct use of oxytocin in Uniject, adverse maternal and fetal events associated with inappropriate use and a number of indicators reflecting the programmatic feasibility of implementing this intervention.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Prevention

Conditions

Postpartum Hemorrhage

Intervention

Oxytocin in Uniject

Location

Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College Women's and Children's Health Research Unit
Belgaum
Karnataka
India

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:14:26-0400

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