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Study of Obstetric Foley Techniques

2014-08-27 03:20:01 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Urinary catheterization is a common practice during labor following placement of an epidural for pain control, as this form of anesthesia is known to inhibit normal bladder emptying. There is insufficient evidence to guide clinicians in selection of an indwelling catheter versus intermittent straight catheterization during the course of labor.

The goal of this study is to compare two clinically-relevant bladder drainage techniques. This is a randomized controlled trial with a single primary outcome of time to delivery. The results will inform clinical decisions about method of catheterization during labor.

Study Design

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

Conditions

Labor

Intervention

Indwelling catheter, Intermittent straight catheterization

Location

Loyola University Health System
Maywood
Illinois
United States
60153

Status

Completed

Source

Loyola University

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:20:01-0400

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