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The purpose

The investigators hypothesize that many parturients can, in fact, spontaneously micturate with low dose combined spinal epidural analgesic doses given for labor and that Foley catheterization is unnecessary in the majority of these parturients. At Prentice Women's Hospital, almost 9000 women annually receive neuraxial labor analgesia and 98% of those receive Foley catheters. By potentially reducing the necessity for Foley catheters, the investigators should be able to ultimately reduce the rate of bacteriuria, urinary tract infections and urethritis leading to unnecessary treatment with antibiotics, as well as reduce costs of placing unnecessary Foley catheter.The hypothesis is parturients receiving low dose combined spinal epidural analgesia for analgesia after induction of labor who are randomized to a spontaneous micturition protocol will require fewer Foley catheter placements and demonstrate a lower incidence of positive urine culture postpartum than those who undergo standard Foley catheter placement.

Provided treatments

  • Device: Foley catheter
  • Other: No foley catheter
Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT01597791. The sponsor of the trial is Northwestern University and it is looking for 56 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
Do Women Receiving Low Dose Combined Spinal Epidural for Labor Analgesia Exhibit Less Bacteriuria Using a Urinary Retention Protocol Versus Routine Urinary Catheter Placement?