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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Obesity, Labor Induction or Cesarean Delivery
and you are
over 18
years old
The primary goal of this phase is to monitor the long-term effects.
The treatment is already on the market.
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The purpose

Obese pregnant women (BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2) are more likely than their normal-weight counterparts to require induction of labor because of increased rates of obstetric complications including pregnancy related hypertensive disorders, diabetes, and prolonged gestations. Several studies have shown that obese women experience increased labor duration and oxytocin needs when compared to normal-weight women. This in turn results in increased rates for unplanned cesarean delivery (CD) as a result of failed induction of labor (IOL), arrest disorders and non-reassuring fetal heart rate tracing, that is dose-dependent with increasing class of obesity. The investigators hypothesize that obese pregnant women and unfavorable cervix (Bishop score ≤ 6), IOL ≥ 24 weeks gestation using the Foley balloon plus vaginal misoprostol will result in reduced cesarean delivery rates when compared to vaginal misoprostol alone.

Provided treatments

  • Drug: Vaginal Misoprostol
  • Device: Foley Balloon + Vaginal Misoprostol

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT02639429. The sponsor of the trial is The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston and it is looking for 236 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
The Efficacy of Transcervical Foley Balloon Plus Vaginal Misoprostol Versus Vaginal Misoprostol Alone For Cervical Ripening In Nulliparous Obese Women: A Randomized, Comparative Effectiveness Trial