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Effects of Postpartum Uterine Curettage in the Recovery From Preeclampsia/Eclampsia: A Randomized, Controlled Trial (NCT03028194)

Use of Postpartum uterine curettage in reducing hospitalization time or in improving the clinical evolution of the patient with preeclampsia/eclampsia.
  • Procedure: Curettage
    Postpartum uterine curettage with a sharp curette # 14 or #16, immediately after delivery of the placenta.
    • Procedure: Placebo
      No procedure after delivery of the placenta
      Ages eligible for Study
      15 Years to 40 Years
      Genders eligible for Study
      Accepts Healthy Volunteers
      Inclusion Criteria:
      • Gestational age 24 weeks or more.
      • Preeclampsia/eclampsia
      Exclusion Criteria:
      • Epilepsy or seizures previous to pregnancy.
      • Renal disease
      • Heart disease
      • Liver disease
      To evaluate if postpartum uterine curettage improved the clinical and laboratory parameters in patients with preeclampsia or eclampsia.

      A total of 442 patients with preeclampsia/eclampsia were randomized to postpartum curettage (223) or no procedure (219). Systolic and diastolic blood pressure were recorded and analyzed at hours 6, 12, 24 and 48. Also, several laboratory values and diuresis were evaluated.

      2 locations

      Panama (2)
      • Saint Thomas H
        Not specified
        Panama, Panama
      • Saint Thomas Maternity Hospital
        Not specified
        Panama, Panama
      30 September, 2015
      19 January, 2017
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