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Single Foley Balloon for Abortion

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Research Sponsored by Stanford University
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
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Must have
Be older than 18 years old
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up approximately 12 minutes
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Study Summary

This trial is testing whether a Foley balloon is as effective as osmotic dilators for preparing the cervix before a second trimester abortion. The time it takes to do the procedure will be compared to see which is easier for the surgeon.


Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~approximately 12 minutes
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and approximately 12 minutes for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Procedure time
Secondary outcome measures
Cervical dilation

Trial Design

2Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Placebo Group
Group I: Foley balloonExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
A Foley balloon will be inserted for cervical preparation and filled to 30mL of water or saline. The balloon will stay in until the next day prior to their procedure, or earlier if it falls out on its own.
Group II: Dilapan-SPlacebo Group1 Intervention
A number of Dilapan-S will be inserted for cervical preparation. The number will be determined by a standard protocol that is based on gestational age. The dilators will stay in until the next day prior to their procedure, or earlier if they fall out on their own.
First Studied
Drug Approval Stage
How many patients have taken this drug
Single Foley Balloon

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Who is running the clinical trial?

Stanford UniversityLead Sponsor
2,386 Previous Clinical Trials
17,333,976 Total Patients Enrolled

Frequently Asked Questions

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Are individuals currently enrolling in this research endeavor?

"According to current information on clinicaltrials.gov, this investigation is not enrolling any new individuals at present. The trial was first published on February 8th 2022 and had its latest update posted 5/5/2022; however, there are other research initiatives actively looking for volunteers right now."

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~10 spots leftby Apr 2025