Honolulu, Hawaii 96826


To assess if paracervical block is effective at reducing discomfort during placement of intracervical laminaria for pre-operative cervical preparation.

Study summary:

Pre-operative dilation of the cervix with use of osmotic dilators (e.g. laminaria, dilapan-S) is commonly done prior to pregnancy termination to make the procedure safer. This study seeks to assess whether paracervical blocks are effective at reducing pain associated with placement of laminaria. Secondarily, this study will evaluate if paracervical blocks are effective at reducing overall procedural pain and increasing overall patient satisfaction for the intracervical laminaria placement procedure.


Inclusion Criteria: - Pregnant women between the ages of 18-49 years - Desiring surgical termination of pregnancy or surgical management of a fetal demise - Treatment plan involves cervical preparation with laminaria - Participant able to provide informed consent in English and willing to participate in the study Exclusion Criteria: - Unable to read/speak/understand English - Contraindications to receiving lidocaine



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Principal Investigator
University of Hawaii

Principal Investigator
Phone: (808) 203-6500
Email: research@fpfellowshiphawaii.org

Backup Contact:


Location Contact:

Honolulu, Hawaii 96826
United States

Principal Investigator
Phone: 808-203-6500
Email: research@fpfellowshiphawaii.org

Site Status: Recruiting

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: January 21, 2020

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