Impact on Caesarean Rates following Injections of Sterile Water (ICARIS) – A randomised controlled trial. [ 2012 - 2017 ]

Also known as: Do sterile water injections reduce caesarean sections: RCT

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Researchers: Prof Sue Kildea (Principal investigator) ,  A/Pr Kristen Gibbons Dr Helen Stapleton Dr Lena Martensson Dr Michael Beckmann
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Brief description The rising number of caesarean section births is causing concern across the country. Injections of small amounts of sterile water into the lower back provide relief to women who have back pain in labour. A review of the research found that administration of these injections may be associated with a reduction in caesarean section rates. Four Queensland hospitals, will conduct the largest study to date to determine if sterile water injections can decrease caesarean section rates without increasing morbidity for the woman or her baby.

Funding Amount $AUD 472,692.52

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