Postpartum Urinary Retention With Essential Oils (PURE)

M

Mount Carmel Health System

Status

Invitation-only

Conditions

Urinary Retention

Treatments

Other: Mineral Oil Vapor
Other: Peppermint Oil Vapor

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT03319498
170316-1

Details and patient eligibility

About

The purpose of this study is to examine the effectiveness of peppermint oil to promote voiding and reduce urinary catheterization among postpartum women.

Enrollment

390 estimated patients

Sex

Female

Ages

18+ years old

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • postpartum patients at Mount Carmel East, Mount Carmel West, and Mount Carmel St. Ann's Hospital
  • 18 years or older
  • able to read and understand English
  • unable to spontaneously void within 6 hours after vaginal delivery or within 6 hours after straight catheter or within 6 hours after catheter removal for cesarean delivery.

Exclusion criteria

  • patients who have an allergy to peppermint oil
  • patients who have asthma
  • patients who report sensitivity to smells
  • patients who have a clinical condition which precludes walking/use of standard toilet

Trial design

390 participants in 2 patient groups, including a placebo group

Peppermint Oil Vapor
Active Comparator group
Description:
Exposure of the perineum to the vapor of the active comparator, 2 ml peppermint oil. The perineum will NOT come into contact with the oil directly.
Treatment:
Other: Peppermint Oil Vapor
Mineral Oil Vapor
Placebo Comparator group
Description:
Exposure of the perineum to the vapor of the placebo comparator, 2 ml mineral oil. The perineum will NOT come into contact with the oil directly.
Treatment:
Other: Mineral Oil Vapor

Trial contacts and locations

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Central trial contact

Theresa Colbert, MSN; Robin L Driver, BS

Data sourced from clinicaltrials.gov

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