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The Influences of Caffeine on Heart Rate Variability of Preterm Infants

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Verified January 2013 by Rambam Health Care Campus
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
wamir, Rambam Health Care Campus Identifier:
First received: January 14, 2013
Last updated: January 15, 2013
Last verified: January 2013

Caffeine has a stimulatory effect on the ANS. This has not yet been investigated in preterm infant who get caffeine before stopping ventilation. The investigators hypothesis is that this stimulatory effect may be characterized by HRV analysis methods.

Condition Intervention
Autonomic Nervous System
Drug: Caffeine

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The Influences of Caffeine on HRV of Preterm Infants

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Further study details as provided by Rambam Health Care Campus:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Heart rate variability [ Time Frame: 1 hour ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Heart rate, SD, SDNN, HF, LF, VLF, TP

Estimated Enrollment: 25
Study Start Date: January 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
caffeine will be given according to clinical judgment
Drug: Caffeine
Caffeine will be given according to departmental protocol
Other Name: caffeine


Ages Eligible for Study:   25 Weeks to 34 Weeks
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

25 preterm infants


Inclusion Criteria:

  • infants born before 34 weeks gestation

Exclusion Criteria:

  • sepsis
  • congenital malformations
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01769118

Contact: Amir Weissman, MD 0502061366 ext 972
Contact: Irena Olanovsky, MD 0502064799972

RMC Not yet recruiting
Haifa, Israel
Contact: Amir Weissman, MD    0502061366 ext 972   
Principal Investigator: Amir Weissman, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Irena Olanovsky, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rambam Health Care Campus
  More Information

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Responsible Party: wamir, Dr., Rambam Health Care Campus Identifier: NCT01769118     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0442-12
Study First Received: January 14, 2013
Last Updated: January 15, 2013
Health Authority: Israel: Ministry of Health

Keywords provided by Rambam Health Care Campus:
Autonomic nervous system

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Central Nervous System Agents
Central Nervous System Stimulants
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Neurotransmitter Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Phosphodiesterase Inhibitors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Purinergic Agents
Purinergic Antagonists
Purinergic P1 Receptor Antagonists
Therapeutic Uses processed this record on November 27, 2014