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Identifying the Relative Change in Ventilation in Newborns With Placement in Car Bed or Car Seat

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00382876
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified September 2006 by University Medical Centre Ljubljana.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : October 2, 2006
Last Update Posted : October 17, 2006
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University Medical Centre Ljubljana

Brief Summary:

The infant car restraint devices are a critical part of infant safety during transportation. The crash tolerance and the critical safety features of each seat are well established. Infant transportation may be via a car seat or car bed. The effect of the sitting position on the airway is a concern in an infant with poor head control. Because of this concern, car seat tests during which oxygen saturation is measured, are performed on many low birth weight infants before discharge from the nursery. Indeed, a number of deaths have occurred in car seats probably related to airway obstruction. The relative effects of position on the ventilation need to be established.

We propose to identify the relative changes in ventilation that are induced by position change during sleep. We will collect a broad array of high quality data that will identify these changes, and the most likely cause. Specifically, we will we screen 200 infants, with each infant assigned to the supine position, the car bed and the car seat. The order of these positions will be randomly assigned. Following data will be collected:

  1. Relative changes in ventilation will be assessed by oxygen saturation measurement.
  2. Respiratory movement will be measured in order to define the defect.
  3. Once the data is collected, it will be sent for blind data analysis.
  4. Once the data analysis is complete, the effect of position on ventilation will be established.

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Study Type : Observational
Enrollment : 200 participants
Observational Model: Defined Population
Time Perspective: Other
Official Title: Identifying the Relative Change in Ventilation With Changes in Infant Sleeping Position
Study Start Date : September 2006

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 2 Days   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Weight greater than 2.8 kg
  • Gestation 38-41 weeks
  • Normal newborn examinations
  • Healthy mother

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Weight greater than 4 kg
  • Any abnormality on examination
  • Any medications in mother and child (including insulin; vitamins and folic acid are okay).
  • Caesarean section

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00382876

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Contact: Lilijana Kornhauser Cerar, MD +38615226011
Contact: David Neubauer, MD +38615229090

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Department for Obstetrics, University Medical Centre Ljubljana Recruiting
Ljubljana, Slovenia, SI-1525
Contact: Lilijana Kornhauser Cerar, MD    +38615226011   
Sub-Investigator: Damjan Osredkar, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Medical Centre Ljubljana
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Study Director: Bernard Kinane, MB Harvard Medical School
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00382876    
Other Study ID Numbers: LKC-01061958
First Posted: October 2, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 17, 2006
Last Verified: September 2006
Keywords provided by University Medical Centre Ljubljana:
apnea, hypoxia, car seat, car bed