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Electrogastrography in Small for Gestational Age Preterm Infants

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 9, 2009
Last Update Posted : October 13, 2010
Information provided by:
Meir Medical Center

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine whether small for gestational preterm infants, have delayed or decrease gastric motility compared to appropriate for gestational age preterm infants.

Condition or disease
Premature Birth

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 30 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Electrogastrography in Small for Gestational Age Preterm Infants Compared to Appropriate for Gestational Age Infants
Study Start Date : June 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2010

Small for gestational age preterm infants
Appropriate for gestational preterm infants

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. EGG compatible with age [ Time Frame: day 1 and day 7 after birth ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 2 Days   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Preterm infants >31 weeks, - 37 weeks , healthy, on enteralfeeds

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. preterm infants 32-37 weeks' gestation
  2. No sepsis or ventilation
  3. Feeding orally or with NG tube.
  4. Age <48 h to be included

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. GE reflux
  2. Medication that affect gastric motility

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00819715

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Neonatal Department,Meir Medical Center
Kfar-Saba, Israel, 44281
Sponsors and Collaborators
Meir Medical Center
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Principal Investigator: Shmuel Arnon, MD Meir Medical Center

Publications of Results:
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Responsible Party: Mrs. Leah Cohen, Meir Medical Center Identifier: NCT00819715     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0244-07-MMC
First Posted: January 9, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 13, 2010
Last Verified: June 2009

Keywords provided by Meir Medical Center:
Preterm infants
small for gestational age

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Premature Birth
Obstetric Labor, Premature
Obstetric Labor Complications
Pregnancy Complications