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Energy Expenditure Methodology Infant

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: NCT01905085
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 23, 2013
Last Update Posted : September 10, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute

Brief Summary:

Indirect calorimetry is valuable in determining resting energy expenditure in infants, children and adults. This measure will estimate the number of calories needed per day under resting conditions.

Adding physical activity measures will help estimate total energy requirements in individuals. With the rise in obesity, numerous programs of prevention are being developed. Being able to characterize carefully energy intake and energy expenditure is one of the challenges of most of these initiatives.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Healthy Device: No intervention

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 30 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Energy Expenditure Methodology Infant
Study Start Date : November 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2014

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Measure Resting energy expenditure in infants [ Time Frame: 2 days ]
    We will measure resting energy expenditure in infants and then they will come back for a second visit and get the same measurement to see if there is a significant difference between the two measures.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   3 Months to 3 Months   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Healthy infants

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 3 months old +/- 2 weeks
  • Can fall asleep easily
  • Usually sleeps more than 30 min
  • Accept formula as an alternative feeding

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pulmonary or respiratory disorders
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Responsible Party: Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute Identifier: NCT01905085    
Other Study ID Numbers: 133331
First Posted: July 23, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 10, 2015
Last Verified: September 2015