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Does Placenta Pathology Predict Outcome of Neonates With Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy?"

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 15, 2017
Last Update Posted : September 21, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University Children's Hospital, Zurich

Brief Summary:
The histology of the placenta of newborn infants with perinatal asphyxia and hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy is analysed. There will be an evaluation if placenta could be a biomarker for neurodevelopmental outcome at 18-24 months of age.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Asphyxia Neonatorum Other: hypothermia therapy

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 100 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Does Placenta Pathology Predict Outcome of Neonates With Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy?"
Actual Study Start Date : January 1, 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 1, 2017
Actual Study Completion Date : January 1, 2017

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Intervention Details:
  • Other: hypothermia therapy
    newborn infants with hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy are cooled for 72 hours with a target temperature of 33-34°C (whole body cooling).

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. neurodevelopmental outcome at 18-24 month of Age [ Time Frame: 7 years ]
    The investigators will analyse if there is a correlation of placenta histology and neurodevelopmental outcome

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 4 Days   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
All newborn infants with a gestational Age >35 weeks, fulfilling the inclusion criteria of perinatal asphyxia and hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy, born in Switzerland and treated in the University Hospital of Zurich with hypothermia therapy after birth

Inclusion Criteria:all newborn infants with APGAR <5 at 10minutes, pH<7.0, lactate >12mmol/L, base excess >16, resuscitation >10min after birth, gestational age >35 weeks and an encephalopathy -

Exclusion Criteria:


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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03284528

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University Children's hospital Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland, 8044
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Children's Hospital, Zurich
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Principal Investigator: Barbara Brotschi University Childrens's hospital of Zurich
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Responsible Party: University Children's Hospital, Zurich Identifier: NCT03284528    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2017-00912
First Posted: September 15, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 21, 2017
Last Verified: September 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Brain Diseases
Brain Ischemia
Hypoxia-Ischemia, Brain
Asphyxia Neonatorum
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Hypoxia, Brain
Pathologic Processes
Wounds and Injuries
Infant, Newborn, Diseases