Evaluation of a Novel Neonatal Temperature Monitor
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03866122|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : March 7, 2019
Last Update Posted : September 10, 2021
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Neonatal Hypothermia||Device: NTM Monitoring||Not Applicable|
This study will assess the accuracy of this novel device against a commercially available patient monitor (Philips Intellivue MP30). Results will be compared to that of two existing devices designed for low resource settings: Bempu, a temperature monitor placed around an infant's wrist; and Thermospot, a sticker that changes color with temperature.
This study will enroll up to 150 infants at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital. Up to 75 subjects will be collected from the neonatal ward and 75 subjects from the Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) ward. This sample size will ensure that the investigators are able to collect sufficient data from infants with a range of gestational ages, weights, temperatures, and treatment locations (ie open cot, radiant warmer). The data from this study can be used to calculate the sample size needed in a larger study to evaluate changes in outcomes and nurse behavior related to the different temperature monitors (NTM, Bempu, Thermospot).
During the trial, the following steps will be taken:
A trained study nurse will assess the subject for clinical complications before attaching the temperature monitoring devices.
- A trained study nurse or clinician will attach the test temperature monitoring devices to the infant. A trained research assistant from Rice University or from the Biomedical Engineering Department at Malawi Polytechnic will observe all procedures and will notify the nurse of any observed errors so they may be corrected. They will also be able to answer any technical questions from the nurse. If there is any concern for the comfort or skin of the infant, only one device may be placed on at a time (NTM, Bempu, ThermoSpot).
- The trained study nurse will attach the temperature probe from the commercial gold standard as well as provide any other care needed.
- A research assistant will use a laptop to collect data from the continuous temperature monitors (NTM and gold standard). The nurse will record the temperature readings every hour from all monitors on paper forms along with the standard of care.
- Each time an alarm sounds from any device (Bempu and the commercial gold standard have audible alarms), the nurse will record all temperature values including a reading taken with the standard of care method. If the subject is found to be hyper/hypothermic, the nurse will respond with the appropriate standard of care.
- Temperature monitoring will continue for up to 3 days. The research assistant may ask the nurse to remove and reapply the temperature probes during this period.
The goal of this study is to confirm the accuracy of these temperature monitors. Target accuracy for NTM device is +/- 0.5 C. In order to confirm this temperature accuracy in the settings of both the neonatal ward and the KMC ward, 75 subjects are needed in each setting. The international standards for clinical thermometers, standard number 80601-2-56, requires that 75 subjects from each patient population be tested to demonstrate the clinical accuracy of the thermometer. The clinical accuracy is reported using a measure of bias as well as the limits of agreement.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||150 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Intervention Model Description:||One or more neonatal temperature monitors will be applied to the same infant; results between the monitors will be compared.|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Primary Purpose:||Device Feasibility|
|Official Title:||Evaluating the Accuracy of a Neonatal Temperature Monitor in Comparison With Existing Temperature Monitors|
|Actual Study Start Date :||September 6, 2017|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||September 6, 2022|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||September 6, 2022|
Experimental: Neonatal Temperature Monitor
One or more test devices (NTM, Bempu, Thermospot) will be attached to the infant in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) or KMC ward along with the Philips Intellivue patient monitor. Temperature will be monitored continuously using each device for up to 72 hours.
Device: NTM Monitoring
NTM and a patient monitor will continuously collect temperature for up to 72 hours. Additionally, Bempu and Thermospot may monitor temperature for up to 72 hours.
- Temperature measurement accuracy [ Time Frame: <72 hours ]Continuously measured temperature for test devices compared against Philips Intellivue patient monitor
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03866122
|Contact: Rebecca Elias, MPHemail@example.com|
|Principal Investigator:||Rebecca Richards-Kortum, PhD||William Marsh Rice University|
|Principal Investigator:||Queen Dube, MD||University of Malawi College of Medicine|