Can Ultrasound Replace Amniocentesis for Confirming Fetal Lung Maturation Among Premature Fetuses?
The purpose of this study is to measure prenatally with ultrasound the intratracheal flow volume displaced during breathing cycle in premature fetuses and to check whether a relationship exists between the inspired fluid and fetal lung maturation.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
|Official Title:||Can Ultrasound Replace Amniocentesis for Confirming Fetal Lung Maturation Among Premature Fetuses?|
- To check whether a threshold exists between peak velocity and/or volume of fluid inspired by the fetus and lung maturation. [ Time Frame: end of the study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||July 2008|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||June 2014|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||December 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
To measure intratracheal flow volume (and peak velocity) displaced during breathing cycle in premature fetuses.