Post-mortem Genetic Testing

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sudhin Thayyil, Thayyil, Sudhin Identifier:
First received: May 7, 2010
Last updated: April 19, 2013
Last verified: April 2013

This is a prospective observational study to examine the incidence of cardiac ion channelopathies in unexplained still births.

Cardiac Ion Channelopathy

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Post-mortem Genetic Testing for Cardiac Ion Channelopathy in Unexplained Still Births

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by Thayyil, Sudhin:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Incidence of cardiac ion channelopathy mutation [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Incidence of cardiac ion channelopathy in 1st degree relatives of index case [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA

Skin and muscle

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: January 2011
Study Completion Date: March 2013
Primary Completion Date: March 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   24 Weeks to 42 Weeks
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

Unexplained still births


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Unexplained still births,
  • No cause of death after detailed autopsy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Lack of parental consent
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01120886

United Kingdom
Great Ormond Street Hospital
London, United Kingdom
Southampton University Hospital
Southampton, United Kingdom
Sponsors and Collaborators
Thayyil, Sudhin
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Sudhin Thayyil, Consultant Neonatologist, Thayyil, Sudhin Identifier: NCT01120886     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 48699
Study First Received: May 7, 2010
Last Updated: April 19, 2013
Health Authority: United Kingdom: Research Ethics Committee

Keywords provided by Thayyil, Sudhin:
Ion channelopathy,
Still birth
Sudden death

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pathologic Processes processed this record on April 20, 2014