A MRI Study of Visual and Motor Pathways in Premature Infants

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified February 2014 by Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01514747
First received: January 18, 2012
Last updated: February 11, 2014
Last verified: February 2014
  Purpose

Approximately 30,000 babies annually are born with extremely low birth weight (ELBW) in the US. These babies often have motor and/or visual problems when they grow up. It is very important to identify high risk ELBW infants as early as possible, so that the investigators can treat them earlier to prevent poor development. Neurological examination at early age is not good enough to identify high risk ELBW infants. One the other hand, some magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) methods such as diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and resting state functional MRI (rfMRI) have shown great sensitivity to brain injury which may cause motor and visual problems. Therefore, the investigators propose to use DTI and rfMRI on ELBW infants at a very early age to predict long−term outcome and to identify infants who are at high risk of having motor and/or visual problems when they grow up.


Condition
Premature Birth

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective

Further study details as provided by Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute:

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: October 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
ELBW infants

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   2 Months to 5 Months
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

ELBW infants with birth weight 401-1000 g (gestational age <30 weeks)

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • ELBW infants with birth weight 401-1000 g (gestational age <30 weeks)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Complex congenital anomalies
  • Central nervous system malformations,
  • Chromosomal abnormalities, or hydrops fetalis
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01514747

Locations
United States, Arkansas
Arkansas Children's Hospital Recruiting
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States, 72211
Contact: Xiawei Ou, PhD    501-364-4837    ouxiawei@uams.edu   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01514747     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ISMRM_OU, ISMRM_2011
Study First Received: January 18, 2012
Last Updated: February 11, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Premature Birth
Obstetric Labor, Premature
Obstetric Labor Complications
Pregnancy Complications

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 29, 2014