Age of Red Blood Cells in Premature Infants Study (ARIPI)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified July 2011 by Ottawa Hospital Research Institute.
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
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Ottawa Hospital Research Institute Identifier:
First received: May 15, 2006
Last updated: July 27, 2011
Last verified: July 2011

To determine if the age of blood transfused to new borns in the NICU setting has an impact on their outcome.

Condition Intervention
Premature Birth
Biological: Transfusion

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Age of Red Blood Cells in Premature Infants Study (ARIPI)

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Further study details as provided by Ottawa Hospital Research Institute:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • 1. composite outcome of necrotizing enterocolitis, intraventricular hemorrhage, bronchopulmonary dysplasia and retinopathy of prematurity at 30 and 90-days. 2. mortality [ Time Frame: 2 weeks, 4 weeks, 12 weeks, 90 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • 1. individual rates of NEC, IVH, BPD and ROP at 30 and 90 days. 2. incidence of nosocomial infection 3. length of stay in NICU 4. length of mechanical ventilation [ Time Frame: 2 weeks, 4 weeks, 12 weeks, 90 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Estimated Enrollment: 450
Study Start Date: May 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Biological
PRBCs that are less than 7 days old are considered 'fresh'.
Biological: Transfusion
PRBC blood transfusions.
Other Name: non applicable
Experimental: Standard PRBCs
PRBCs 'stored' as per hospital policy.
Biological: Transfusion
PRBC blood transfusions.
Other Name: non applicable


Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 37 Weeks
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • birthweight of less than 1250g
  • admitted to participating NICU
  • consent acquired from proxy for the patient

Exclusion Criteria:

  • already received one or more transfusions
  • requirement for an exchange transfusion
  • will be receiving directed donations
  • have rare blood types/difficult cross-match
  • proxy has refused consent
  • moribund on admission to NICU/expected to die
  • mitigating child protection issues
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00326924

Canada, Ontario
Ottawa Hospital
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1H 8L6
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Study Director: Dean Fergusson, PhD OHRI
  More Information

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Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Dr. Dean Fergusson, OHRI Identifier: NCT00326924     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2004706-01H
Study First Received: May 15, 2006
Last Updated: July 27, 2011
Health Authority: Canada: Ethics Review Committee

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Premature Birth
Obstetric Labor Complications
Obstetric Labor, Premature
Pregnancy Complications processed this record on October 29, 2014