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Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) Surgical Database

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified January 2006 by Boston Children’s Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
Glaser Pediatric Research Network
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
Yale University
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Boston Children’s Hospital Identifier:
First received: June 30, 2005
Last updated: January 14, 2008
Last verified: January 2006
The general objectives of this protocol are to develop a multi-center prospective data collection process to identify risk factors for progression of Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC). These data will be used as a basis for identifying management strategies appropriate for further evaluation (randomized controlled trials), to develop evidence-based standards of care, and as a tool to facilitate quality-assessment at individual centers through comparison of outcomes with the entire database.

Necrotizing Enterocolitis

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: GPRN Neonatal Surgical Database: Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) Protocol

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Further study details as provided by Boston Children’s Hospital:

Estimated Enrollment: 300
Study Start Date: December 2003

Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 2 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

Patients must meet at least one criterion from each of the following three categories:

Historical Factors:

  • Feeding intolerance defined as vomiting of 2 or more feedings within 24 hours or any vomitus containing bile, or the presence of gastric residuals of volume greater than 6cc/kg or any aspirate containing bile
  • Apneic/bradycardic episodes
  • Oxygen desaturation episode not otherwise explained
  • Guaiac positive or grossly bloody stools

Physical Examination Findings:

  • Abdominal distention recorded by practitioner
  • Capillary refill time greater than 2 seconds
  • Abdominal wall discoloration
  • Abdominal tenderness

Radiographic Findings:

  • Pneumatosis intestinalis
  • Portal venous gas
  • Ileus
  • Dilated bowel
  • Pneumoperitoneum
  • Air/fluid levels
  • Thickened bowel walls
  • Ascites or peritoneal fluid
  • Free intraperitoneal air

Exclusion Criteria:

Patients will be excluded for any of the following:

  • Major gastrointestinal anomaly
  • Prior abdominal operation
  • Family does not consent to participate (A list of patients for whom consent was refused will be maintained in order to avoid contacting these families repeatedly. All families who refuse consent will be queried as to the reason for refusal).
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00120159

United States, Massachusetts
Children's Hospital, Boston
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115
Sponsors and Collaborators
Boston Children’s Hospital
Glaser Pediatric Research Network
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
Yale University
Principal Investigator: Tom Jaskic, MPH, PhD Boston Children’s Hospital
  More Information Identifier: NCT00120159     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: X03-12-080
Study First Received: June 30, 2005
Last Updated: January 14, 2008

Keywords provided by Boston Children’s Hospital:
Necrotizing Enterocolitis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Enterocolitis, Necrotizing
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Intestinal Diseases processed this record on September 21, 2017