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The Influence of Feeding Position on Pulmonary Morbidity in Young Children

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 October 2006 by Hadassah Medical Organization.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
Information provided by:
Hadassah Medical Organization Identifier:
First received: November 3, 2005
Last updated: October 25, 2007
Last verified: October 2006
Supine feeding position is associated with serous otitis media. The hypothesis is that supine feeding is associated with recurrent otitis media, tonsillar and adenoid hypertrophy and recurrent pneumonia secondary to recurrent aspiration.

Condition Intervention
Pulmonary Diseases Tonsillar Hypertrophy Otitis Media Dental Caries Behavioral: upright feeding

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Official Title: The Influence of Feeding Position on Pulmonary Morbidity in Young Children

Further study details as provided by Hadassah Medical Organization:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • pulmonary and ear-throat-nose morbidity
  • medical costs [ Time Frame: measured every 3 months ]

Estimated Enrollment: 2000
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2008
Detailed Description:
The aim of the study is to compare two "mother and child health clinic" stations with similar socioeconomic background. Mothers from the study station will be instructed to feed their children only in an upright position since birth. In the control station mothers will continue to feed their children as usual. Pulmonary morbidity will be evaluated prospectively through the computer system of the insurance companies.

Ages Eligible for Study:   3 Months to 12 Months   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Newborn
  • Mother's compliance

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD)
  • Asthma
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Heart disease
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00248391

Contact: Avraham Avital, Prof 972-2-6777782

Hadassah Medical Organization, Jerusalem, Israel Not yet recruiting
Jerusalem, Israel, P.P.Box 12000
Contact: Avraham Avital, Prof    972-2-6777782   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hadassah Medical Organization
Principal Investigator: Avraham Avital, Prof Hadassah Medical Organization
  More Information Identifier: NCT00248391     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: avitalbotlitis- HMO-CTIL
no grant meanwhile
Study First Received: November 3, 2005
Last Updated: October 25, 2007

Keywords provided by Hadassah Medical Organization:
adenoid hypertrophy
feeding position

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Diseases
Otitis Media
Dental Caries
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Ear Diseases
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical
Tooth Demineralization
Tooth Diseases
Stomatognathic Diseases processed this record on September 21, 2017