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Observational Study of Infants Born at 34 to 37 Weeks of Gestation Until the Age of 1 Year

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 December 2007 by Sheba Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
Information provided by:
Sheba Medical Center Identifier:
First received: October 25, 2007
Last updated: December 24, 2007
Last verified: December 2007
Late preterm infants are at an increased risk for short and long term morbidity (during the 1st year of life, their neurodevelopmental status may also be delayed as compared to infants born at term). The term "near term infants" is probably a deceiving one.

Respiratory Distress Hypoglycemia Feeding Intolerance Jaundice Hypothermia Developmental Delay

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Late Preterm Infants:Clinical Course and Outcome From Birth Through Out the First Year of Life.

Further study details as provided by Sheba Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • neurodevelopmental, health and growth status in late preterm infants vs. controls within the first year of life [ Time Frame: one year ]

Estimated Enrollment: 300
Study Start Date: December 2007
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2009
Detailed Description:
The study will include all near term infants born at 3 Israeli medical centers during a one year period.

Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 30 Days   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
All infants born at a gestational age of 34-37 weeks in 3 medical centers in Israel

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Gestational age 34wks- 37wks
  • Singleton
  • Without chromosomal abnormalities or malformations

Exclusion Criteria:

  • No chromosomal abnormalities
  • Malformations
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00550069

Contact: Iris Morag, MD +972-52-666-7393
Contact: Lidia Gavis, MD 052-666-7360

Sheba Medical Center Not yet recruiting
Tel Hashomer, Israel, 52621
Principal Investigator: Iris Morag, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sheba Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Iris Morag, M.D Sheba Medical Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Dr. Iris Morag, Sheba Medical Cener Identifier: NCT00550069     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SHEBA-07-4821-IM-CTIL
Study First Received: October 25, 2007
Last Updated: December 24, 2007

Keywords provided by Sheba Medical Center:
late preterm infants
near term infants

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Body Temperature Changes
Signs and Symptoms
Pathologic Processes
Skin Manifestations processed this record on September 21, 2017