Magnesium Sulphate in Perinatal Asphyxia (Magsulf)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dr.Mushtaq, Sheri Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences Identifier:
First received: November 2, 2007
Last updated: November 29, 2013
Last verified: November 2013
Magnesium sulphate has been shown to be neuroprotective. The investigators hypothesize that magnesium sulphate infusion given to babies with perinatal asphyxia should improve outcome in the immediate neonatal period.

Condition Intervention Phase
Perinatal Asphyxia , Moderate to Severe HIE
Drug: Magnesium sulphate
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Caregiver, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Magnesium Sulphate in Perinatal Asphyxia: A Randomized Placebo Controlled Trial.

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • good short term out come [ Time Frame: at discharge ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Death and or abnormal neurological outcome at discharge

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • abnormal neurological examination and abnormal CT Head [ Time Frame: at discharge ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: September 2004
Study Completion Date: August 2006
Primary Completion Date: August 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Magnesium sulphate, neurological outcome
Magnesium sulphate 250mg/kg after every 24 hours starting within 6 hours from birth
Drug: Magnesium sulphate
Magnesium sulphate 250mg/kg/dose for 3 doses
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Placebo every 24 hours for 3 doses starting from 6 hours after birth

Detailed Description:
Magnesium sulphate has a neuroprotective potential as has been shown by many studied in pregnant ladies with eclampsia where it helped neonates also and in mothers with preterm labour where the incidence of cerebral palsy was less. We designed a randomised controlled trial on 40 neonates with severe perinatal asphyxia to see whether it helps in the short term outcome of these neonates.

Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 6 Hours
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Babies eligible for the study were:

    1. Term or post term
    2. Less than 6 hours of age and had
    3. severe perinatal asphyxia as manifested by any three of the following criteria.

      • History of fetal distress (late deceleration, Loss of beat to beat variability, fetal bradycardia, meconium stained amniotic fluid)
      • Need for immediate neonatal ventilation with bag and mask or through endotracheal intubation for 2 minutes or more after delivery
      • A 5-minute Apgar score of < 6
      • Base deficit 15 mEq/L in cord blood or admission arterial or cord blood pH 4.Moderate to severe encephalopathy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with severe IUGR
  • Any condition unrelated to asphyxia
  • Maternal prenatal magnesium administration
  • Metabolic disorder
  • Chromosomal anomalies; and
  • Congenital malformations were excluded from the study
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00553072

Sheri-Kashmir Institute of Medical Scienceds
Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sheri Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences
Principal Investigator: Dr.Mushtaq A Bhat, M.D. SKIMS
Study Chair: Dr.Javeed I Bhat, M.D. SKIMS
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Dr.Mushtaq, Professsor, Sheri Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences Identifier: NCT00553072     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SKIMS-001 
Study First Received: November 2, 2007
Last Updated: November 29, 2013
Health Authority: India: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Sheri Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences:
magnesium sulphate

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Asphyxia Neonatorum
Infant, Newborn, Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Wounds and Injuries
Magnesium Sulfate
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents
Calcium Channel Blockers
Cardiovascular Agents
Central Nervous System Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Membrane Transport Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Reproductive Control Agents
Sensory System Agents
Therapeutic Uses
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