VEGF as a Prognostic Factor for White Matter Damage in Preterm Infants

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified November 2007 by Hadassah Medical Organization.
Recruitment status was  Not yet recruiting
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Hadassah Medical Organization Identifier:
First received: November 25, 2007
Last updated: November 26, 2007
Last verified: November 2007
We hypothesize that misexpression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in the CSF of preterm infants can be used as a biomarker to predict the risk for developming white matter damage.

Preterm Infants With White Matter Damage
Preterm Infants Developing Normally

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: VEGF as a Prognostic Factor for White Matter Damage in Preterm Infants

Further study details as provided by Hadassah Medical Organization:

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: January 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2009


Ages Eligible for Study:   25 Weeks to 40 Weeks
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
preterm infants.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Preterm infants undergoing lumbar puncture.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Preterm with IVH or known infection or meningitis.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00564161

Contact: Talya Dor, MD 972-50-8946-704
Contact: Itai Berger, MD

Sponsors and Collaborators
Hadassah Medical Organization
Principal Investigator: Talya Dor, MD Hadassah Medical Organization
  More Information Identifier: NCT00564161     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 606060-HMO-CTIL 
Study First Received: November 25, 2007
Last Updated: November 26, 2007
Health Authority: Israel: Israeli Health Ministry Pharmaceutical Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Premature Birth
Obstetric Labor Complications
Obstetric Labor, Premature
Pregnancy Complications processed this record on May 03, 2016