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Brain Structure and Development in Pre-Term and Full-Term Infants

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00679471
First Posted: May 16, 2008
Last Update Posted: June 4, 2013
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Collaborator:
University of Delaware
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Christiana Care Health Services
  Purpose
The purpose of this study is to see how full-term and pre-term infants' brains relate to their movement and development throughout the first two years of life. All infants who participate in this study will have a magnetic resonance image (MRI) of the brain prior to discharge from the hospital. Infants will then have follow-up appointments every 3-6 months at home or at the Infant Motor Behavior Laboratory at the University of Delaware. The follow-up sessions will test how infants change their movements to respond to interesting objects or sounds in their environment. It is hoped that the results of this study will assist clinicians in developing better testing and treatment methods for those infants at risk for developmental problems.

Condition
Healthy

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The Relationship Between Early Brain Structure and Development in Full-Term and Pre-Term Infants

Resource links provided by NLM:


Further study details as provided by Christiana Care Health Services:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To compare the learning and coordination impairments of extremely low birth weight infants with full term infants at 3 and 6 months of age [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    To compare the learning and coordination impairments of extremely low birth weight infants with full term infants at 3 and 6 months of age. This is accomplished through a series of play activities.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To relate the learning and coordination impairments of extremely low birth weight infants at 3 and 6 months of age to their CNS impairments at term age. [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    To relate the learning and coordination impairments of extremely low birth weight infants at 3 and 6 months of age to their CNS impairments at term age.


Other Outcome Measures:
  • To determine the ability of data from learning and coordination impairments and brain MRI / MRS (magnetic resonance spectroscopy) to predict results from common clinical assessments from 3-24 months. [ Time Frame: 24 months. ]
    To determine the ability of data from learning and coordination impairments and brain MRI / MRS (magnetic resonance spectroscopy) to predict results from common clinical assessments from 3-24 months. MRI / MRS (magnetic resonance spectroscopy) of the brain was performed as close to term equivalent age as possible.


Enrollment: 47
Study Start Date: November 2007
Study Completion Date: December 2011
Primary Completion Date: December 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
Pre-Term
Infants born pre-term with birthweight less than 1KG
Full-Term Infants
Well infants who are born full-term

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 30 Months   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Pre-term or full-term infants who are admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Christiana Hospital.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Pre-term infants (< 1 Kg Birthweight)
  • Full-term infants (well)
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00679471


Locations
United States, Delaware
University of Delaware: Infant Motor Beahvior Lab
Newark, Delaware, United States, 19717
Christiana Hospital
Newark, Delaware, United States, 19718
Sponsors and Collaborators
Christiana Care Health Services
University of Delaware
Investigators
Principal Investigator: David A. Paul, MD Christiana Hospital
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Christiana Care Health Services
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00679471     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CCC27122
First Submitted: May 14, 2008
First Posted: May 16, 2008
Last Update Posted: June 4, 2013
Last Verified: June 2013

Keywords provided by Christiana Care Health Services:
pre-term infants
full-term infants
MRI
brain structure development
pre term
full term

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Premature Birth
Obstetric Labor, Premature
Obstetric Labor Complications
Pregnancy Complications