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Electrogastrography in Small for Gestational Age Preterm Infants

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Meir Medical Center Identifier:
First received: January 8, 2009
Last updated: October 10, 2010
Last verified: June 2009
The purpose of this study is to determine whether small for gestational preterm infants, have delayed or decrease gastric motility compared to appropriate for gestational age preterm infants.

Premature Birth

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Electrogastrography in Small for Gestational Age Preterm Infants Compared to Appropriate for Gestational Age Infants

Further study details as provided by Meir Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • EGG compatible with age [ Time Frame: day 1 and day 7 after birth ]

Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: June 2008
Primary Completion Date: January 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Small for gestational age preterm infants
Appropriate for gestational preterm infants


Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 2 Days   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Preterm infants >31 weeks, - 37 weeks , healthy, on enteralfeeds

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. preterm infants 32-37 weeks' gestation
  2. No sepsis or ventilation
  3. Feeding orally or with NG tube.
  4. Age <48 h to be included

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. GE reflux
  2. Medication that affect gastric motility
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00819715

Neonatal Department,Meir Medical Center
Kfar-Saba, Israel, 44281
Sponsors and Collaborators
Meir Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Shmuel Arnon, MD Meir Medical Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Mrs. Leah Cohen, Meir Medical Center Identifier: NCT00819715     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0244-07-MMC
Study First Received: January 8, 2009
Last Updated: October 10, 2010

Keywords provided by Meir Medical Center:
Preterm infants
small for gestational age

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Premature Birth
Obstetric Labor, Premature
Obstetric Labor Complications
Pregnancy Complications processed this record on April 26, 2017