Predictors of Cord Blood Immunoglobin E (IgE) Levels

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified May 2009 by Min-Sheng General Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : May 14, 2009
Last Update Posted : May 14, 2009
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Min-Sheng General Hospital

Brief Summary:

Background: Increased total serum IgE levels are a common characteristic of atopic diseases. Increased cord blood IgE levels, in conjunction with a family history of atopy, are associated with the development of allergic diseases in children. However, little is known about predictors of cord blood IgE levels.

Objective: The aim of our study was to identify predictors of cord blood IgE levels in an ongoing large birth cohort of infants with or without a family history of atopy.

Methods: Blood sampling of mothers was performed just before the delivery of newborns. Cord blood was also collected when the child was born. Maternal and cord blood was measured for IgE levels and cytokines. Questionnaires were administered after birth of the infant.

Condition or disease

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 800 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Study Start Date : April 2009

Prenatal factors
Prenatal factors to predict cord blood IgE

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. cord blood IgE [ Time Frame: at birth ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Cord blood cytokines or other mediators [ Time Frame: at birth ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
hospital and primary care clinic based study

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Mothers in pregnancy 18 years of age or older, AND
  • Mothers able to speak Chinese.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Infant delivered at less than 36 weeks' gestation,
  • Infant with Apgar score in 5 minutes after birth < 7,
  • Infant with a major congenital anomaly, OR
  • Infant admitted to an intensive care unit.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00902096

Contact: Chien-Han Chen, MD 886-3-3179599 ext 2004

Min-Sheng General Hospital Recruiting
Taoyuan, Taiwan
Contact: Chien-Han Chen, MD   
Principal Investigator: Chien-Han Chen, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Min-Sheng General Hospital
Principal Investigator: Chien-Han Chen, MD Min-Sheng General Hospital

Responsible Party: Chien-Han Chen, Min-Sheng General Hospital Identifier: NCT00902096     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2009008
First Posted: May 14, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 14, 2009
Last Verified: May 2009

Keywords provided by Min-Sheng General Hospital:
cord blood