Comparison of Three Methods of Taking Temperatures in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit

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Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (Closed: logistical problems that could not be resolved.)
First Posted : November 11, 2009
Last Update Posted : April 6, 2015
Information provided by:
Christiana Care Health Services

Brief Summary:
Preterm infants will have their body temperature measured by three different devices in order to evaluate whether the newest device, a temporal artery scanning thermometer, is accurate for patients in the preterm period.

Condition or disease

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 0 participants
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Comparison of Temporal Artery, Axillary, and Rectal Temperatures in Preterm Infants in the NICU
Study Start Date : January 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date : January 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2011

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Accuracy of temporal artery thermometer measurements [ Time Frame: 5 minutes ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 6 Months   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Preterm infants corrected to 30-35 weeks gestation

Inclusion Criteria:

  • preterm infants corrected to 30-35 weeks gestation
  • current incubator set on air control between 28-30 degrees centigrade

Exclusion Criteria:

  • infants <30 and >35 weeks gestation
  • infants requiring > 30 degrees centigrade in incubator on air control
  • infants currently not in an incubator

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01012128

United States, Delaware
Christiana Hospital
Newark, Delaware, United States, 19718
Sponsors and Collaborators
Christiana Care Health Services
Principal Investigator: Michael F Bruno, MD Christiana Hospital / Christiana Care Health System

Responsible Party: Michael F. Bruno, MD, Christiana Care Health System Identifier: NCT01012128     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 600687
First Posted: November 11, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 6, 2015
Last Verified: April 2015

Keywords provided by Christiana Care Health Services:
Temporal Artery Thermometer
Preterm Infants