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

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
(Closed: logistical problems that could not be resolved.)
Information provided by:
Christiana Care Health Services Identifier:
First received: November 9, 2009
Last updated: April 3, 2015
Last verified: April 2015
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.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Comparison of Temporal Artery, Axillary, and Rectal Temperatures in Preterm Infants in the NICU

Further study details as provided by Christiana Care Health Services:

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

Enrollment: 0
Study Start Date: January 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

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: 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
  More Information

Responsible Party: Michael F. Bruno, MD, Christiana Care Health System Identifier: NCT01012128     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 600687
Study First Received: November 9, 2009
Last Updated: April 3, 2015

Keywords provided by Christiana Care Health Services:
Temporal Artery Thermometer
Preterm Infants processed this record on September 21, 2017