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Laryngomalacia Exposed

This study has been completed.
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Boushahri Clinic Medical Center Identifier:
First received: December 1, 2008
Last updated: July 16, 2010
Last verified: December 2008
Laryngomalacia is the most common congenital laryngeal anomaly and the most frequent cause of stridor in infants and children. Symptoms usually appear within the first 2 weeks of life. Its severity increases up to 6 months. 15-60% of infants with laryngomalacia have synchronous airway anomalies.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Laryngomalacia Exposed

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Further study details as provided by Boushahri Clinic Medical Center:

Enrollment: 1500
Study Start Date: January 2006
Study Completion Date: September 2008
Primary Completion Date: July 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:
The most common health complications associated with laryngomalacia were: 1. Gastroesophageal reflux which was presented by arching, choking, gagging, feeding aversion and continuous crying 2. Frequent unilateral eye infections 3. Repeated choking, frequent vomiting and poor weight gain 4. Repeated upper respiratory tract infections (viral and bacterial), coughing and cyanosis 5. Repeated secretory otitis media 6. Aspiration pneumonia

Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 2 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Primary care clinics

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 500 full term babies ≥ 37 weeks of both sexes were delivered by different modes of delivery, with birth weights of ≥ 2.5 kg, with no history of natal complications and from the same community.
  • Mothers of these babies are from different socioeconomic standards with different educational levels.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01042223

Boushahri Clinic Medical Center
Kuwait, P.O.Box :698 Salmiya, Kuwait, 22007
Sponsors and Collaborators
Boushahri Clinic Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Mohamed S EL-Sayed, MBBCh, MSc, MD New Children's Hospital, Cairo University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Medical Director, Dr Mohamed Said EL-Sayed Identifier: NCT01042223     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Boushahri Clinic
Study First Received: December 1, 2008
Last Updated: July 16, 2010

Keywords provided by Boushahri Clinic Medical Center:
Factors Predisposing or Causing

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cartilage Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Laryngeal Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
Musculoskeletal Abnormalities
Congenital Abnormalities
Connective Tissue Diseases processed this record on September 21, 2017