Trial to Evaluate a Specified Type of Apgar (TEST-APGAR) Follow Up Study
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Trial to Evaluate a Specified Type of Apgar (TEST-APGAR) Follow-Up Study|
|Study Start Date:||April 2010|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2012|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||April 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Specifications of the individual items of the original Apgar score were suggested. These specifications slightly changed the Apgars' perspective, but did not alter the number of its components. The specified Apgar should therefore be easily applicable to every delivery room around the world. As a result of these specifications, the Apgar score will not express the efforts of the infant but describe its condition, independently of the requirements needed to achieve this condition. The advantage of the proposed definitions is the applicability in all infants, regardless of resuscitative efforts or gestational age.
To validate the accuracy of the specified version to predict neonatal mortality and long term neurological outcome in preterm infants the present prospective, observational study is planned. The study will test the hypothesis that the specified APGAR-score predicts mortality and morbidity better at 2 years of age than the conventional Apgar-score. Furthermore, the predictive reliability of the specified Apgar can be improved in combination with perinatal data respectively with the expanded Apgar version of the AAP/ACOG.
The primary outcome "condition at 2 years of age" is composed of death and a major neurological deficit. In this case "neurological deficit" is defined by the presence of one of the followings characteristics: index of mental development (Bayley Scale II) <85, blindness, deafness, cerebral palsy.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01186627
|University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus|
|Dresden, Germany, 01307|
|Principal Investigator:||Mario Ruediger||Technische Universität Dresden|