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Therapeutic Controlled Hypothermia in the Treatment of Neonates With Severe Necrotizing Enterocolitis (CoolNEC)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified March 2012 by Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01330576
First Posted: April 7, 2011
Last Update Posted: March 2, 2012
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Information provided by:
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust
  Purpose
Hypothesis: Controlled hypothermia to 33.5C for 48 hours reduces the severity of critical illness in neonates with severe necrotizing enterocolitis.

Condition Intervention Phase
Necrotizing Enterocolitis Procedure: cooling blanket/mattress Procedure: Standard treatment of care at normothermia Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Therapeutic Controlled Hypothermia in the Treatment of Neonates With Severe Necrotizing Enterocolitis

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Further study details as provided by Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Difference in sequential organ failure assessment (SOFA) score [ Time Frame: 5 days ]
    Difference in sequential organ failure assessment (SOFA) score at 5 days after intervention


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Baseline time taken to establish full enteral feeds [ Time Frame: 5 days ]
    Time to establish full enteral feeds and organ functional investigation and biomarkers at baseline, 24 hours post, 63 hours post and day 5 post intervention

  • Neurodevelopmental Assessment [ Time Frame: 24 months ]
    Neurodevelopmental outcome with MRI at term corrected age and neurodevelopmental assessment at 3, 6,12 and 24 months and mortality data


Estimated Enrollment: 46
Study Start Date: August 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Placebo Comparator: Standard treatment of care at normothermia
Control group: Standard treatment of care at normothermia
Procedure: Standard treatment of care at normothermia
Standard treatment of care in 33.5C for 48 hours
Experimental: cooling blanket/mattress
Therapeutic controlled hypothermia (33.5C) using cooling blanket/mattress
Procedure: cooling blanket/mattress
Therapeutic controlled hypothermia (33.5C) using cooling blanket/mattress

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • weight at diagnosis > 700 grams
  • confirmed NEC (Bell's stage II or III)
  • radiological evidence of pneumatosis coli
  • systemic compromise as defined by increase in ventilation requirement and/or requiring inotopic support
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01330576


Locations
United Kingdom
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust Recruiting
London, United Kingdom, WC1N 1EH
Contact: Agostino Pierro, Professor       a.pierro@ich.ucl.ac.uk   
Principal Investigator: Nurain Sim, Dr         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust
  More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: Research Governance Co-ordinator, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01330576     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 06SG14
First Submitted: April 4, 2011
First Posted: April 7, 2011
Last Update Posted: March 2, 2012
Last Verified: March 2012

Keywords provided by Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust:
Hypothermia
cooling
necrotizing enterocolitis
NEC
neonates
preterm

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hypothermia
Enterocolitis
Enterocolitis, Necrotizing
Body Temperature Changes
Signs and Symptoms
Gastroenteritis
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Intestinal Diseases