Biochemical Markers and 2 and 3D Ultrasound to ID Maternal & Fetal Complications

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Recruitment Status : Terminated (No safety issues. Need to rewrite protocol)
First Posted : July 27, 2011
Last Update Posted : April 14, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Burt Rochelson, Northwell Health

Brief Summary:
Can a combination of prenatal screening blood tests, early ultrasound, and a 3D ultrasound of the fetal face at approximately 20 weeks gestation identify fetuses with congenital anomalies and predict maternal and fetal complications?

Condition or disease
Pregnancy Fetal Aneuploidy

Detailed Description:
Pts will be consented upon presenting to the department for a comprehensive ultrasound.The 3D picture is the only part of the study that is not part of standard obstetrical care.

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 350 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The Combination of Biochemical Markers and Two and Three Dimensional Ultrasound Using Geometric Morphometrics in the Identification of Congenital Anomalies and Maternal or Fetal Complications
Study Start Date : March 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : February 2015

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Correlation of geometric morphometric analysis of fetal brow to 10 soft markers [ Time Frame: completion of pregnancy ]
    In patients who have undergone step-wise sequential screening, how often will the evaluation of 10 midtrimester sonographic soft markers of aneuploidy such that the recommendation regarding invasive diagnostic testing be changed?

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Pregnant women presenting for a comprehensive ultrasound at approximately 20 weeks

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant women at approximately 20 weeks
  • ages 18-50
  • singleton pregnancy
  • plans to deliver at North Shore University Hosp
  • completed step-wise sequential screening

Exclusion Criteria:

  • multifetal gestation
  • minors
  • patients who have undergone diagnostic genetic testing
  • incarcerated patients
  • intention to deliver at a hospital other than North Shore University hosp

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01404221

Sponsors and Collaborators
Northwell Health
Principal Investigator: Burton Rochelson, MD Northwell Health

Responsible Party: Burt Rochelson, Investigator, MD, Northwell Health Identifier: NCT01404221     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IRB 07-077
First Posted: July 27, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 14, 2015
Last Verified: April 2015

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Chromosome Aberrations
Pathologic Processes