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Clinical Evaluation of Ultrasonic Hydration Monitor for Infants (IHM-01)

This study has been completed.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Artann Laboratories Identifier:
First received: November 28, 2011
Last updated: March 28, 2014
Last verified: March 2014
Study will verify ability of infant Hydration Monitor (IHM) to assess changes of hydration status in newborns and infants by means of ultrasound velocity measurements through muscle tissues. Changes of tissue hydration will be followed during first days of life in newborns and in acute diarrhea in small children during re-hydration therapy. Weighting and clinical dehydration symptoms will be used as controls.

Diarrhea Dehydration

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Study of Ultrasonic Hydration Monitor for Neonatology and Pediatric Children and Infants and/or Children up to Age 3 Years Old With Diarrhea

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Further study details as provided by Artann Laboratories:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Assess the ability of IHM to measure changes of hydration status ni newborn and infants [ Time Frame: 1 week to several months ]
    Infants and small children diagnosed with diarrhea or presenting to the hopsital with diseases known to cause dehydration are eligible

Enrollment: 42
Study Start Date: November 2011
Study Completion Date: October 2012
Primary Completion Date: October 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 3 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Newborns from 1 to 7 days Small children from 1 month to 3 years old

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Newborns from 1 to 7 days old,
  • Health infants from 1 month to 3 years old,
  • Any ethnicity,
  • Male or female,
  • Infants with diarrhea,
  • Acute gastroenteritis,
  • Diarrhea and/or vomiting,
  • Suspected dehydration

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Congenital heart disease,
  • Renal failure,
  • Chronic liver disease,
  • Chronic lung disease,
  • Inflammatory bowel disease,
  • Immune deficiency,
  • Severe malnutrition,
  • Any external damage to skin of leg,
  • Infants and Children whose parents refuse permission to be included
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01482208

Children Clinical University Hospital (CCUH) of the Riga Stradinsh University (RSU)
Riga, Latvia, LV-1004
Sponsors and Collaborators
Artann Laboratories
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Principal Investigator: Dace Gardovska, Dr. Med. Head of Pediatrics, CCUH RSU
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Artann Laboratories Identifier: NCT01482208     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IHM-01
Gates Foundation ( Other Identifier: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Round 6 )
Study First Received: November 28, 2011
Last Updated: March 28, 2014

Keywords provided by Artann Laboratories:
Muscle composition

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive
Signs and Symptoms
Water-Electrolyte Imbalance
Metabolic Diseases
Pathologic Processes processed this record on August 18, 2017