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Cerebral Tissue Oxygenation Values in Newborns Measured Using Laser and LED NIRS Oximeters

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Tomasz Szczapa, Poznan University of Medical Sciences Identifier:
First received: December 10, 2011
Last updated: September 9, 2013
Last verified: September 2013
The aim of the study is to compare the values of cerebral tissue oxygenation measured simultaneously using laser light (FORE-SIGHT) and LED (INVOS) cerebral oximeters.

Cerebral Oxygenation

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: A Comparison of Cerebral Tissue Oxygenation Values in Newborns Measured Simultaneously Using Laser and LED NIRS Oximeters

Further study details as provided by Tomasz Szczapa, Poznan University of Medical Sciences:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Comparison of variability and repeatability of the recorded cerebral tissue oxygenation signals between two groups of patients (clinical stable preterm and term newborns) [ Time Frame: 6 hours ]

    There are two FDA-approved near infrared cerebral oximeters:

    1. FORE-SIGHT- which uses laser light
    2. INVOS 5100- which uses light emmiting diode.

    Measurements in adult patients have showed that FORE-SIGHT provides more stable signal. Purpose of our study is to compare these two devices in newborn patients.

Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: December 2011
Study Completion Date: April 2012
Primary Completion Date: December 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
term newborns
Preterm Newborns (32-37 GA)


Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 1 Day   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Clinically stable, spontaneously breathing newborns will be included in the study. Enrolled patients will be divided into two groups: 15 term (≥37 weeks GA) and 15 preterm (32-37 weeks GA) newborns. NIRS measurements will be performed on the 1st and 3rd day of life.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clinically stable
  • Spontaneously breathing newborns

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Congenital heart defects or anomalies of central nervous system
  • Prematurity below 32 GA
  • Respiratory distress
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01496027

Katedra Neonatologii
Poznań, Wielkopolskie, Poland, 60-535
Sponsors and Collaborators
Poznan University of Medical Sciences
  More Information

MacLeod D; Ikeda K; Vacchiano C Simultaneous Comparison of FORE-SIGHT and INVOS Cerebral Oximeters to Jugular Bulb and Arterial Co-Oximetry Measurements in Healthy Volunteers ANESTH ANALG 2009; 108(SCA Suppl);1-104

Responsible Party: Tomasz Szczapa, M.D., Poznan University of Medical Sciences Identifier: NCT01496027     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 04515
Study First Received: December 10, 2011
Last Updated: September 9, 2013

Keywords provided by Tomasz Szczapa, Poznan University of Medical Sciences:
cerebral oxygenation
tissue oximeters
near infrared spectroscopy
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