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Gender-specific aEEGs and Outcome in Preterms

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01562236
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 23, 2012
Last Update Posted : March 23, 2012
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Study Description
Brief Summary:

Background and objectives: Male sex is a risk factor for poor neurodevelopmental outcome following preterm birth. The investigators aimed to investigate gender-related differences in amplitude-integrated electroencephalography (aEEG) and to correlate these findings with neurodevelopmental outcome.

Methods: Preterm infants born <30 weeks' gestational age between 2000 and 2002 were prospectively included. aEEGs obtained within the first two weeks of life were evaluated and classified according to background activity, sleep-wake cycling (SWC) and seizure activity. Outcome was assessed at three years.


Condition or disease
Gender Role Disorder, Male to Female Type

Study Design

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 148 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Gender-related Differences in Early Amplitude-integrated Electroencephalography in Newborns < 30 Weeks' Gestational Age and Their Correlation With Neurodevelopment Outcome at Three Years Corrected Age
Study Start Date : January 2000
Primary Completion Date : December 2002
Study Completion Date : October 2011
Groups and Cohorts


Outcome Measures

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   24 Weeks to 30 Weeks   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
preterms born < 30 weeks gestational age who had aEEG measurements within the first 2 weeks of life who had assessment of outcome at 3 years corrected age
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • born<30 weeks gestational age
  • who had aEEGs in first 2 weeks of life
  • who were assessed for outcome at 3 years of age

Exclusion Criteria:

  • born>30 weeks gestational age
  • had no aEEGs in first 2 weeks of life
  • lost for follow-up at 3 years
Contacts and Locations

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Locations
Austria
Medical University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria, 1090
Sponsors and Collaborators
Medical University of Vienna
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Monika Olischar, MD Neonatology
More Information

Responsible Party: Monika Olischar, Ass Prof Dr, Medical University of Vienna
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01562236     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: gender148
First Posted: March 23, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 23, 2012
Last Verified: March 2012