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Maternal Vitamin D Status and Neonatal Bone Strength (Vitamin D)

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 June 2012 by Meir Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Meir Medical Center Identifier:
First received: June 18, 2012
Last updated: February 11, 2013
Last verified: June 2012


  1. To determine the incidence of vitamin D deficiency among Israeli pregnant women
  2. To access whether maternal vitamin D status affects infant bone strength.


  1. Vitamin D levels -in cord blood and maternal blood
  2. The mother will fill a demographic and nutritional questionnaire

    The Infants:

  3. Growth assessment of the infants: weight length and head circumference
  4. Bone strength measurement by Quantitative Ultrasound (Sunlight Omnisense 7000/8000TM)

Maternal Vitamin D Status Neonatal Bone Quantitative Ultrasound Measurements

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Maternal Vitamin D Status and Neonatal Bone Strength

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Further study details as provided by Meir Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Bone speed of sound and maternal vitamin D levels [ Time Frame: first tow days of life ]

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: July 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date: July 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
mother infants pairs


Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Inborn mother infants pairs

Inclusion Criteria:

  • mother-baby pairs,
  • birth week 35-42.
  • Jewish and Arab women that read and understand Hebrew.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • large neonatal congenital defects.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01630603

Contact: Ita Litmanovich, MD 09-7471554

Neonatal department Meir Medical Center Not yet recruiting
Kfar Saba, Israel
Contact: Ita Litmanovich, MD         
Principal Investigator: Ita Litmanovich, MD         
Meir Medical Center Recruiting
Kfar-Saba, Israel
Contact: Ita Litmanovitz Litmanovitz, MD         
Meir Medical Center Recruiting
Kfar-Saba, Israel
Contact: Ita Litmanovits    09-7471154   
Principal Investigator: Ita Litmanovitz, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Meir Medical Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Meir Medical Center Identifier: NCT01630603     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MMC14-12
Study First Received: June 18, 2012
Last Updated: February 11, 2013

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Vitamin D
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Bone Density Conservation Agents processed this record on August 23, 2017