Early Identification of Brain Insult in Chorioamnionitis

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified January 2013 by Sheba Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : January 29, 2013
Last Update Posted : January 29, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sheba Medical Center

Brief Summary:

Premature breaking of the amniotic fluids during pregnancy caries high risk for infection of the amniotic fluid. One of the results of chorioamnionitis is brain injury of the fetus. Fetus' brain is highly vulnerable and could be harmed even by mild inflammation before fulminant infection is developed. The aim of this study is to identify, as early as, possible signs of brain injury. S100B protein will be used as a marker for brain insult. S100b level were associated with the occurrence and size of stroke and brain trauma in adults and children. Moreover, S100B crosses the membrane and its level in women with preterm labor was associated with brain injury of preterm infant.

The study question is whether the levels of S100B in women with early amniotic fluids breakdown are associated with future brain injury of the infant, as assessed by head ultrasound and neurological examination.

Condition or disease
Chorioamnionitis Cerebral Palsy

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 90 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: S100B as a Marker for Fetal Brain Injury in Premature Rupture of Membranes
Study Start Date : January 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date : August 2015

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Developmental assessment [ Time Frame: 18 month ]

    Developmental assessment at 18 month

    1. Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales
    2. Griffith Mental Development Scales

  2. Developmental assessment [ Time Frame: 3 month ]

    Developmental assessment at term and 3 month

    1. Neurological examination
    2. Test of infant motor performance

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 55 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Pregnant women with premature rupture of the amniotic sac.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Rupture of the amniotic sac before 32 weeks
  • Gestational age less than 32 weeks
  • Singleton

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Intrauterine growth restriction
  • Positive TORCH
  • Fetus' brain malformation
  • Fetus' brain hemorrhage
  • Maternal medication with teratogenic effect

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01778725

Contact: Omer Bar - Yosef, M.D.- Ph.D. 972-52-6667344

Chaim Seba Medical Center Not yet recruiting
Ramat-Gan, Israel, 56210
Principal Investigator: Boaz Weisz, M.D.         
Sub-Investigator: Omer Bar-Yosef, M.D.-Ph.D.         
Sub-Investigator: Yoav Yinon, M.D.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sheba Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Boaz Weisz, M.D. Chaim Sheba Medical Center

Responsible Party: Sheba Medical Center Identifier: NCT01778725     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SHEBA-12-9616-BW-CTIL
First Posted: January 29, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 29, 2013
Last Verified: January 2013

Keywords provided by Sheba Medical Center:
Chorioamnionitis, S100B, Brain, Neuro-development

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cerebral Palsy
Brain Damage, Chronic
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Fetal Diseases
Pregnancy Complications
Fetal Membranes, Premature Rupture
Obstetric Labor Complications
Placenta Diseases