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Autologous Cord Blood Cells for Brain Injury in Term Newborns

This study has been completed.
National Medical Research Council (NMRC), Singapore
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National University Hospital, Singapore Identifier:
First received: July 23, 2012
Last updated: January 25, 2017
Last verified: April 2012

July 23, 2012
January 25, 2017
September 2011
November 2013   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Safety [ Time Frame: 1-3 days of age ]
Adverse event rates occurring in the recipients
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT01649648 on Archive Site
  • Neurodevelopment [ Time Frame: 1 month-2 years old ]
    Peabody tests, Bayley Scales of Infant Development
  • Brain imaging [ Time Frame: 1 week-6 months ]
    MRI brain at 1-2 weeks old and 4-6 months old
Same as current
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Autologous Cord Blood Cells for Brain Injury in Term Newborns
Autologous Cord Blood Cells for Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy: Phase I Study of Feasibility and Safety
This is a pilot study to test feasibility and safety of collection, preparation and infusion of a baby's own (autologous) umbilical cord blood during the first 3 days of age if the baby is born with signs of brain injury. The cord blood used is fresh (not frozen and then thawed).
The purpose of this pilot study is to evaluate the safety and feasibility of infusions of autologous (the patient's own) umbilical cord blood cells in term gestation newborn infants with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. For this study, infants who have signs of moderate to severe encephalopathy at birth and have cord blood collected at birth can receive their own cord blood cells during the 3 days of age. Babies will be followed for neurodevelopmental outcome at 1, 4 - 6, 9 - 12 months and 18-24 months. MRI brain will be obtained at 1-2 weeks and 4-6 months old.
Phase 1
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: No masking
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy
Biological: Autologous cord blood
Baby's own umbilical cord blood
Experimental: Intervention
Autologous cord blood cells arm
Intervention: Biological: Autologous cord blood
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
November 2015
November 2013   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Autologous umbilical cord blood available
  2. >36 weeks gestation
  3. Brain injury that satisfies criteria for therapeutic hypothermia
  4. Parental informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Inability to enroll by 3 postnatal days of age.
  2. Presence of known chromosomal anomaly.
  3. Presence of major congenital anomalies.
  4. Severe intrauterine growth restriction
  5. Infants in extremis for whom no additional intensive therapy will be offered by attending neonatologist.
  6. Parents refuse consent.
  7. Attending neonatologist refuses consent.
  8. Failure to collect the infant's cord blood and/or laboratory unable to process cord blood
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
up to 3 Days   (Child)
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
NMRC/EDG/1032/2, EDG09nov061
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National University Hospital, Singapore
National University Hospital, Singapore
National Medical Research Council (NMRC), Singapore
Principal Investigator: Jiun Lee, MBBS National University Hospital, Singapore
Principal Investigator: Samuel Rajadurai, MBBS KK Women's and Children's Hospital
Principal Investigator: Cheo Lian Yeo, MBBS Singapore General Hospital
National University Hospital, Singapore
April 2012

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