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Serum Folic Acid Levels in Preterm Infants (FALIPI)

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01360528
First Posted: May 25, 2011
Last Update Posted: February 17, 2012
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Mehmet Yekta, Zekai Tahir Burak Maternity and Teaching Hospital
  Purpose
Therefore preterm infants must need folic acid replacement than term babies.

Condition
Very Low Birth Weight Baby

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Zekai Tahir Burak Maternity and Teaching Hospital

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Further study details as provided by Mehmet Yekta, Zekai Tahir Burak Maternity and Teaching Hospital:

Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: February 2011
Study Completion Date: October 2011
Primary Completion Date: May 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
Extremely low birth weight
Extremely low birth weight under 1000 gram
Very low birth weight
Between 1000-1500 gram babies
Low birth weight
Between 1500-2500 gram

Detailed Description:
All babies need to different vitamin supplementation. Especially preterm infants need some vitamin supplements. Folic acid is very important structure of part of cell growing.ın theorically; preterm infants have very rapid cell reproduction capacity than term infants. Therefore preterm infants must need folic acid replacement than term babies. The investigators want to determine preterm infants folic acid levels due to gestational age whether needs folic acid replacement.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   24 Weeks to 34 Weeks   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Extremely low birth weight, Very low birth weight, Low birth weight
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

-All preterm infants

Exclusion Criteria:

-Major congenital anomaly

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01360528


Locations
Turkey
Zekai Tahir Burak Maternity Teaching Hospital, Neonatology Unit
Ankara, Turkey, 06600
Sponsors and Collaborators
Mehmet Yekta
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Mehmet Yekta, Zekai Tahir Burak Maternity and Teaching Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01360528     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ztb5326315185
First Submitted: May 23, 2011
First Posted: May 25, 2011
Last Update Posted: February 17, 2012
Last Verified: February 2011

Keywords provided by Mehmet Yekta, Zekai Tahir Burak Maternity and Teaching Hospital:
Folic acid replacement
Folic acid
Preterm neonate

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Birth Weight
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms
Folic Acid
Vitamin B Complex
Hematinics
Vitamins
Micronutrients
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs