Effect of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment on Length of Stay in Preterms
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01544257|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 5, 2012
Last Update Posted : March 5, 2012
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Prematurity||Other: osteopathic manipulative treatment Procedure: Usual care||Phase 4|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||100 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||Effect of OMT on Length of Stay in a Population of Preterm Infants: RCT Study|
|Study Start Date :||August 2008|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||December 2009|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||December 2009|
patients under standard medical care plus OMT.
Other: osteopathic manipulative treatment
Patients from this group received osteopathic treatments twice a week for the entire length of stay in the unit.
No Intervention: Control
patients under standard medical care plus only osteopathic evaluation
Procedure: Usual care
Patients from control group received standard care plus osteopathic evaluation only, according to the same schedule as the study group.
- evaluate the effectiveness of OMT in reducing LOS [ Time Frame: participants will be followed for the duration of hospital stay, an expected average of 4 weeks ]
- pre-post difference in weight gain [ Time Frame: participants will be followed for the duration of hospital stay, an expected average of 4 weeks ]
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01544257
|Pescara, Italy, 65124|
|Study Chair:||Francesco Cerritelli, DO, MS||European Institute for Evidence Based Osteopathic Medicine|