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Premature Birth clinical trials at UCSD

4 in progress, 1 open to eligible people

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  • Two Year Developmental Follow-up for PREMOD2 Trial (Premature Infants Receiving Milking or Delayed Cord Clamping)

    open to eligible people ages 22 months to 42 months

    An extension of the PREMOD2 trial, the PREMOD2 Follow-Up trial will evaluate the neurodevelopmental outcomes at 22-26 months corrected age of preterm children who received UCM or DCC. This prospective multi-national randomized controlled trial (RCT) is a two-arm parallel non-inferiority design of two alternative approaches of treatment.

    San Diego, California and other locations

  • Prematurity Risk Assessment Combined With Clinical Interventions for Improving Neonatal outcoMEs

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    This prospective, randomized, controlled study evaluates the safety and efficacy of a preterm birth (PTB) prevention strategy versus standard of care pregnancy management to reduce the incidence of adverse pregnancy outcomes.

    San Diego, California and other locations

  • Timing of Inguinal Hernia Repair in Premature Infants

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The purpose of this study is to determine whether early (before NICU discharge) or late (55-60 weeks post-menstrual age) inguinal hernia repair is safer for premature infants who have an inguinal hernia.

    San Diego, California and other locations

  • Microbiome, Atopic Disease, Prematurity

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    There is increasing recognition that the microbiome may be important in the development of allergic disease. Asthma is the most prevalent pediatric chronic disease and affects more than 300 million people worldwide. For unclear reasons, those infants born at 34 weeks and earlier are three times as likely to develop asthma. Factors such as formula feeding, C-section delivery and antibiotic exposure may play a role. Recent evidence has identified a "critical window" in early life where gut and breast milk microbial changes are most influential. The investigators propose a novel study to follow a cohort of premature babies in the NICU and after discharge home. The investigators aim to examine whether various exposures of babies in the NICU impact their milk and gut microbiome and lead to asthma and allergies. Our specific aims are: 1. To assess if there is a specific pattern of gut and/or breast milk microbiome over time that is affected by the type of nutrition a baby receives (donor vs maternal vs formula) or other exposures such as antibiotics. 2. Assess whether there are patterns in the microbiome associated with the development of allergic sensitization patterns. 3. Determine if early patterns of the microbiome and allergic sensitization predict allergic conditions (food allergies, allergic rhinitis, eczema, asthma) by 2 years of age. The investigators will recruit approximately 50 subjects born at 34 weeks of gestation or earlier from two local level III NICU. These subjects will be followed over their NICU course with weekly stool, milk feed, and oral saliva collection as well as documentation of relevant events including prenatal history, delivery history, nutrition and breast feeding history and antibiotic courses. Further samples will be collected after discharge at research visits that will take place Rady Children's Hospital until 4-6 years of age. At these visits, standardized allergy questionnaires and a blood allergy panel will be obtained. Together this data will provide a unique opportunity to identify potential shifts in the microbiome associated with nutrition, asthma and allergy in preterm infants. Ultimately, the investigators may be able to discover ways to prevent the development of asthma and allergies during this early window of opportunity.

    San Diego, California and other locations

Our lead scientists for Premature Birth research studies include .

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