Recruitment

Recruitment Status
Completed

Inclusion Criterias

Babies with a birth weight ≤1.5kg and gestational age ≤34 weeks were considered eligible.
Babies with a birth weight ≤1.5kg and gestational age ≤34 weeks were considered eligible.

Exclusion Criterias

presence of congenital abnormalities or conditions that interfere with growth or body composition (congenital diseases, chromosomal abnormalities, chronic lung disease, cardiac or gastrointestinal diseases).
presence of congenital abnormalities or conditions that interfere with growth or body composition (congenital diseases, chromosomal abnormalities, chronic lung disease, cardiac or gastrointestinal diseases).

Summary

Conditions
  • Malnutrition; Intrauterine or Fetal, Small-for-dates
  • Premature Birth of Newborn
Type
Observational
Design
  • Observational Model: Cohort
  • Time Perspective: Prospective

Participation Requirements

Age
Younger than 34 years
Gender
Both males and females

Description

Infants between 23 and 24 weeks gestation and with a birth weight of 500 to 1500 g are recruited to a longitudinal, observational study of nutrition, growth and body composition in Cork University Maternity Hospital, Ireland.

Infants between 23 and 24 weeks gestation and with a birth weight of 500 to 1500 g are recruited to a longitudinal, observational study of nutrition, growth and body composition in Cork University Maternity Hospital, Ireland.

Inclusion Criterias

Babies with a birth weight ≤1.5kg and gestational age ≤34 weeks were considered eligible.
Babies with a birth weight ≤1.5kg and gestational age ≤34 weeks were considered eligible.

Exclusion Criterias

presence of congenital abnormalities or conditions that interfere with growth or body composition (congenital diseases, chromosomal abnormalities, chronic lung disease, cardiac or gastrointestinal diseases).
presence of congenital abnormalities or conditions that interfere with growth or body composition (congenital diseases, chromosomal abnormalities, chronic lung disease, cardiac or gastrointestinal diseases).

Tracking Information

NCT #
NCT01881256
Collaborators
Cork University Hospital
Investigators
  • Principal Investigator: Mairead E Kiely, PhD University College Cork
  • Mairead E Kiely, PhD University College Cork