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New York, New York 10021


The purpose of this study is to see if an oral sucrose solution can comfort premature infants during their necessary eye exams. The investigators believe that the use of this solution prior to the eye exams will lead to a decrease in pain as measured by a rise in heart rate and a fall in oxygen saturation. In addition this will lead to a decrease in events in the 12 hours following examination. Events include episodes when the infants temporarily stop breathing, have a drop in their heart rates, or have a drop in their oxygen levels.


Inclusion Criteria: - All premature infants admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit requiring serial dilated examinations to assess for retinopathy of prematurity will be candidates for this study. This includes all infants with a birthweight of less than 1500 g and infants between 1500 g and 2000 g who require supplemental oxygen. Exclusion Criteria: - Any infant who is unable to safely suckle 0.5 cc of fluid will be excluded from the study. This includes infants that are being maintained on ventilators and those with serious gastrointestinal complications that may be exacerbated by an oral fluid bolus. - Any infant being maintained on narcotics for any reason will not be eligible for the study. - All infants with major congenital anomalies will be excluded.



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Tamara L Rousseau, MD
Neonatology Fellow at NYPH-Weill Cornell Medical Center

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Location Contact:

New York, New York 10021
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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