Expired Study
This study is not currently recruiting Study Participants on ClinicalConnection.com. If you would like to find active studies please search for clinical trials.

Durham, North Carolina 27710


The purpose of this study is to better understand S-nitrosohemeglobin (SNO-Hb) in transfused blood of extremely preterm infants. The long term goal of the project is to identify variation in the SNO-Hb between packed red blood cell units, and between and among individual preterm infants pre and post-transfusion. Duke investigators are developing methods to replenish SNO-Hb, which, if successful, would improve RBC deformation in addition to providing a vasodilatory stimulation to hypoxic tissue, and lead to a randomized clinical trial testing treated vs. untreated RBC transfusions in extremely premature infants. AIM 1. Measure the Total Hemoglobin (Hb)-bound nitric oxide (NO), Hb [Fe] NO, SNO-Hb (a calculated value = (total Hb-NO - Hb [Fe] NO) in blood to be transfused in extremely preterm babies, and in samples pre and post- transfusion from the babies. Hypothesis 1: Measures of NO and SNO-Hb will be low in blood used for transfusion in preterm infants and will be decreased in the post-transfusion samples from the infants compared with the pre-transfusion samples. AIM 2. Collect clinical data about study participants, including oxygen saturation and measures of perfusion pre and post-transfusion. Hypothesis 2: Measures of perfusion will be reduced by 20% post-transfusion in extremely preterm infants.


Inclusion Criteria: - Infant < 28 weeks gestation at birth - Undergoing PRBC transfusion with a volume ≥ 10 cc/kg - Availability and willingness of the parent/legally authorized representative to provide written informed consent. Exclusion Criteria: - Any concomitant condition, which in the opinion of the investigator would preclude a patient's participation in the study - Previous participation in the study.



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
P Brian Smith, MD MHS
Duke University

Backup Contact:


Location Contact:

Durham, North Carolina 27710
United States

There is no listed contact information for this specific location.

Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

Modifications to this listing: Only selected fields are shown, please use the link below to view all information about this clinical trial.

Click to view Full Listing

This study is not currently recruiting Study Participants on ClinicalConnection.com. The form below is not enabled.