Summary

for people ages up to 1 month (full criteria)
healthy people welcome
at Orange, California
study started
estimated completion
Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Center

Description

Summary

Alterations to microvascular blood flow in premature infants, are known to contribute to several major disease entities. The optically-measured tissue blood flow, to determine tissue perfusion that can be use to detect blood loss.

Details

The researchers want to use optical technologies to non-invasively detect blood flow that can tell the onset of blood loss. The research can measure blood flow in stable premature infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit over the duration of several weeks.

The technologies are Laser Speckle Imaging and Diffuse Optical Spectroscopy.

Laser Speckle Imaging non-contact imaging technology, is sensitive to blood flow in superficial tissues. Diffuse Optical Spectroscopy, a probe-based contact technology like pulse oximetry, measures hemoglobin concentrations and states deeper below the skin surface.

Keywords

Infant, Premature, Diseases Laser Speckle Imaging and Diffuse Optical Spectroscopy

Eligibility

You can join if…

Open to people ages up to 1 month

  • premature infants born or transferred to neonatal intensive care unit with a gestational age of 28-35 weeks

You CAN'T join if...

  • NONE premature infants born or transferred to neonatal intensive care unit

Location

  • UCIMC
    Orange California 92697 United States

Lead Scientist

Details

Status
currently not accepting new patients, but might later
Start Date
Completion Date
(estimated)
Sponsor
University of California, Irvine
ID
NCT01982357
Study Type
Observational
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