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Cerebral Oxygenation and Autoregulation in Preterm Infants

Premature infants are at high risk for variations in blood pressure and oxygenation during the first few days of life. The immaturity of the premature brain may further predispose these infants to death or the development of neurologic problems. The relationship between unstable blood pressure and oxygen levels and brain injury has not been well elucidated.

This study investigates the utility of near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS), a non-invasive oxygen-measuring device, to identify preterm infants at highest risk for brain injury or death.

Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial.

Lead Sponsor:

Stanford University

Collaborator: Medtronic - MITG

Stanford Investigator(s):


  • Device: NIRS monitoring


Inclusion Criteria:

   - inborn

   - birth weight <= 1250 grams

   - indwelling arterial catheter in place

   - age <24 hours old

Exclusion Criteria:

   - lethal chromosomal abnormality

   - major congenital anomaly

   - skin integrity insufficient to allow placement of NIRS sensors

   - decision to not provide full intensive care

Ages Eligible for Study

N/A - 24 Hours

Genders Eligible for Study


Not currently accepting new patients for this trial

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Valerie Chock, MD