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Incubator Weaning of Moderately Preterm Infants

The objective of this proposal is to evaluate whether weaning from an incubator to a crib at lower versus higher weight, 1600g or 1800g will result in shorter length of hospital stay among moderately preterm infants.

The hypothesis of this study is that length of hospital stay (from birth to discharge) will be decreased among moderate preterm infants weaned from an incubator to an open crib at a lower versus higher weight, 1600g vs. 1800g.

Stanford is currently accepting patients for this trial.

Lead Sponsor:

NICHD Neonatal Research Network

Collaborator: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

Stanford Investigator(s):


  • Procedure: Weaning from an incubator at a lower weight (1600 grams)
  • Procedure: Weaning from an incubator at a higher weight (1800 grams)




Inclusion Criteria:

   - Gestational age 29 0/7 to 33 6/7 weeks at birth

   - Birth weight less than 1600 grams

   - Greater than 48 hours of age

   - Current weight less than 1540 grams

   - In an incubator

Exclusion Criteria:

   - Receiving phototherapy

   - Receiving respiratory support (including CPAP, ventilation, HFNC > 2 LPM)

   - Receiving blood pressure support

   - Designated for transfer to referral hospital while in incubator

   - Known major congenital or chromosomal anomaly

Ages Eligible for Study

29 Weeks - 34 Weeks

Genders Eligible for Study


Now accepting new patients

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Krisa Van Meurs, MD