Generic Database of Very Low Birth Weight Infants


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Trial ID: NCT00063063


The Generic Database (GDB) is a registry of very low birth weight infants born alive in NICHD Neonatal Research Network (NRN) centers. The GDB collects observational baseline data on both mothers and infants, and the therapies used and outcomes of the infants. The information collected is not specific to a disease or treatment (i.e., it is "generic"). Data are analyzed to find associations and trends between baseline information, treatments, and infant outcome, and to develop future NRN trials.

Official Title

Generic Database: A Survey of Morbidity and Mortality in Very Low Birth Weight Infants

Stanford Investigator(s)


Inclusion Criteria:

   - Infants inborn at NICHD NRN centers that are:

   - 401-1000 grams birth weight, and/or

   - 20 0/7 to 28 6/7 weeks (<29 weeks) gestational age

   - Infants enrolled in one or more additional NICHD NRN interventional trials or
   time-limited observational studies. For infants that do not meet the inclusion
   criteria above, inclusion and exclusion criteria for the Generic Database are
   determined by the criteria for the additional trial(s). In these cases, infants that
   are larger than 1,000 grams and/or older than 29 weeks may be included in the GDB.

Exclusion Criteria:

   - Infants >1,000 grams birth weight and/or >29 weeks gestational age

Note: These inclusion criteria were changed as of 1/1/2008. Prior to this date, all infants
with birth weights between 401 and 1500 grams who are admitted to NRN NICUs within 14 days
of birth were included in the database.


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Contact Information

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