Infant Transition From Car Bed to Car Safety Seat
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Condition||car seat transition for at-risk infants|
|Treatment||measure infant's jaw, record all information about car seat testing, and administer questionnaires.|
|Sponsor||Children's Hospital Boston|
|Start date||April 2008|
|Trial size||24 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT00953316, X08-03-0176|
This research study has been developed to obtain preliminary information about safe timing of the transition of infants from car beds to car seats, and to find out if initial failure of the car seat challenge is associated with small jaw size or increased respiratory illness.
Male or female participants up to 1 year old.
Inclusion Criteria: - All infants who visit Children's Hospital Boston, Center for Healthy Infant Lung Development for follow up car seat testing Exclusion Criteria: - None
|Official title||A Prospective Examination of Infant Transition From Car Bed to Car Safety Seat|
|Description||Studies show that car seats can directly reduce injury in motor vehicle accidents. Unfortunately, some premature and term infants have trouble breathing from the semi-upright seating position in car seats. As a result, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends car seat challenge testing for at-risk infants, including all children born at less than 37 weeks gestation and other high risk newborns such as those with a history of breathing problems and/or low tone. Infants who fail the car seat test are discharged home in car beds. However, guidelines regarding timing of repeat car seat testing or safe transition back to a car seat are currently unavailable. At present there is no system for continued evaluation of infants sent home in car beds. In addition, it is not known when it is safe to transition infants from their car bed to a car seat. Infants transitioned too early may still have breathing problems and those transitioned too late may be at risk for injury in the event of a crash. Due to these reasons it is important to find out when it is safe to transition infants from the car bed to a car seat Moreover, it has recently been shown that some infants with apparent life threatening events (ALTE), have a smaller jaw size than their peers that did not have an ALTE. ALTEs can occur when infants are in their car seats. No studies have been found that looked to see if infants with breathing problems in their car seats also have small jaws. Furthermore no studies have looked to see if infants who fail their initial car seat challenge are at greater risk for respiratory illness during their first year of life.|
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