L-Thyroxine Supplementation for Preterm Newborns Less Than 32 Weeks of Gestation With Hypothyroxinemia
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Sponsor||Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Amiens|
|Start date||February 2011|
|End date||December 2014|
|Trial size||50 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT01306227, PHRCIR07-DR-TOURNEUX|
Transient hypothyroxinemia of prematurity (THOP) is associated with neurodevelopmental impairment in preterm newborns < 32 weeks of gestation (WG). It is not known whether L-Thyroxine supplementation for preterm newborns <32 WG with THOP is beneficial.
The purpose of this study is to compare L-thyroxine treatment vs. placebo in newborn less than 32 WG with THOP.
The primary endpoint is the neurodevelopmental outcome at two years of life, assessed by the Brunet-Lézine score. The secondary endpoints are: death, bronchopulmonary dysplasia (oxygen therapy at 28 days of life and at 36 weeks of postnatal age), patent ductus arteriosus, shock requiring fluid loading or vasoactive treatments, enterocolitis, intraventricular hemorrhage, retinopathy of prematurity, deafness.
|United States||No locations recruiting|
|Other countries||No locations recruiting|
|Endpoint classification||safety/efficacy study|
|Intervention model||parallel assignment|
|Masking||double blind (subject, caregiver, investigator, outcomes assessor)|
time frame: 2 years old
Morbidity associated with management of newborns < 32 WG with hypothyroxinemia
time frame: discharge, 1 year, 2 years
Male or female participants up to 5 years old.
Inclusion Criteria: - Gestational age < 32 WG - FT4 (5, 6 or 7 days of life) ≤ 0.8 ng/dL - TSH (5, 6 or 7 days of life) < 20 mIU/L - Written consent from the parents Exclusion Criteria: - Maternal thyroid disease - FT4 (5, 6 or 7 days of life) > 0.8 ng/dL - TSH (5, 6 or 7 days of life) > 20 mIU/L - Grade III or IV intracerebral hemorrhage
|Official title||L-Thyroxine Supplementation for Preterm Newborns Less Than 32 Weeks of Gestation With Transient Hypothyroxinemia of Prematurity: a Prospective Randomized Double-blind Trial|
|Principal investigator||Pierre Tourneux, MD|
|Description||Preterm newborns <32 weeks of gestation (WG) are screened for THOP between day 5 and day 7 of life. THOP is defined by thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) < 20 mIU/L and FT4 < 0.80 ng/dL. After obtaining written consent from the parents, preterm newborns <32 WG with THOP will be included. Randomization is stratified by center and 2 age-groups (24-28 WG and 29-32 WG). One arm will receive L-thyroxine treatment and the other arm will receive placebo. Treatment will be started within one week after diagnosis and will last 6 weeks. TSH and FT4 will be assayed 2 weeks after stopping treatment. The primary endpoint is the neurodevelopmental outcome at two years of life, assessed by the Brunet-Lézine score.|
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