Early Exposure to OMT Prevents Long LOS

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European Institute for Evidence Based Osteopathic Medicine

Status

Completed

Conditions

Prematurity

Treatments

Other: Usual care
Other: osteopathic manipulative treatment

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT01784835
NEO-02

Details and patient eligibility

About

The application of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) in preterm infants has been demonstrated to be effective in reducing length of stay (LOS). The scope of the present study is to investigate the association between earlier exposure to OMT and reduction of LOS in premature infants

Enrollment

113 patients

Sex

All

Ages

32 to 37 weeks old

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • preterm infants born at age between 29 and 37 weeks
  • osteopathic treatment performed < 14 days after birth
  • preterms born in the same hospital

Exclusion criteria

  • Gestational age < 29 weeks
  • Gestational age > 37 weeks
  • First OMT performed after 14 days from birth
  • genetic disorders
  • congenital disorders
  • cardiovascular abnormalities
  • proven or suspected necrotized enterocolitis with or without gastrointestinal perforation proven or suspected abdominal obstruction
  • pre/post surgery patients
  • pneumoperitoneum
  • atelectasis
  • Newborn from an HIV seropositive/drug addicted mother
  • respiratory disorders
  • transferred to/from other hospital
  • admitted for preterminal comfort care (defined as neither intubation nor cardio-respiratory resuscitation)

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

Triple Blind

113 participants in 2 patient groups

control
Other group
Description:
patients under standard medical care
Treatment:
Other: Usual care
OMT
Experimental group
Description:
patients under usual medical care plus osteopathic treatment
Treatment:
Other: osteopathic manipulative treatment

Trial contacts and locations

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