Study

The preterm infant microbiome: biological, behavioral and health outcomes at 2 and 4 years of age

Study ID Alternative Stable ID Type
phs001578 Longitudinal Cohort

Study Description

This project follows a cohort of 78 Very Low Birth Weight (VLBW) previously enrolled infants in a R21 grant plus additional 25 infants through their Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) stay until they reach the age of 4 years. The data, gathered over 6 weeks of the NICU stay, includes multiple factors, such as prenatal and postnatal events and illnesses, received human milk amount, weekly means of cytokines, chemokines, growth factors, and secretory Immunoglobulin A in the milk, and weekly levels of fecal calprotectin. These factors could potentially alter the gut microbiome. Microbiome species and diversities will be measured in the laboratory of Dr. Jack Gilbert at Argonne National Laboratory using state of the science deep sequencing and amplification of microbial sRNA genes. The microbiome will again be measured in stool samples from those children at the ages of 2 and 4 years. Relationship between the prenatal and postnatal factors, human milk volume and immunobiology, fecal calprotectin levels, and the very early microbiome will be analyzed. The predictive power of the ... (Show More)

Archive Link Archive Accession
dbGaP phs001578

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