Individual Study / ACTION

Accesso alle Cure e Terapie Intensive Ostetriche e Neonatali (Access to Obstetrical and Neonatal Intensive Care)

Accesso alle Cure e Terapie Intensive Ostetriche e Neonatali (Access to Obstetrical and Neonatal Intensive Care)

Initiatives -
To compare the short-term outcome of assisted conception and naturally conceived preterm infants < 32 weeksgestation. *Note: All published information has been collected from the article referenced in the Marker Paper box below. Therefore, there may be variations with more advanced versions of the study.*
Start Year
2003
End Year
2014
Funding
Italian Ministry of Health (Programma di Ricerca Finalizzata 2002–2004)

Members

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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Carlo Corchia
    International Centre on Birth Defects and Prematurity(ICBD)

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
Infants were followed up to discharge from hospital or death in NICU. At 2 and 8/11 years of age, participants attended a hospital examination to assess general health.

Marker Paper

Corchia, C., Da Frè, M., Di Lallo, D., Gagliardi, L., Macagno, F., Carnielli, V., Miniaci, S., & Cuttini, M. (2014). Mortality and major morbidities in very preterm infants born from assisted conception or naturally conceived: results of the area-based ACTION study. BMC pregnancy and childbirth, 14, 307. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2393-14-307

PUBMED 25193062

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Families

Number of participants

Number of participants
2,660
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
Mothers of infants born at 22 to 31 completedweeks of gestational age (GA) and admitted to NICU

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
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