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Cerebrospinal Fluid Proteom in Dependence of Intranasal Breast Milk

2020-01-22 12:12:58 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Investigation of the cerebrospinal fluid proteom in preterm infants with posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus in our neonatology center with analysis for modulation of proteom in dependence of breastmilk feeding and way of application such as via gavage tube, oral or nasal application.

Description

Since the nasal route might be highly effective for neurotrophins and other growth factors the cerebrospinal fluid will be investigated using mass spectrometry to identify modulating effects of intranasal breast milk application on the cerebrospinal fluid proteom.

Study Design

Conditions

Hydrocephalus in Infants

Intervention

no intervention

Location

Neonatology at the University Hospital of Cologne
Cologne
Germany
50937

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

University Hospital of Cologne

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2020-01-22T12:12:58-0500

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