Cold milk as a novel therapy for dysphagia in preterm infants

Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions:
    Preterm Infants
  • Age: Between 3 years - 40 years
  • Gender: Male or Female
  • Other Inclusion Criteria:
    1. Viable very low birth weight (VLBW) preterm infants (birth weight less than 1,500g and/or less than 32 weeks gestation)
    2. Admitted to NYU-Winthrop NICU
    3. Post-menstrual age (PMA)>35 weeks at the time of the study
    4. Receiving no or minimum respiratory support
    5. Tolerating at least 50% of their enteral feeding orally
    6. Having symptoms of swallowing dysfunction during oral feeding (clinical dysphagia)
    7. Referred by the medical team for video fluoroscopic swallow study (VFSS) and/or fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES)

You may not be eligible for this study if the following are true:

    1. Children with other comorbidities, such as IUGR, upper airway anomalies, brain injury, neuromuscular disease, or life-threatening congenital disease

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