Biochip for HCMV Detection in Breast Milk

Biochip for HCMV Detection in Breast Milk From Lactating Women of Preterm Infants Less Than 33 Weeks


Patrocinador principal: Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Besancon

Fuente Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Besancon
Resumen breve

Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) is the leading cause of neonatal viral infection and can have a significant impact on the neurosensory development of newborns and especially preterm infants. HCMV infection may result from maternal-fetal transmission during pregnancy or postnatal transmission. While congenital HCMV infection affects about 2-5% of very preterm infants, the risk of postnatal infection, particularly through breast milk, is much higher in this population (prevalence of about 20%). Many learned societies wonder about the interest to inactivate HCMV (by freezing or pasteurization) in breast milk in order to reduce or eliminate contamination of these children. However, freezing is relatively inefficient to reduce contamination and pasteurization drastically alters the nutritional quality of the milk. Therefore, a systematic preventive treatment of breast milk for very preterm infants is not currently recommended. An alternative approach could consist in detecting HCMV in breast milk to target at-risk situations. This detection can be performed by PCR but its cost and the time required to obtain the result prohibits its use for a mass detection. Currently, viral status of breast milk is not explored in practice and, depending on the health centers, breastfeeding is continued as such or milk is systematically inactivated.The main objective of VIRUMILK is to study the feasibility of the CMV detection in breast milk from lactating mothers with a biochip.The ultimate goal is to prevent postnatal HCMV infection of preterm newborns less than 33 weeks.

Estado general Unknown status
Fecha de inicio March 8, 2016
Fecha de Terminación April 2019
Fecha de finalización primaria March 2019
Tipo de estudio Observational
Resultado primario
Medida Periodo de tiempo
optical detection of HCMV specifically captured on the biochip with respect to the reference (PCR) technique. Within 4 days after receiving the breast milk sample
Inscripción 33

Método de muestreo: Non-Probability Sample


Inclusion Criteria:

- Lactating women (> 18 years)

- Mothers with infants less than 33 weeks hospitalized in intensive care infant / neonatal the University Hospital of Besancon.

- No opposition mothers.

- Join a French social security or receiving such a scheme.

- Subjects who received medical care during pregnancy.

Exclusion Criteria:

- Legal incapacity or limited legal capacity.

- Topics without health insurance.

- Topics being in the disqualification of another study or under the "national register of volunteers."

Género: Female

Edad mínima: 18 Years

Edad máxima: N/A

Voluntarios Saludables: No

Oficial general
Apellido Papel Afiliación
Gérard Thiriez, MD, PhD Principal Investigator Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Besançon
Contacto general

Apellido: Gérard Thiriez, MD, PhD

Email: [email protected]

Instalaciones: Estado: Contacto: CHRU de Besançon Stéphanie Py, PhD 0033381218999 [email protected]
Ubicacion Paises


Fecha de verificación

August 2017

Fiesta responsable

Tipo: Sponsor

Tiene acceso ampliado No
Condición Examinar
Datos del paciente Undecided
Información de diseño del estudio

Modelo de observación: Case-Only

Perspectiva de tiempo: Cross-Sectional