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What is the Collaborative Home Infant Monitoring Evaluation (CHIME) study?

The Collaborative Home Infant Monitoring Evaluation (CHIME) is a multi-center study funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). It was initiated in 1991 and employs a specifically commissioned monitor with multiple innovative capabilities, including substantially increased memory, detection of obstructive as well as central apnea, continuous measurement of blood oxygen saturation and assessment of sleep position.

The CHIME project will create an extensive database (which will be made available to the scientific community) on the development of cardiorespiratory physiology in normal and in at risk infants. In this context, the study should yield important new insights regarding the frequency and nature of clinically significant events as related to breathing pattern, heart rate and oxygen saturation.

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