Randomized controlled trials are on the pinnacle to create evidence to treat newborn infants according to Evidence-Based Medicine. Here at  CSAR we understand that and are actively involved in numerous randomized controlled trials to create the evidence needed to make babies better. 

In fact, CSAR is the leading neonatal Trial-Centre in Canada currently organizing and or participating in more than 10 randomized controlled trials.

If you think CSAR should join one of your RCTs or want to join one of CSAR's RCTs, please email us at georg.schmoelzer@me.com.



CSAR is actively recruiting into the following RCTs:





Delivery Room:







Completed randomized controlled trials:

  • SAIL - Effect of Sustained Inflations vs Intermittent Positive Pressure Ventilation on Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia or Death Among Extremely Preterm Infants

  • SOAP - A randomized trial of oropharyngeal airways to assist stabilization of preterm infants in the delivery room,

  • MRSOPA - Simulation Drills

  • Assessment of endotracheal tube placement in newborn infants: a randomized controlled trial.

  • Laser Acupuncture for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

  • Cerebral Oxygen Saturation to Guide Oxygen Delivery in Preterm Neonates for the Immediate Transition after Birth: A 2-Center Randomized Controlled Pilot Feasibility Trial.

  • Respiratory function monitor guidance of mask ventilation in the Delivery Room: a feasibility study.

  • Mask versus nasal tube for stabilization of preterm infants at birth: a randomized controlled trial.

  • Mask ventilation with two different face masks in the Delivery Room for preterm infants: a randomized controlled trial.

  • Oxygenation with T-piece versus self-inflating bag for ventilation of extremely preterm infants at birth: a randomized controlled trial.


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