Malnutrition in Gastroenterology Patients
Background: Malnutrition is frequently occurring in sick patients and is associated with a higher morbidity and mortality. Muscle dysfunction is a common finding in malnutrition which leads to a reduced functional status and quality of life.
Specific aims: The purpose of the study is to evaluate the effect of a three month nutritional intervention with oral supplements on nutritional status, muscle function and quality of life.
Drug: Fresubin protein energy Drink (CAVE! nutritional intervention)
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00168935
|Charite Universitätsmedizin Berlin CCm|
|Berlin, Germany, 10117|
|Principal Investigator:||Matthias Pirlich, MD||Charite Universitätsmedizin Berlin ,Klinik für Gastroenterologie CCM|