Malnutrition in Gastroenterology Patients

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Charite University, Berlin, Germany
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00168935
First received: September 13, 2005
Last updated: May 6, 2010
Last verified: September 2005
  Purpose

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.


Condition Intervention Phase
Malnutrition
Drug: Fresubin protein energy Drink (CAVE! nutritional intervention)
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label

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Further study details as provided by Charite University, Berlin, Germany:

Study Start Date: March 2004
Study Completion Date: December 2008
Primary Completion Date: August 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 85 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Malnutrition
  • Benign disease

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Malignant disease
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Locations
Germany
Charite Universitätsmedizin Berlin CCm
Berlin, Germany, 10117
Sponsors and Collaborators
Charite University, Berlin, Germany
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Matthias Pirlich, MD Charite Universitätsmedizin Berlin ,Klinik für Gastroenterologie CCM
  More Information

No publications provided by Charite University, Berlin, Germany

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Prof Herbert Lochs, Charite University Medicine
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00168935     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AN1
Study First Received: September 13, 2005
Last Updated: May 6, 2010
Health Authority: Germany: Ethics Commission

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Malnutrition
Nutrition Disorders

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