Enteral Feeding Study of Formula Containing Fish Oil in Critical Care Setting
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the clinical applicability of an enteral tube feeding formula containing fish oil and prebiotics in a critical care population.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Use of a High-Protein Enteral Formula Containing Prebiotics and Fish Oil in Critical Care|
- Clinical applicability as measured by the length of time between start of feeding to the first achievement of 800ml/day
- Gastrointestinal tolerance
- Time to advance to full feed
- Inflammatory markers
|Study Start Date:||January 2007|
|Study Completion Date:||August 2008|
|Primary Completion Date:||August 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
In terms of nutrition support in the acute care setting, it is generally accepted that
- earlier is better
- enteral is superior to parenteral
- the quality of nutrients appears more important than quantity
- select populations will show additional benefit from specific nutrient supplementation.
The current study is designed to evaluate the tolerance of an enteral formula in trauma and surgery patients, as demonstrated by achieving and maintaining enteral feeding goal, gastrointestinal tolerance and inflammatory markers.
|United States, Oregon|
|Oregon Health & Science University|
|Portland, Oregon, United States, 97239|
|Principal Investigator:||Robert Martindale, MD, PhD||Oregon Health and Science University|