Omegaven® in the Treatment of Parenteral Nutrition (PN) Induced Liver Injury

This study is currently recruiting participants.
Verified April 2013 by Carolinas Healthcare System
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ricardo Caicedo, Carolinas Healthcare System Identifier:
First received: April 29, 2013
Last updated: May 1, 2013
Last verified: April 2013

The purpose of this study is to determine whether the omega-3 fatty acid emulsion (Omegaven®), when used in place of the conventional soy-based fat emulsion (Intralipid), is effective in treating parenteral nutrition associated liver disease (PNALD) in children.

The study hypothesis is that Omegaven® can be safely provided to children who are dependent on parenteral nutrition and have PNALD, and can reverse or prevent progression of PNALD until the child can take adequate nutrition by mouth.

Condition Intervention Phase
Parenteral Nutrition Associated Liver Disease
Drug: Omegaven®
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Use of a Fish Oil-Based Intravenous Lipid Emulsion (Omegaven®) in the Treatment of Parenteral Nutrition (PN) Induced Liver Injury

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by Carolinas Healthcare System:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Efficacy of parenteral administration of fish oil derived fat emulsion (Omegaven®) to reverse established parenteral nutrition associated liver disease [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Normalization or trend toward normalization of direct bilirubin level

Estimated Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: July 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date: July 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Single Arm
Single Omegaven® Intervention Arm
Drug: Omegaven®
10% Omegaven® initiated at a starting dose of 0.5g/kg/day for two days and then advancing to the goal dose of 1g/kg/day, IV (in the vein) until the patient no longer requires parenteral nutrition or until participation in the study is terminated.
Other Name: IV Fish Oil Based Lipid Emulsion


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Children 0-18 years of age
  • Patients will be PN-dependent and expected to continue PN for at least 30 days
  • Patients considered eligible for study participation must have PN-associated liver diseases . Other causes of liver disease (i.e., biliary atresia, galactosemia, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency) will be excluded. A liver biopsy is not necessary for treatment
  • Direct bilirubin > 2.0 mg/dl
  • Signed patient informed consent
  • Signed patient assent where applicable.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy
  • Other causes of chronic liver disease (cystic fibrosis, biliary atresia, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency)
  • Signs of advanced liver disease including cirrhosis on biopsy, varices, ascites
  • The patient is allergic to eggs/shellfish
  • The patient has a severe hemorrhagic disorder
  • The patient is enrolled in any other clinical trial involving an investigational agent (unless approved by the designated physicians on the multidisciplinary team)
  • The parent or guardian or child unwilling to provide consent or assent.
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01845116

Contact: Ricardo A. Caicedo, MD 704-381-8880
Contact: Michelle K. Chiu, MD 704-381-4833

United States, North Carolina
Levine Children's Hospital at Carolinas HealthCare System Recruiting
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States, 28232-2861
Contact: Ricardo A. Caicedo, MD    704-381-8880   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Carolinas Healthcare System
Principal Investigator: Ricardo A. Caicedo, MD Levine Children's Hospital at Carolinas HealthCare System
  More Information

Responsible Party: Ricardo Caicedo, Principal Investigator, Carolinas Healthcare System Identifier: NCT01845116     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Omegaven 04-10-18B
Study First Received: April 29, 2013
Last Updated: May 1, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Carolinas Healthcare System:
Short Bowel Syndrome

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Liver Diseases
Wounds and Injuries
Digestive System Diseases processed this record on April 16, 2014