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The Benefit of Adding Fish Oil to the Nutrition of Critically Ill Patients

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Fresenius AG
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University Medicine Greifswald Identifier:
First received: August 31, 2005
Last updated: September 8, 2006
Last verified: September 2006
We study whether an increased proportion of omega-3-fatty acids (contained in fish oil) in the nutrition of critically ill patients reduces systemic inflammation.

Condition Intervention Phase
Sepsis Syndrome
Drug: Defined percentage of omega-3-fatty acids
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Comparison Between Two Different Proportions of Omega-3- and Omega-6-Fatty Acids in the Parenteral Nutrition of Critically Ill Patients

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Further study details as provided by University Medicine Greifswald:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • level of IL-6 in serum
  • HLA-expression on monocytes

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • number of nosocomial infections
  • days on mechanical ventilation
  • duration of ICU stay
  • mortality
  • SOFA score

Estimated Enrollment: 160
Study Start Date: January 2004

Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • indication for parenteral nutrition

Exclusion Criteria:

  • hypertriglyceridemia
  • coagulation disorder
  • decompensated liver cirrhosis or acute liver failure
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00142220

Internistische ITS
Greifswald, Germany, 17475
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Medicine Greifswald
Fresenius AG
Principal Investigator: Sigrun Friesecke, Dr. University Medicine Greifswald
  More Information Identifier: NCT00142220     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: OMEGAVEN 
Study First Received: August 31, 2005
Last Updated: September 8, 2006
Health Authority: Germany: Ethics Commission

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Critical Illness
Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes
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