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

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 2, 2005
Last Update Posted : September 11, 2006
Fresenius AG
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University Medicine Greifswald

Brief Summary:
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 or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Sepsis Syndrome Drug: Defined percentage of omega-3-fatty acids Phase 4

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 160 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
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
Study Start Date : January 2004

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. level of IL-6 in serum
  2. HLA-expression on monocytes

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. number of nosocomial infections
  2. days on mechanical ventilation
  3. duration of ICU stay
  4. mortality
  5. SOFA score

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
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 (NCT number): NCT00142220

Internistische ITS
Greifswald, Germany, 17475
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Medicine Greifswald
Fresenius AG
Principal Investigator: Sigrun Friesecke, Dr. University Medicine Greifswald Identifier: NCT00142220     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: OMEGAVEN
First Posted: September 2, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 11, 2006
Last Verified: September 2006

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