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Malnutrition in Gastroenterology Patients

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00168935
First Posted: September 15, 2005
Last Update Posted: May 7, 2010
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Information provided by:
Charite University, Berlin, Germany
  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: None (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

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 85 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Malnutrition
  • Benign disease

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Malignant disease
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00168935


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

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
First Submitted: September 13, 2005
First Posted: September 15, 2005
Last Update Posted: May 7, 2010
Last Verified: September 2005

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Malnutrition
Nutrition Disorders