Malnutrition in Gastroenterology Patients

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Charite University, Berlin, Germany Identifier:
First received: September 13, 2005
Last updated: May 6, 2010
Last verified: September 2005

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
Drug: Fresubin protein energy Drink (CAVE! nutritional intervention)
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: 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)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 85 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Malnutrition
  • Benign disease

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Malignant disease
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00168935

Charite Universitätsmedizin Berlin CCm
Berlin, Germany, 10117
Sponsors and Collaborators
Charite University, Berlin, Germany
Principal Investigator: Matthias Pirlich, MD Charite Universitätsmedizin Berlin ,Klinik für Gastroenterologie CCM
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Prof Herbert Lochs, Charite University Medicine Identifier: NCT00168935     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AN1 
Study First Received: September 13, 2005
Last Updated: May 6, 2010
Health Authority: Germany: Ethics Commission

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Nutrition Disorders processed this record on May 02, 2016