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Effect of Glutamine on Gastric Emptying and Length of Parenteral Nutrition in Premature Neonates

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00213668
First Posted: September 21, 2005
Last Update Posted: June 18, 2013
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University Hospital, Rouen
  Purpose
This study investigates the effects of enterally supplied glutamine on gastric emptying, intestinal transit, age of total enteral nutrition and age at the end of hospitalisation. Forty neonates, aged at least 2 days and free of acute illness participate in a prospective, randomised, double-blind study. All are fed with parenteral and enteral nutrition enriched with glutamine (0.7 g/kg/per day, group 1) or isonitrogenous control (group 2). Gastric emptying is analysed by sequential measure of intragastric residue by diluted polyethylene glycol (PEG) 4000. Intestinal transit is analysed by Rouge Carmin test.

Condition Intervention Phase
Enteral Feeding Dietary Supplement: glutamine (dipeptiven) Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Effect of Glutamine on Gastric Emptying and Length of Parenteral Nutrition in Premature Neonates

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Further study details as provided by University Hospital, Rouen:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • gastric emptying [ Time Frame: at day 0, day 1, day 7 and day 14 of enteral nutrition enriched by glutamine or isonitrogenous product ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • intestinal transit [ Time Frame: at day 1 and day 14 of enteral nutrition enriched by glutamine or isonitrogenous product ]
  • date and duration of arrest of nutrition if necessary
  • age of total enteral nutrition
  • age at the end of hospitalization
  • variation of cholescystokinin and gastrin postprandial concentration [ Time Frame: at day 0 and day 14 ]

Study Start Date: April 2002
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 10 Days   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Premature neonates aged 30-33 weeks of gestational age
  • Aged at least 2 days and no more than 10 days
  • Free of acute illness
  • Written informed consent is obtained from the parent prior to enrolment.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Premature infants with respiratory (fraction of inspired oxygen [FiO2] > 30%), or cardiovascular, liver, intestinal or acute diseases
  • Premature infants with congenital syndrome
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00213668


Locations
France
CHU-Rouen
Rouen, France, 76031
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Rouen
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Anne Mercier, MD CHU Rouen
  More Information

Responsible Party: University Hospital, Rouen
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00213668     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2000/111/HP
First Submitted: September 13, 2005
First Posted: September 21, 2005
Last Update Posted: June 18, 2013
Last Verified: June 2013

Keywords provided by University Hospital, Rouen:
glutamine
premature neonate
gastric emptying

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Premature Birth
Obstetric Labor, Premature
Obstetric Labor Complications
Pregnancy Complications