Evaluation of Vitamin D Status in Children With Acute Burns (VitaminD)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 27, 2007
Last Update Posted : May 9, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Michele Gottschlich, Shriners Hospitals for Children

Brief Summary:
To see which vitamin D supplement (D2 vs D3) is most beneficial in burned children.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Burns Bone Demineralization Dietary Supplement: Vitamin D2 Dietary Supplement: Vitamin D3 Phase 1

Detailed Description:
The purpose of this study is to follow up our descriptive observations with a prospective randomized double blinded study to verify our clinical perception that hypovitaminosis D is prevalent postburn and to evaluate whether therapeutic supplementation will enhance specific primary outcome measures during burn convalescence.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 50 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Vitamin D Deficiency in Acutely Injured Pediatric Burn Patients: Incidence, Etiology, Metabolic Sequelae and Prevention
Study Start Date : March 2003
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2011

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MedlinePlus related topics: Burns Vitamin D

Intervention Details:
  • Dietary Supplement: Vitamin D2
    Daily enteral dose of 100IU/kg
    Other Name: ergocalciferol
  • Dietary Supplement: Vitamin D3
    Daily enteral dose of 100IU/kg
    Other Name: cholecalciferol

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Examine the effect of D2 vs D3 supplementation on serum 25-OH and 1,25 OH vitamin D levels [ Time Frame: During acute phase postburn ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Identify the most efficacious vitamin D analogue in terms of preventing deterioration of bone markers [ Time Frame: During acute phase postburn ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Months to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Child is > 6 months of age but < 19 years old
  • Burn injury > 30% total body surface area
  • Admitted to SHC within 4 days of injury
  • Attending physician decision that patient is likely to survive
  • Parents or legal guardian give informed consent along with assent of the child as applicable

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Attending physician decision that patient is not likely to survive
  • Prior history of anticonvulsant or glucocorticoid use, gastric/bowel resection, parathyroid disease, liver disease, chronic renal failure or prior pharmacologic vitamin D use (>1000 IU/D)

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00536276

United States, Ohio
Shriners Hospital for Children
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 45229
Sponsors and Collaborators
Shriners Hospitals for Children
Principal Investigator: Michele M Gottschlich, PhD, RD, CNSD Shriners Hospital for Children

Publications of Results:
Responsible Party: Michele Gottschlich, Director, Nutrition Services, Shriners Hospitals for Children Identifier: NCT00536276     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 01-9-26-1
First Posted: September 27, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 9, 2012
Last Verified: May 2012

Keywords provided by Michele Gottschlich, Shriners Hospitals for Children:
vitamin D

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Bone Demineralization, Pathologic
Wounds and Injuries
Bone Diseases, Metabolic
Bone Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Metabolic Diseases
Vitamin D
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Bone Density Conservation Agents