Calciuric Effect and Cyclic Parenteral Nutrition in Preterm Infants
The aim of our work is to study the effect of total parenteral nutrition (TPN) cycling in preterm infants on hypercalcuria (excessive calcium excretion in urine). TPN cycling refers to administering the TPN over a portion of the day rather than the whole day. Our hypothesis is that cyclic TPN includes more hypercalcuria in preterm infants as compared to continuous TPN.
Measure Urinary Calcium(Ca) during the periods of continuous and cyclic TPN.
Compare the amount of Ca losses in the urine continuous vs. cyclic TPN
|Preterm Infants Metabolic Bone Disease|
|Study Design:||Time Perspective: Prospective|
|Official Title:||Calciuric Effect and Cyclic Parenteral Nutrition in Preterm Infants|
|Study Start Date:||July 2008|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||September 2011|
|Primary Completion Date:||April 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00711763
|United States, Louisiana|
|Louisiana State University Health Science Center-Shreveport|
|Shreveport, Louisiana, United States, 71130|
|Principal Investigator:||Sameh Hussein, M.D.||Louisiana State University Health Science Center-Shreveport|