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The Effect of Selenium Supplementation Among Pediatric Patients With Burns

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Recruitment Status : Terminated (Due to a shift in primary responsibilities, the PI was not longer able to enroll subjects.)
First Posted : March 12, 2009
Results First Posted : July 29, 2021
Last Update Posted : July 29, 2021
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Maggie Dylewski, Shriners Hospitals for Children

Brief Summary:

The selenium status of children with major burns is suboptimal which may increase the incidence of infection. Se requirements during critical illness are not known. Results from this investigation may provide a tool for recommending Se supplements during burn injury.

The hypothesis of this research is that Se supplementation will restore the depressed Se status among children with burn injuries. The secondary hypothesis is that Se status is related to the incidence of infection among pediatric patients with burns.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Burns Drug: Selenium1 Drug: Selenium2 Drug: Placebo Phase 4

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 14 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: The Effect of Selenium Supplementation Among Pediatric Patients With Burns
Study Start Date : January 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2019
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2019

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MedlinePlus related topics: Burns

Arm Intervention/treatment
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Drug: Placebo
IV saline as placebo
Other Name: saline

Experimental: Selenium1
Subject will receive 2 ug/kg of IV selenium per day
Drug: Selenium1
2 ug/kg

Experimental: Selenium2
Subject will receive 4 ug/kg of IV selenium per day
Drug: Selenium2
4 ug/kg

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Plasma Selenium [ Time Frame: Average plasma selenium calculated over 8 weeks, assessed weekly. ]
    plasma selenium of all subjects was assessed

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Ages Eligible for Study:   1 Year to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Between 1 and 18 years of age admitted to Shriners Burns Hospital
  • TBSA burn of > 20%
  • Existing IV catheter
  • Enrolled into study within 3 weeks of burn injury

Exclusion Criteria:

  • < 1 year or > 18 years of age
  • < 20% TBSA burn
  • No existing IV catheter
  • Pre-existing or acute renal disease (creatine > 1.5 mg/dl)
  • Pre-existing or acute liver disease (bilirubin > 3)
  • Pre-existing or acute thyroid disorders
  • Cancer
  • AIDS
  • Pregnancy (as determined by routine admission labs)

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00860379

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United States, Massachusetts
Shriners Hospitals for Children
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02114
Sponsors and Collaborators
Shriners Hospitals for Children
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Principal Investigator: Maggie L Dylewski, PhD,RD Shriners Hospitals for Children
  Study Documents (Full-Text)

Documents provided by Maggie Dylewski, Shriners Hospitals for Children:
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Responsible Party: Maggie Dylewski, PhD,RD, Shriners Hospitals for Children Identifier: NCT00860379    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2007-P-001176
First Posted: March 12, 2009    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: July 29, 2021
Last Update Posted: July 29, 2021
Last Verified: July 2021
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Wounds and Injuries
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Protective Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Trace Elements
Growth Substances