Dose-response Enteral Citrulline for Normal Healthy Volunteers and Surgery Patients

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 3, 2009
Last Update Posted : April 25, 2012
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Brief Summary:
To determine the level of citrulline to produce a given amount of arginine in healthy volunteers and surgical patients. Arginine-related amino acids are expected to increase as a result of increased substrate provided by citrulline.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Nutritional Deficiency Other: citrulline Other: Lemonade Not Applicable

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: Supportive Care
Official Title: Clinical Trial of Enteral Citrulline in Volunteers With Surgical Repair of Ventral Hernias
Study Start Date : March 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : August 2010

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Citrulline Other: citrulline
TID for 5 days

Placebo Comparator: lemonade
Equal volume and flavor to citrulline.
Other: Lemonade
TID for 5 days

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Plasma amino acid levels [ Time Frame: 8 hours ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • adults, male & female, non-pregnant
  • BMI 18.5-29.9

Exclusion Criteria:

  • cancer
  • HIV positive

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00950976

United States, Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15213
Sponsors and Collaborators
Principal Investigator: Juan B. Ochoa, MD Prof. Associate Professor of Surgery and Critical Care, University of Pittsburgh Physicians

Responsible Party: Nestlé Identifier: NCT00950976     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ACSC-CIT-04-06-US
First Posted: August 3, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 25, 2012
Last Verified: April 2012

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Nutrition Disorders