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Trial Comparing Iron Supplementation Versus Routine Iron Intake in Very Low Birth Weight (VLBW) Infants

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01125163
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified November 2010 by The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : May 18, 2010
Last Update Posted : November 30, 2010
Sponsor:
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The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston

Brief Summary:
In preterm infants with birth weights less than 1500 grams, does iron supplementation with 2mg/kg/day in addition to feeding with routine iron-fortified milk (formula or fortified mother's milk), as compared to routine iron fortified milk, increase hematocrit at 36 weeks adjusted post-menstrual age (or at discharge if sooner)?

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Iron Deficiency Anemia Dietary Supplement: Iron Supplement Dietary Supplement: multivitamin

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 150 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Randomized Trial Comparing Iron Supplementation vs. Routine Iron Intake in Very Low Birth Weight (VLBW) Infants
Study Start Date : May 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date : May 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date : May 2012

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: multivitamin with iron
daily oral multivitamin providing 2mg/kg of iron
Dietary Supplement: Iron Supplement
multivitamin that provides 2mg/kg/day of iron given orally to infants when they are tolerating 120cc/dg/day of preterm formula or fortified breast milk until they reach 36 weeks adjusted post-menstrual age.
Other Name: iron supplementation
Placebo Comparator: multivitamin without iron
daily oral multivitamin without iron
Dietary Supplement: multivitamin
daily oral multivitamin without iron until 36 weeks adjusted post-menstrual age
Other Name: Multivitamin without iron



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Hematocrit Levels [ Time Frame: at 36 weeks adjusted post-menstrual age ]
    Hematocrit at 36 weeks adjusted post-menstrual age, or discharge if the infant is discharged sooner, will be analyzed as the primary outcome.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of red cell transfusions after enrollment [ Time Frame: from study day 1 to 36 week adjusted post-menstrual age or discharge if the infant is discharged sooner ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   24 Weeks to 32 Weeks   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Birth weight <1500 grams
  • Tolerating iron fortified preterm formula or fortified human milk at 120cc/kg/day by 8 weeks of age
  • </= 32 weeks adjusted post-menstrual age at the time of enrollment

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Cyanotic heart disease
  • Bowel resection prior to enrollment

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01125163


Contacts
Contact: Tiffany Taylor, M.D. 713-790-1135 tiffany.a.boone@uth.tmc.edu

Locations
United States, Texas
Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, Texas Medical Center Recruiting
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Principal Investigator: Tiffany Taylor, M.D.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Tiffany Taylor, M.D. The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Dr. Tiffany Taylor, M.D., The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01125163     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HSC-MS-10-0031
First Posted: May 18, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 30, 2010
Last Verified: November 2010

Keywords provided by The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston:
very low birth weight infants
anemia
iron supplementation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Anemia, Iron-Deficiency
Birth Weight
Anemia, Hypochromic
Anemia
Hematologic Diseases
Iron Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms
Iron
Trace Elements
Micronutrients
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs