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Infant Formula Supplemented With a Special Fat Formulation for Premature Infants Following Discharge From Hospital

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01140243
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 9, 2010
Last Update Posted : May 29, 2013
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Materna Laboratories

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to compare the efficacy and nutritional suitability of 2 infant formulas supplemented with different levels of LCPUFA, for premature infants following discharge from Hospital.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Premature Infants Dietary Supplement: LCPUFA

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 31 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Efficacy and Suitability of Infant Formula With a Special Fat Formulation for Premature Infants Following Discharge From Hospital Following Discharge From Hospital
Study Start Date : July 2010
Primary Completion Date : March 2013
Study Completion Date : March 2013

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: test product
Dietary supplement
Dietary Supplement: LCPUFA
premature infant formula supplemented with LCPUFA
Active Comparator: standart
Dietary supplement
Dietary Supplement: LCPUFA
premature infant formula supplemented with LCPUFA



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. anthropometric [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
    anthropometric measure will be taken at the time of recruitment and on the following 4, 8 and 12 weeks



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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 6 Weeks   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • premature infants of gestational age 32-34 weeks and AGA birth weight who are healthy at time of discharge.
  • whose mothers are unable to breast feed or have chosen not to breast feed,
  • Whose parents have signed the informed consent form.
  • Only the first among twins will be recorded for the study.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Chromosomal abnormalities or congenital malformation.
  • Metabolic abnormalities.
  • Central nervous system abnormalities.
  • Severe developmental disorders.
  • GI problems, GI surgery, necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) requiring nutritional intervention.
  • Milk allergy or intolerance.
  • Growth failure.
  • Chronic disease

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01140243


Locations
Israel
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Barzilai Medical Center
Ashkelon, Israel
Sharei Zedek MC
Jerusalem, Israel
Sponsors and Collaborators
Materna Laboratories

Responsible Party: Materna Laboratories
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01140243     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 030
First Posted: June 9, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 29, 2013
Last Verified: April 2012

Keywords provided by Materna Laboratories:
fat formulation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Premature Birth
Obstetric Labor, Premature
Obstetric Labor Complications
Pregnancy Complications