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Preterm Infant Growth

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Nestlé Identifier:
First received: July 13, 2010
Last updated: November 3, 2014
Last verified: November 2014
The purpose of this study is to assess growth of preterm infants fed a test formula compared to a standard formula up to the first 4 months of corrected gestational age.

Condition Intervention
Growth Development Infant Other: infant formula Other: control infant formula

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Official Title: Growth of Preterm Infants Consuming Formula

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by Nestlé:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Growth [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
    weight gain assessed monthly

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • growth, tolerance, morbidity [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    gains in length and head circumference assessed monthly, tolerance and morbidity throughout study

  • Total body bone mineral content and density and body composition, protein status, and metabolic markers [ Time Frame: corrected term and 4 months ]

Enrollment: 150
Study Start Date: September 2010
Study Completion Date: September 2014
Primary Completion Date: October 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Control
commercially available formula
Other: control infant formula
commercially available infant formula
Other Name: commercially available infant formula fed to infants until 6 months corrected gestational age
Experimental: Test
test formula
Other: infant formula
test infant formula fed to infants until 6 months corrected gestational age
Other Name: test infant formula


Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 1 Month   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Born AGA
  • Exclusively formula-fed
  • 28-34 weeks GA at birth
  • Intact GI tract, tolerating full oral feeds
  • Expected to be discharged from the hospital within a minimum of 24 hours, maximum of 5 days

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Severe respiratory disease defined as needing mechanical ventilation at discharge
  • Any significant systemic diseases that could affect growth. This includes cardiac, neurologic, or GI conditions.
  • Major congenital malformation, history of GI surgery, severe postnatal complications
  • Daily or routine diuretic use at time of discharge
  • Receiving more than 10% of daily kcals from food additives such as thickeners
  • Currently participating or having participated in another conflicting clinical trial.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01162798

United States, California
Children's Hospital & Research Center
Oakland, California, United States
United States, Illinois
Advocate Lutheran Children's Hospital
Park Ridge, Illinois, United States
United States, Iowa
University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa, United States, 52241
United States, Nebraska
Center for Human Nutrition
Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 68105
United States, New Jersey
Midatlantic Neonatology Associates, Inc
Morristown, New Jersey, United States, 07962
United States, Ohio
Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron
Akron, Ohio, United States, 44308
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Columbus, Ohio, United States, 43205
United States, Utah
University of Utah, Dept of Pediatrics
Salt Lake City,, Utah, United States, 84108
United States, Virginia
VCU Children's Medical Center
Richmond, Virginia, United States, 23298
Sponsors and Collaborators
Principal Investigator: Ekhard Ziegler, MD University of Iowa
  More Information

Responsible Party: Nestlé Identifier: NCT01162798     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 09.02.US.INF
Study First Received: July 13, 2010
Last Updated: November 3, 2014

Keywords provided by Nestlé:
infant formula
premature infants
Growth and Development processed this record on September 21, 2017