Observational Study at the Influence of Malnutrition on Infections (Malnutrition)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 18, 2010
Last Update Posted : December 15, 2014
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Marion Mertl-Roetzer, Schoen Clinic Bad Aibling

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this trial is to determine whether nutritional status has an impact on nosocomial infections. Study population are patients undergoing early neurological rehabilitation.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Malnutrition Other: Laboratory values

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 100 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Prospective, Non-interventional Observational Study at the Influence of Malnutrition on Nosocomial Infections in Patients During Early Neurological Rehabilitation
Study Start Date : June 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2010

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Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Patients in neurological rehabilitation
Patients suffering from a neurological disease
Other: Laboratory values
Laboratory values which represent nutritional status
Other Names:
  • Vitamin D
  • Creatinine
  • Urea nitrogen
  • Albumin
  • Prealbumin
  • Total protein
  • C-reactive protein
  • Triiodothyronine
  • Thyroxin

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Nutritional status [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
    Nutritional status is represented by Prognostic Inflammatory and Nutritional Index Score (PINI) and bioimpedanz-anlaysis-measurement (BIA)

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Nosocomial infections [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
    Survey whether the patient has infections during the observation period

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients in neurological rehabilitation facility

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients in early neurological rehabilitation
  • informed consent given

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01243528

Schoen Clinic Bad Aibling
Bad Aibling, Bavaria, Germany, 83043
Sponsors and Collaborators
Marion Mertl-Roetzer
Principal Investigator: Marion Mertl-Rötzer, Dr. med. Schoen Clinic Bad Aibling

Responsible Party: Marion Mertl-Roetzer, Head Physician, Schoen Clinic Bad Aibling Identifier: NCT01243528     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PINI01
First Posted: November 18, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 15, 2014
Last Verified: December 2014

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Nutrition Disorders