Tolerance and Efficacy of a Predigested, High Protein, High Omega 3 Fat Enteral Feeding Formula Versus a Standard Formula In Multiple Intensive Care Unit Settings

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified January 2014 by Columbia University
Abbott Nutrition
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ira Jay Goldberg, Columbia University Identifier:
First received: October 3, 2011
Last updated: January 16, 2014
Last verified: January 2014

The purpose of this pilot study is to assess the efficacy, safety and tolerance profile of the enteral feeding product VITAL AF (a semi-elemental, high protein, and high omega-3 fish oil) when compared to Osmolite 1.2, a standard feeding product in critically ill and/or post surgical patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). If enough patients are recruited, inferences about impact on outcomes may also be drawn.

Condition Intervention
Critical Illness
Enteral Feeding
Other: Osmolite 1.2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Pilot Study Evaluating the Efficacy, Tolerance and Safety of VITAL AF (Semi Elemental, High Protein, High Omega 3 Fat Enteral Formula) Versus Osmolite 1.2 (High Protein Enteral Formula) in Multiple ICU Settings (Medical, Surgical, Cardiothoracic)

Further study details as provided by Columbia University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Improved tolerance to enteral (tube) feeding [ Time Frame: Baseline and 21 Days ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Measure incidence of diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, increased gastric residual, etc.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Improved delivery of prescribed calories [ Time Frame: Baseline and 21 Days ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Measurement of volume of feeding product actually delivered to patient is part of the daily flow-sheet data.

  • Decreased incidence of complications [ Time Frame: Baseline and 21 Days ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Measure incidence of diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, increased gastric residual, etc.

Estimated Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: October 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: February 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: February 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Vital AF Other: VITAL AF
Semi-elemental, high protein, and high omega-3 fish oil enteral formula
Active Comparator: Osmolite 1.2 Other: Osmolite 1.2
High protein enteral formula


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subject requires enteral tube feeding as sole source of nourishment
  • Subject, or subject's legally acceptable representative (LAR), has provided voluntarily and informed consent form, as deemed appropriate and approved by the Columbia University Medical Center Institutional Review Board
  • Subject is ≥ 18 years of age
  • Subject is male or non-pregnant female at least six weeks postpartum and non-lactating females of childbearing potential will be required to confirm non-pregnancy status with a pregnancy test at screening
  • Subject has an initial APACHE II score less than or equal to 24

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subject requires parenteral nutrition
  • Subject is acutely impacted or constipated
  • Subject has intestinal obstruction
  • Subject is too hemodynamically unstable for enteral feeding
  • Subject has an allergy or intolerance to any ingredient in the study product by documentation or verbal report by subject or subject's LAR
  • Subject is participating in a non-Abbott approved concomitant trial
  • Subject has gastrointestinal disease, including acute pancreatitis, active gastrointestinal bleeding, acute inflammatory bowel disease, or has undergone intestinal surgery within the past month
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01448135

Contact: Ira J Goldberg, MD 212-305-5961
Contact: Paul R Ippolito, BS

United States, New York
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital at Columbia University Medical Center Recruiting
New York, New York, United States, 10032
Sponsors and Collaborators
Columbia University
Abbott Nutrition
Principal Investigator: Ira J Goldberg, MD Columbia University
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Ira Jay Goldberg, Dickinson W. Richards, Jr. Professor of Medicine, Columbia University Identifier: NCT01448135     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AAAI1205, ANUS1015
Study First Received: October 3, 2011
Last Updated: January 16, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board processed this record on March 26, 2015