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Feeding Trial in Pediatric Patients

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Nestlé Identifier:
First received: November 8, 2011
Last updated: August 6, 2014
Last verified: August 2014
This is a single center, prospective, non-randomized, uncontrolled, observational study of the use of an enteral nutrition product in pediatric patients with developmental disabilities.

Condition Intervention
Developmental Disabilities Other: enteral formula

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Enteral Formula Tolerance In Pediatric Patients With Developmental Disabilities

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Further study details as provided by Nestlé:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Time to feeding goal achievement [ Time Frame: up to 14 days ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Gastrointestinal measures assessment [ Time Frame: up to 21 days ]
  • Percentage of nutrition goal met [ Time Frame: daily up to 21 days ]
  • Serum biochemical markers assessment [ Time Frame: baseline and completion of study ]
  • Assessment of frequency and nature of adverse events [ Time Frame: daily up to 21 days ]

Enrollment: 16
Study Start Date: November 2011
Study Completion Date: January 2013
Primary Completion Date: January 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Pediatric developmental disabilities
Children aged 1-13 years old with development disabilities, requiring enteral tube feeding for at least 14 days
Other: enteral formula
Complete feeding of study enteral formula, route and regimen prescribed by the physician

Detailed Description:
This prospective observational study seeks to assess ability to achieve enteral feeding goals with a new tube feeding product in pediatric patients with developmental disabilities.

Ages Eligible for Study:   1 Year to 13 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Pediatric patients with developmental disabilities

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Child aged 1-13 years old with development disabilities
  • Currently tolerating enteral feeding
  • Requiring nutritional management to meet 50-90th% weight for age on the Kennedy Kreiger Growth Charts
  • Requires enteral tube feeding for at least 14 days.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unable to access gastrointestinal tract for feeding via tube
  • Other condition which contraindicates tube feeding
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01469117

United States, Oklahoma
The Children's Center
Bethany, Oklahoma, United States, 73008
Sponsors and Collaborators
Principal Investigator: Darin Brannan, MD The Children's Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Nestlé Identifier: NCT01469117     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 11.03.US.HCN
Study First Received: November 8, 2011
Last Updated: August 6, 2014

Keywords provided by Nestlé:
Developmental disabilities
Enteral Nutrition
Tube feeding
Nutrition support

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Developmental Disabilities
Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Mental Disorders processed this record on September 19, 2017