Tight Caloric Balance in Geriatric Patients (TICACOSiGP)
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01735435|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 28, 2012
Last Update Posted : November 28, 2012
The aim of this study to assess the impact of nutritional support guided by repeated measurements of REE in geriatric patients following surgery for hip fractures.
Our hypothesis is that tight caloric control will reduce the risk of significant postoperative complications in geriatric patients following surgery for hip fractures.
Study Design :Prospective, Single center, Randomized, Unblinded study. Study Population:geriatric patients following surgery for hip fractures.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Nutrition Assessment||Other: Indirect Calorimetry|
The primary outcome:
presence of postoperative complications,hospital length of stay.
energy intake and calculated energy balance
eligible patients will be randomly assigned to 2 groups: the tight calorie (intervention)group and the control group.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||50 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Primary Purpose:||Supportive Care|
|Official Title:||Tight Caloric Balance in Geriatric Patients After Hip Fracture.|
|Study Start Date :||May 2010|
|Primary Completion Date :||March 2012|
|Study Completion Date :||March 2012|
No Intervention: Group 2 (Control group)
Group 2(Control group)-patients in this group received nutrition according to the standard hospital dietary regimen.
Experimental: Group 1 (Indirect Calorimetry)
Group 1(Indirect Calorimetry)-The tight calorie group received calories with an energy goal determined by repeated REE measurements using indirect calorimetry.
Other: Indirect Calorimetry
The tight calorie group received calories with an energy goal determined by repeated REE measurements using indirect calorimetry.
IC measurements:after a fasting period of at least 6 hours at three time periods : on admission to the study,between 24-48 hours following surgery and on the 7th day of the study.Measurements were performed by an experienced nurse or dietician,the device was automatically calibrated before each measurement and the REE was recorded after 15 minutes.
Other Name: Energy intake according to REE measurements(nutrition according to the individual energy requirements)
- Rate of postoperative complications [ Time Frame: up to day 14 ]incidence of postoperative complications following admission up to day 14/or hospital discharge and length of hospital stay will be evaluated
- Energy balance [ Time Frame: prior to surgery and up to 14 day ]energy intake and calculated energy balance.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01735435
|Petah Tikva, Israel|
|Principal Investigator:||Pierre Singer, Professor,MD||RabinMC,Beilinson Hospital|