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Comparison of Post-Discharge Growth of Premature Infants Using Two Different Formulas

This study has been terminated.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Shaare Zedek Medical Center Identifier:
First received: January 2, 2012
Last updated: October 24, 2013
Last verified: December 2012
The objective of this study is to compare the post-discharge growth of preterm infants fed with 2 different post discharge formulas.

Condition Intervention Phase
Premature Birth of Newborn
Other: Post discharge formula
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Comparison of Post-Discharge Growth of Premature Infants Using Two Different Formulas

Further study details as provided by Shaare Zedek Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • growth [ Time Frame: 3 months post discharge ]
    weight (kg), length (cm), head circumference (cm).

Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: January 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Post Discharge Formula
Babies will be given formula for first three months post discharge
Other: Post discharge formula
Babies will be given either materna sensitive or similac neosure

Detailed Description:
Infants will be randomized upon discharge from the NICU. We will follow weight, height and head circumference for three months following discharge, In addition any feeding difficulties will be noted.

Ages Eligible for Study:   30 Weeks to 34 Weeks   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Preterm infants that are being fed only by formulas (mother chose not to breast feed, or cannot breast feed).
  2. Gestational week 30-34.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Congenital major malformation (e.g. congenital heart disease).
  2. Chromosomal abnormality (e.g. Down's syndrome)
  3. Gastrointestinal morbidity: S/P abdominal surgery, S/P NEC
  4. Milk allergy
  5. Chronic disease (e.g. oxygen treatment)
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01759134

Shaare Zedek Medical Center
Jerusalem, Israel
Sponsors and Collaborators
Shaare Zedek Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Alona Bin-Nun, MD Shaare Zedek Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Cathy Hammerman, MD Shaare Zedek Medical Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Shaare Zedek Medical Center Identifier: NCT01759134     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: chammermanpdc
Study First Received: January 2, 2012
Last Updated: October 24, 2013

Keywords provided by Shaare Zedek Medical Center:
Premature neonate

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Premature Birth
Obstetric Labor, Premature
Obstetric Labor Complications
Pregnancy Complications processed this record on April 27, 2017