Human Milk Fortifiers and Acid-Base Status

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified September 2005 by University Medicine Greifswald.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
NUMICO,Dr. Heike Mueller, Friedrichsdorf, Germany
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First received: September 13, 2005
Last updated: September 11, 2006
Last verified: September 2005

September 13, 2005
September 11, 2006
June 2004
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frequency of metabolic acidosis
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00196482 on Archive Site
  • need for oral bicarbonate administartion
  • longitudinal growth
  • weight gain
  • amino acid levels in plasma an urine
Same as current
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Human Milk Fortifiers and Acid-Base Status
Impact of Human Milk Fortifiers on Acid-Base Status in Preterm Infants

Double-blind randomized controlled trial to investigate the impact of two human milk fortifiers on acid-base status and longitudinal growth and weight gain in preterm infants.

Two different compositions are tested, main difference is in electrolyte composiiton.

Two groups each consisting of 15 infants with a birth weight below 2000g are studied.randomization is startified by three birth weigth classes (<1000g, 1000-1500g,1500 - 2000g) human milk fortifier is introduced in two steps after oral feeding is achieved. two acid-base status and electrolyte concentrations are measured. when metabolic acidosis, defined as BE < -6 mmol/l, occurs fortifier feeding is stopped, and after a wash-out period of three days the alternative product is used.again, occurence of metabolic acidosis, need for oral bicarbonate and effect on longitudinal growth an weight gain are registered.

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Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Premature Birth
Drug: changing of fortifier
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
February 2006
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Inclusion Criteria:

growing premature infants with a birth weight < 2000g

Exclusion Criteria:

congenital malformation chromosomal disorders sepsis metabolic disorders need for mechanical ventilation

up to 3 Months
Contact: Christoph Fusch, Professor +49-3834-86- ext 6420
Contact: Jens Rochow, MD +49-3834-86- ext 6427
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University Medicine Greifswald
NUMICO,Dr. Heike Mueller, Friedrichsdorf, Germany
Study Chair: Christoph Fusch Department of Neonatology, University Hospital Greifswald
University Medicine Greifswald
September 2005

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