Malnutrition in Gastroenterology Patients

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 15, 2005
Last Update Posted : May 7, 2010
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Charite University, Berlin, Germany

Brief Summary:

Background: Malnutrition is frequently occurring in sick patients and is associated with a higher morbidity and mortality. Muscle dysfunction is a common finding in malnutrition which leads to a reduced functional status and quality of life.

Specific aims: The purpose of the study is to evaluate the effect of a three month nutritional intervention with oral supplements on nutritional status, muscle function and quality of life.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Malnutrition Drug: Fresubin protein energy Drink (CAVE! nutritional intervention) Phase 4

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Study Start Date : March 2004
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2007
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2008

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MedlinePlus related topics: Malnutrition

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 85 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Malnutrition
  • Benign disease

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Malignant disease

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00168935

Charite Universitätsmedizin Berlin CCm
Berlin, Germany, 10117
Sponsors and Collaborators
Charite University, Berlin, Germany
Principal Investigator: Matthias Pirlich, MD Charite Universitätsmedizin Berlin ,Klinik für Gastroenterologie CCM

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Prof Herbert Lochs, Charite University Medicine Identifier: NCT00168935     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AN1
First Posted: September 15, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 7, 2010
Last Verified: September 2005

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Nutrition Disorders