Human Milk Fortifiers and Acid-Base Status

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00196482
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified September 2005 by University Medicine Greifswald.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : September 20, 2005
Last Update Posted : September 12, 2006
NUMICO,Dr. Heike Mueller, Friedrichsdorf, Germany
Information provided by:
University Medicine Greifswald

Brief Summary:

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.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Premature Birth Drug: changing of fortifier Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
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.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 30 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Impact of Human Milk Fortifiers on Acid-Base Status in Preterm Infants
Study Start Date : June 2004
Study Completion Date : February 2006

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. frequency of metabolic acidosis

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. need for oral bicarbonate administartion
  2. longitudinal growth
  3. weight gain
  4. amino acid levels in plasma an urine

Information from the National Library of Medicine

Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contacts provided below. For general information, Learn About Clinical Studies.

Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 3 Months   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

growing premature infants with a birth weight < 2000g

Exclusion Criteria:

congenital malformation chromosomal disorders sepsis metabolic disorders need for mechanical ventilation

Information from the National Library of Medicine

To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00196482

Contact: Christoph Fusch, Professor +49-3834-86- ext 6420
Contact: Jens Rochow, MD +49-3834-86- ext 6427

University Hospital Recruiting
Greifswald, M-V, Germany, 17485
Contact: Christoph Fusch, Prof. Dr.         
Contact: Jens Rochow, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Helmut Kuester, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Medicine Greifswald
NUMICO,Dr. Heike Mueller, Friedrichsdorf, Germany
Study Chair: Christoph Fusch Department of Neonatology, University Hospital Greifswald Identifier: NCT00196482     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Fortifier 01
First Posted: September 20, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 12, 2006
Last Verified: September 2005

Keywords provided by University Medicine Greifswald:
oral feeding

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Premature Birth
Obstetric Labor, Premature
Obstetric Labor Complications
Pregnancy Complications