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Validation of the CONUT Software Tool for Screening Clinical Malnutrition in the University Hospital La Paz

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04088825
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 13, 2019
Last Update Posted : September 13, 2019
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Instituto de Investigación Hospital Universitario La Paz

Brief Summary:
Nutrition Department of University Hospital La Paz decided to implement some method of screening in our centre which allowed us to detect as many patients with malnutrition risk as possible. Due to the large size of our centre, with about 1,500 beds and the few human resources in our unit, we chose to use the CONUT system (Nutritional Control), a 100% automatic method based on analytical parameters, very easy to use, low cost and whose validity is confirmed, characteristics that fulfilled our needs. The implementation of this nutritional screening method has led to a change in the ìnutritionafi culture of our centre respect to DRM in most of our professionals: doctors and nurses and even in the management team, so all of them understand the importance of the process and know about the available tools and knowledge to indicate an adequate and early nutritional support.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Malnutrition Other: CONUT screening system

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 233 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Validation of the CONUT Software Tool for Screening Clinical Malnutrition in the University Hospital La Paz
Actual Study Start Date : July 15, 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 15, 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : December 31, 2012

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Intervention Details:
  • Other: CONUT screening system
    CONUT has been working from june of 2010 and it has detected risk of malnutrition in 32% of the evaluated patients. The method collects information from databases of Admission Service (affiliation, age, date) and Laboratory (albumin, cholesterol, total lymphocytes) and generates, in the report of analytical results, "alert" information about each patient's nutritional risk and also nutritional recommendations based on the risk identified.


Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. To detect as many patients with malnutrition risk as possible [ Time Frame: Three months ]
    The method collects information from databases of Admission Service (affiliation, age, date) and Laboratory (albumin, cholesterol, total lymphocytes) and generates, in the report of analytical results, "alert" information about each patient's nutritional risk and also nutritional recommendations based on the risk identified. Prior to its implantation several evaluations were performed in order to allow us to better know the extra workload, as it was the main factor that could limit our ability to assume that screening method and also many training activities for doctors and hospital health professionals who were increasingly assuming responsibilities in the nutritional treatment of their patients.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Cross-sectional study in which the nutritional status of patients will be assessed in the first 72 hours of entry.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients of both sexes
  • Patients older than 15 years
  • Patients admitted to the General Hospital or Traumatology area
  • Patients who have signed the informed consent to participate in the study
  • Patients who do not meet any exclusion criteria.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant women.
  • Patients whose physical and / or psychic capacity prevents them from providing all the data collected by the evaluated methods or who do not have a caregiver.
  • Non-collaborating patients in data collection
  • Patients in whom a hospital stay of less than 48 hours is expected.
  • Patients who at the time of performing the analyzes are in the ICU and OER

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04088825


Locations
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Spain
Institute for Health Research IdiPAZ
Madrid, Spain
Sponsors and Collaborators
Instituto de Investigación Hospital Universitario La Paz
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Carmen Gómez Candela, Msc Hospital Universitario La Paz

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Responsible Party: Instituto de Investigación Hospital Universitario La Paz
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04088825     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HULP PI-2340
First Posted: September 13, 2019    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 13, 2019
Last Verified: August 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Malnutrition
Nutrition Disorders