Effect of Glutamine on Gastric Emptying and Length of Parenteral Nutrition in Premature Neonates

NCT ID: NCT00213668


Title
Effect of Glutamine on Gastric Emptying and Length of Parenteral Nutrition in Premature Neonates
Purpose
This study investigates the effects of enterally supplied glutamine on gastric emptying, intestinal transit, age of total enteral nutrition and age at the end of hospitalisation. Forty neonates, aged at least 2 days and free of acute illness participate in a prospective, randomised, double-blind study. All are fed with parenteral and enteral nutrition enriched with glutamine (0.7 g/kg/per day, group 1) or isonitrogenous control (group 2). Gastric emptying is analysed by sequential measure of intragastric residue by diluted polyethylene glycol (PEG) 4000. Intestinal transit is analysed by Rouge Carmin test.
Details
Conditions
Enteral Feeding
Keywords
glutamine, premature neonate, gastric emptying
Source
University Hospital, Rouen
Sponsors
University Hospital, Rouen
Status
Completed
Acronym
Last Updated
16 Jun 2013
URL
Official Link
Locations
France