Prokinetic Drugs and Enteral Nutrition

NCT ID: NCT00916591


Title
Effect of Prokinetic Drugs During the Administration of Enteral Nutrition
Purpose
The purpose of this study is to compare the effect of two drugs that can help in the prevention of regurgitation during the administration of enteral nutrition and define which one is the most effective.
Details
Two prokinetic drugs (metoclopramide and erythromycin) will be compared during the administration of enteral nutrition in critically ill patients. We would like to know which one is the most effective in preventing regurgitation and risk of aspiration, which is a common complication of enteral nutritional support. This will be evaluated by measuring gastric residue every six hours.
Conditions
Critically Ill, Enteral Nutrition
Keywords
gastroesophageal reflux, respiratory aspiration
Source
Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel
Sponsors
Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel
Status
Unknown status
Acronym
prokinetics
Last Updated
04 Jun 2009
URL
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Locations
Belgium