Effects Of Not Measuring Gastric Residual Content On Feeding Tolerance In Premature Infants iNFANTS

NCT ID: NCT01965769


Title
Effects Of Not Measuring Gastric Residuals Prior To Enteral Bolus Feeding On Gastrointestinal Function And Feeding Tolerance In Very Low Birth Weight Infants
Purpose
Omitting evaluation of gastric residual contents prior to feeding very premature infants will increase the feeding intake at 2 weeks, and total caloric intake and growth by 3 weeks, as well as decrease the time required for parenteral nutrition.
Details
Infants were randomized into 2 groups. Group 1 had no gastric residuals evaluated prior to feeding. Group 2 had gastric residuals evaluated prior to feeding. Nutritional outcomes were compared between groups.
Conditions
Premature Infant
Keywords
Very low birth weight infants, premature, nutrition, gastric residual
Source
University of Florida
Sponsors
University of Florida, The Gerber Foundation
Status
Completed
Acronym
Last Updated
14 Oct 2013
URL
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Locations
United States