Investigating the Role of EN in NTIS Among Fistula Patients

NCT ID: NCT02038504


Title
a Prospective Study to Investigate the Role of Enteral Nutrition in Nonthyroidal Illness Syndrome Among Fistula Patients
Purpose
The purpose of this study is to investigate whether enteral nutrition are effective in the treatment of nonthyroidal illness syndrome among fistula patients.
Details
Nonthyroidal illness syndrome (NTIS) is a common alterations in thyroid function observed in about 70% of hospitalized patients, with or without acute systemic illnesses. Mechanisms in the pathogenesis of NTIS are not yet well understood. Our previous study demonstrated that NTIS occurred frequently with a prevalence of 57.5% in gastrointestinal fistulas patients. In recent study, it has been shown that early enteral nutrition decreases the duration of hospitalization and mortality in the burn population, indicating a potential role of enteral nutrition in NTIS.In addition, the management of fistula patients requires bundle therapy including Nutrition therapy, especially enteral nutrition.The purpose of this study is to investigate whether enteral nutrition are effective in the treatment of nonthyroidal illness syndrome among fistula patients.
Conditions
Gastrointestinal Fistula
Keywords
gastrointestinal fistula, enteral nutrition, thyroid function
Source
Jinling Hospital, China
Sponsors
Jinling Hospital, China
Status
Completed
Acronym
EN;NTIS
Last Updated
26 Jun 2014
URL
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Locations
China