This cluster-randomized trial will evaluate the impact of a multifaceted intervention
(including electronic medical alerts) coordinated by a Nutritional Support Team, on
adherence to recommended practices for care of starved children, among health personnel of a
large university hospital. A key component of the study is to assess whether improved
adherence to guidelines leads to a reduction in rates of complications.
Source: National Nutrition and Food Technology Institute
To evaluate the effects of flaxseed supplementation on fasting blood sugar, lipid profile
and anthropocentric measurements in subjects with metabolic syndrome, in a randomized,
open-labeled, controlled pilot study, 44 subjects with metabolic syndrome will be received
30g/d flaxseed with lifestyle modification or lifestyle modification alone for 12 weeks.
Both groups will be advised to follow an energy balanced diet and physical activity
recommendations. ... Read More
The purpose of this study is to determine whether a difference exists in the gut, oral,
vaginal and human milk microbiome of under-nourished pregnant women as compared to healthy
and obese pregnant women. In addition, the investigators are setting out to determine if a
micronutrient enriched probiotic yogurt can improve the microbiome and pregnancy outcomes of
under-nourished pregnant women.
In this pilot randomized prospective controlled trial the investigators intend to compare
the use of a nutritional therapy based on caloric intake determined by indirect calorimetry
and high protein intake with nutritional regimen based on 25 Kcal / kg / day and protein
intake usually recommended for critically ill patients (1.4 to 1.5 grams / kg / day of
Evaluation of the impact of preoperative nutritional support on clinical outcomes in
patients at nutritional risk. The primary endpoint was the complication rate and the second
endpoint was the length of stay.
The purpose of this trial is to investigate if the success rate of punction the vena
subclavia (99% in retrospective studies) will be 15% higher than the success rate of venae
sectio (80% in retro and prospective studies) for implantation of a totally implantable
Through research, education and extension, this project will promote fruit and vegetable
(F&V) purchases and consumption by families in under-resourced communities, thus reducing
health disparities, improving human nutrition, and preventing unhealthy weight gain among
children. Specifically, this project aims to evaluate the success of promoting F&V purchases
among low- income and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)-eligible families and
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Stage 1 - Evaluation of Status of Early Reached Target Enteral Nutrition in critically ill
children in the PICU (ERTEN in PICU).
In critically ill children, there is no data on the factors influenced the enteral nutrition
and feeding intolerance.The investigators aim to reach these goals in our study
- To initiate the enteral feeding in pediatric intensive care units or not
- To demonstrate the reasons whether early enteral feeding is initiated or ... Read More
Rationale: Online-grocery shopping is predicted to be one of the "hottest" food trends of
2014, as national retailers such as Amazon, as well as start-up companies, venture into the
e- commerce grocery sector. Importantly, the online-grocery environment could be uniquely
manipulated to promote healthier food purchasing and help with weight control. Since
consumers tend to choose items listed first on menus and buffet lines, the order of food
products ... Read More
Source: USDA Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center
This study evaluates the effect of cashew nut consumption on traditional and emerging
markers of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk and determines the usable energy content of a
serving of cashew nuts for accurate food labelling.
The purposes of this study are to make Omegaven® available to cancer patients with liver
disease and to determine if Omegaven® can improve or prevent further liver disease. The
study will also look at the effects Omegaven® has on immune function.
1. Develop reference values for hydration biomarkers for children of 3 to 13 years old
2. Explore the association between children's and parents' hydration markers and fluid
intake habits in children aged 3-13 y
3. Evaluate the equivalence of spot urine osmolality to 24h urine osmolality in children
aged 3-13 y
4. Evaluate the differences in hydration markers between school and non-school days in
children aged ... Read More
Childhood obesity and low fitness tracks into adulthood and carries significant
co-morbidities. The investigators test the hypothesis that a multidisciplinary multilevel
lifestyle intervention in preschool children in the French and German speaking part of
Switzerland during one school-year results in a smaller increase in body mass index (BMI)
and a larger increase in aerobic fitness.
The purpose of this study is to define the role of total body composition in the guidance of
nutritional support and treatment monitoring in head and neck patients. Furthermore, the
second aim of this study is to compare the clinical performance of dual energy X-ray
absorptiometry as compared to CT in evaluating total body composition of patients.
Source: National Nutrition and Food Technology Institute
Study is a 12-week Double blind,controlled experiments designed to examine the possible
effects of vitamin D receptor gene polymorphisms on the metabolic, inflammatory and
oxidative stress markers in type 2 diabetic patients to vitamin D-fortified yogurt drink
This study aims to investigate the direct effect of high amounts of dietary fibre and high
amounts of red meat in daily diet on intestinal microbiota, anthropometry and obesity
markers in healthy adults.