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Clinical Trials: Nutrition & Dietetics

Source: Grace Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio
Patients with mechanical ventilation have shown improved weaning rates when enteral tube feeding high in EPA, GLA and antioxidants were fed to patients in the critical care setting. LTAC Patients on chronic mechanical ventilation will have decreased days an mechanical ventilation, decreased mortality rates and decreased organ failure when fed an enteral product high in EPA, GLA and antioxidants compared to an isotonic high fiber enteral nutrition product. ... Read More
Last Updated: 31 Jul 2014
Source: Hospices Civils de Lyon
The purpose of this study is to compare three lipidic forms of DHA in their metabolic pathway in human by using 13C labeled molecules. The circulating form of DHA plays a major role in his cerebral incorporation. The aim of this research is to confirm that some lipidic forms are best carriers for the cerebral incorporation in studying 13C-DHA distribution in plasma lipids and blood cells. Read More
Last Updated: 25 Aug 2016
Source: Boston Medical Center
This application, funded by the American Association of Retired Persons(AARP) Foundation, is to implement the Healthy Eating for at Risk Older Adults (HERO) initiative. This initiative will address barriers of affordability, and reduced mobility by providing older adults with nutritious foods that are usually difficult to purchase due to high cost; delivering needed foods to individuals in their homes; tailoring food delivery frequency based on level of food ... Read More
Last Updated: 20 Aug 2014
Source: Mead Johnson Nutrition
This clinical trial will evaluate the growth, tolerance, and iron status of infants who consume an investigational infant formula containing a nutrient-rich whey protein compared to a previously marketed infant formula. Read More
Last Updated: 21 Jun 2016
Source: Massachusetts General Hospital
The investigators aim to develop, pilot and evaluate a new "Total Lifestyle Coaching" (TLC) program, that will address both information and behavior-change aspects of nutrition education for patients whose body mass index (BMI) exceeds 25. Read More
Last Updated: 17 Jan 2017
Source: Oslo University Hospital
Dosing of nutrition in PICUs is mainly based on patient weight and assumptions on clinical status. There is however poor correlation between these calculations and actual energy consumption measured with indirect calorimetry (IC). Available equipment for IC has however been too cumbersome to use in daily clinical practice. Of relative new date is IC integrated in modern ventilators. This functionality is easy to use, but we do not know if the results are ... Read More
Last Updated: 05 Dec 2016
Source: Saarland University
A 3 months randomized, placebo-controlled study on the effect of toothpaste fortified with vitamin B12 on vitamin B12 status markers and related metabolic markers. The primary outcome variable is the difference in the change of methylmalonic acid after 3 months between the two study arms. Read More
Last Updated: 17 Feb 2016
Source: University of Reading
A diet rich in whole grain is inversely associated with cardiovascular disease risk. Whole grains contain a wide range dietary components including potentially vasoactive phenolic acids. In this proposed human trial, the investigators aim to establish whether consumption of one portion of phenolic acid-rich oats leads to acute improvements (i.e. 1-24h post-intake) in markers of cardiovascular disease risk relative to an energy matched control intervention in ... Read More
Last Updated: 05 Oct 2016
Source: Sun Yat-sen University
The aim of the study is to investigate the effects of retinoic acid on the HDL-PON1 activity and cholesterol efflux capacity in hypercholesterolemic subjects. Read More
Last Updated: 09 Jul 2015
Source: University of Calgary
Malnourished patients with IBD that receive pre-operative parenteral nutrition therapy will have fewer post-operative complications compared to malnourished patients that receive standard of care nutritional therapy. Read More
Last Updated: 01 Dec 2016
Source: Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Twenty-five women will be followed through their breast cancer treatment. The women will be asked to provide their opinions and desires for lifestyle intervention at different times throughout treatment. In addition, basic clinical data will be collected . The primary goal of this pilot study is to investigate the physical and behavioral changes that occur in patients receiving treatment for breast cancer. Read More
Last Updated: 28 Nov 2016
Source: University of Sao Paulo
Intestinal insufficiency due to short bowel syndrome is a chronic, disabling condition with significant morbidity and mortality.Standard care includes home parenteral/enteral nutrition as well as intestinal transplantation, however multiple drugs, vitamins, antibiotics and symptom-relieving agents may be required. Prescriptional pattern of these drugs will be analyzed in a clinical cohort. Read More
Last Updated: 27 Sep 2012
Source: Medical University of Vienna
Human milk is the best source of enteral nutrition for the preterm infant. However during the infants first hours and days of life breastmilk from the own mother is usually not available. Until May 2012 the practice in the Neonatal Division of the Department of Pediatrics /Medical University Vienna was to start with formula feedings within the first 6 hours of life of a premature infant and switch over to breastmilk as soon it was available. In June 2012 the ... Read More
Last Updated: 10 Aug 2014
Source: Winthrop University Hospital
The purpose of this study is to determine the average dosage of oral vitamin D supplementation to maintain optimal vitamin D levels in the body and to see if there are differences in the response to oral vitamin D supplementation between African-American and Caucasian subjects. Read More
Last Updated: 22 Sep 2008
Source: Göteborg University
In the post-genomic era, a major challenge for health research is to understand the complex interactions among genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors including dietary intake. Unfortunately, such initiatives are hampered by the lack of accurate dietary intake assessment methods for large studies. The newly emerging field of metabolomics offers unique possibilities to characterize individual food intake, dietary patterns and effects of dietary ... Read More
Last Updated: 07 Aug 2016
Source: Northwell Health
This protocol involves the compassionate use of intravenous fish oil infusion, Omegaven. The protocol involves infants and children with parenteral nutrition-associated liver disease to enable the reversal of elevated serum liver enzymes and direct bilirubin (cholestasis). Read More
Last Updated: 08 Jan 2017
Source: National Taiwan University Hospital
To investigate the influence of different dialysis frequencies on the outcome of end-stage renal disease patients undergoing chronic hemodialysis therapy. Read More
Last Updated: 10 Jul 2008
Source: Centro Nacional de Quemados, Uruguay
Studies have shown that burn patients may benefit from low fat diets, but there is still no strong data regarding the impact of fatty acid composition used for feeding. The trial test the hypothesis that the inclusion of omega-3 PUFA in a low fat diet may improve outcome. Prospective randomised controlled trial in adult patients admitted for burns > 15% body surface area (BSA), and inhalation injury requiring mechanical ventilation and enteral nutrition. On ... Read More
Last Updated: 06 Feb 2016
Source: University of Florida
The specific aim of this protocol is to examine differential expression of specific mRNAs and proteins that occur when the dietary intake of zinc is acutely reduced below the dietary requirement for a period of ten days. Read More
Last Updated: 15 Sep 2011
Source: Medical University of Vienna
Preterm infants of extreme low birth weight (ELBW, < 1000 gram birth weight) cannot immediately be nourished with mother´s or formula milk and are typically dependent on parenteral nutrition (PN) for a prolonged period of time. This puts them at risk for liver complications of PN, namely parenteral nutrition associated cholestasis (PNAC). Intravenous lipid emulsions (ILE) based on soy bean oil are standard of care for provision of energy and essential fatty ... Read More
Last Updated: 03 Oct 2016