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Prevention of Iron Deficiency in 2nd Year of Life

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified May 2007 by Soroka University Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : May 25, 2007
Last Update Posted : May 25, 2007
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Soroka University Medical Center

Brief Summary:
Healthy babies(age 8-18 months) following a routine blood count, with no anemia or iron deficiency, will be randomly placed in two groups. Group 1 will receive a 3 months preventive dose of an iron preparation (Ferripel 3 iron polysaccharide complex). Group 2 will be followed up as a control group. Following a nutritional questionnair, parents of all babies will receive instruction regarding appropriate nutrition in the 2nd year of life. A follow-up blood count will be taken from all participating babies 3 months after recruitment. The study aims to evaluate effectiveness of iron supplementation in the 2nd year of life. The hypothesis is that babies who receive iron supplementation in the 2nd year of life are less likely to develop iron deficiency or anemia.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Iron Deficiency Anemia Drug: Ferripel-3 - iron polysaccharide complex for prevention Phase 4

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Effectiveness of Iron Supplementation in the Second Year of Life for Prevention of Iron Deficiency
Study Start Date : May 2007

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MedlinePlus related topics: Anemia Iron

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Ages Eligible for Study:   8 Months to 18 Months   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy babies without iron deficiency

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Babies with iron deficiency or chronic diseases, premature babies and babies with hereditary hematological disease

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00479102

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Contact: Hanna Shalev, MD 972-52-8504058

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Clalit Health Services Child Health Center
Rahat, Israel
Contact: Hanna Shalev, MD    972-52-8504058   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Soroka University Medical Center
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Principal Investigator: Hanna Shalev, MD Clalit Health Services
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00479102    
Other Study ID Numbers: sor448707ctil
First Posted: May 25, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 25, 2007
Last Verified: May 2007
Keywords provided by Soroka University Medical Center:
Iron supplementation
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Anemia, Iron-Deficiency
Anemia, Hypochromic
Hematologic Diseases
Iron Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases