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Parenteral Nutrition With Intravenous and Oral Fish Oil for Intensive Care Patients

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01162928
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 15, 2010
Last Update Posted : April 27, 2018
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
B. Braun Melsungen AG

Brief Summary:
The primary objective is to assess the effect of fish oil-enriched enteral and parenteral nutrition on blood oxygenation in critically ill patients.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Critical Illness Drug: Nutriflex Omega special + Oxepa Drug: Nutriflex Lipid special + Pulmocare Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 100 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Assessment of the Benefit From Combined Administration of Oral and Intravenous Nutrition - Enriched With Omega-3 Fatty Acids - for Intensive Care Patient
Study Start Date : May 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 2017
Actual Study Completion Date : November 2017

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1
3-chamber-bag combined with Oxepa
Drug: Nutriflex Omega special + Oxepa
3-chamber-bag combined with enteral nutrition

Active Comparator: 2
3-chamber-bag combined with Pulmocare
Drug: Nutriflex Lipid special + Pulmocare
3-chamber-bag combined with enteral nutrition

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. change in blood oxygenation (PaO2/FIO2 ratio) [ Time Frame: day 1 to day 6 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. rate of parenteral nutrition associated complications equal or better compared to current practice [ Time Frame: day 1 to day 6 ]
  2. disease related complications [ Time Frame: Day 28 ]
  3. 28 day-mortality [ Time Frame: Day 28 ]
  4. changes in fatty acid composition of cell membranes [ Time Frame: Day 12 ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion: - signed informed consent

  • mechanically-ventilated adults (age 18-80) admitted to Intensive Care Unit,
  • enteral nutrition does not meet the nutrition goal (at least 80 % of the resting energy expenditure) within the past 36 hours
  • APACHE II score above the median value of the intensive care unit (id est > 20)

Exclusion: - do not resuscitate status

  • cardiogenic pulmonary edema
  • previous (< 1 month) or ongoing need for corticosteroids > 0.1 mg/kg prednisolon- equi-valent or other immune suppressive treatment
  • serum triglycerides > 300 mg/dl at screening
  • alterations of coagulation (platelets <100.000 mm3), PTT > 60 sec, INR ≥ 2.5 without therapeutic intervention
  • pregnancy
  • participation in a clinical study with an investigational drug within one month prior to the start of this clinical trial
  • known or suspected drug abuse
  • general contraindications for infusion therapy such as acute pulmonary oedema, hyper-hydration and decompensated cardiac insufficiency
  • known hypersensitivity to egg-, soy-, and fish proteins or any of the ingredients
  • autoimmune disease or HIV
  • uncompensated hemodynamical failure of any origin (hemorrhagic shock, myocardial infarction, cardiac failure)
  • uncompensated ketoacidosis caused by Diabetes mellitus within 7 days prior to onset of study
  • uncompensated renal insufficiency with serum creatinine > 1.5 mg/dL (> 133 µmol/L)
  • patients with severe liver dysfunction with bilirubin > 2.5 mg/dL (> 43 µmol/L)
  • necrotizing pancreatitis

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01162928

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Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus
Petah-Tikva, Israel, 49100
Sponsors and Collaborators
B. Braun Melsungen AG
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Principal Investigator: Pierre Singer, MD Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: B. Braun Melsungen AG Identifier: NCT01162928    
Obsolete Identifiers: NCT01148589
Other Study ID Numbers: HC-G-H-0804
First Posted: July 15, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 27, 2018
Last Verified: April 2018
Keywords provided by B. Braun Melsungen AG:
critically ill, mechanically ventilated patients requiring enteral and parenteral nutritional support
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Critical Illness
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes