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Comparison of Post-Discharge Growth of Premature Infants Using Two Different Formulas

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: NCT01759134
Recruitment Status : Terminated
First Posted : January 2, 2013
Last Update Posted : October 25, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Shaare Zedek Medical Center

Brief Summary:
The objective of this study is to compare the post-discharge growth of preterm infants fed with 2 different post discharge formulas.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Premature Birth of Newborn Other: Post discharge formula Phase 4

Detailed Description:
Infants will be randomized upon discharge from the NICU. We will follow weight, height and head circumference for three months following discharge, In addition any feeding difficulties will be noted.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 30 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Comparison of Post-Discharge Growth of Premature Infants Using Two Different Formulas
Study Start Date : January 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date : January 2014
Estimated Study Completion Date : June 2014

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Post Discharge Formula
Babies will be given formula for first three months post discharge
Other: Post discharge formula
Babies will be given either materna sensitive or similac neosure

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. growth [ Time Frame: 3 months post discharge ]
    weight (kg), length (cm), head circumference (cm).

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Ages Eligible for Study:   30 Weeks to 34 Weeks   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Preterm infants that are being fed only by formulas (mother chose not to breast feed, or cannot breast feed).
  2. Gestational week 30-34.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Congenital major malformation (e.g. congenital heart disease).
  2. Chromosomal abnormality (e.g. Down's syndrome)
  3. Gastrointestinal morbidity: S/P abdominal surgery, S/P NEC
  4. Milk allergy
  5. Chronic disease (e.g. oxygen treatment)

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01759134

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Shaare Zedek Medical Center
Jerusalem, Israel
Sponsors and Collaborators
Shaare Zedek Medical Center
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Principal Investigator: Alona Bin-Nun, MD Shaare Zedek Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Cathy Hammerman, MD Shaare Zedek Medical Center

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Responsible Party: Shaare Zedek Medical Center Identifier: NCT01759134    
Other Study ID Numbers: chammermanpdc
First Posted: January 2, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 25, 2013
Last Verified: December 2012
Keywords provided by Shaare Zedek Medical Center:
Premature neonate
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Premature Birth
Obstetric Labor, Premature
Obstetric Labor Complications
Pregnancy Complications