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A Taste and Acceptance Study of FruitiVits in Children Aged 4-8 Years Following a Ketogenic Diet. (FruitiVits)

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: NCT02229318
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 1, 2014
Results First Posted : October 7, 2016
Last Update Posted : May 1, 2019
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Vitaflo International, Ltd

Brief Summary:
Subjects will be asked to substitute their usual vitamin and mineral supplement/s with FruitiVits for seven consecutive days.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Seizure Disorders Dietary Supplement: FruitiVits Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

The study will involve 12 subjects between 4 and 8 years of age, who routinely use comprehensive micronutrient supplementation as part of their dietary management.

Primary Hypothesis:

FruitiVits is an acceptable source of vitamin, mineral and trace elements for patients on a Ketogenic diet.

Secondary Hypothesis:

FruitiVits will be well accepted and tolerated when given orally to children on a Ketogenic diet.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 11 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Other
Official Title: A Taste and Acceptance Study of FruitiVits, for Use in the Dietary Management of Young Children Requiring Very Restrictive Diets Such as the Ketogenic Diet.
Study Start Date : September 2014
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2014

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: FruitiVits
Daily administration of FruitiVits dietary supplement
Dietary Supplement: FruitiVits
Daily administration of FruitiVits dietary supplement

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Acceptability of FruitiVits [ Time Frame: Day 8 of trial ]

    The study product was rated on a scale of 1-5:

    1. (liked very much)
    2. (liked moderately)
    3. (neither liked nor disliked)
    4. (disliked moderately)
    5. (disliked very much).

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Ease of Preparation of FruitiVits [ Time Frame: Day 8 of trial ]

    Ease of preparation of FruitiVits was rated on a scale of 1-5:

    1. (very easy)
    2. (moderately easy)
    3. (neither easy nor difficult)
    4. (moderately difficult)
    5. (very difficult).

    Those who considered it not difficult to prepare and scored 1-3 on the scale: 11/11 patients

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Ages Eligible for Study:   4 Years to 9 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Diagnosis of condition requiring a Ketogenic diet
  2. Currently on a Ketogenic diet
  3. Aged 4 - 8 years
  4. Routinely taking a complete micronutrient supplement
  5. Oral feeding

Exclusion Criteria:

1) Children aged less than 4 years or older than 9 years of age

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02229318

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United States, Pennsylvania
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Division of Neurology
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104
Sponsors and Collaborators
Vitaflo International, Ltd
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
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Principal Investigator: Christina Bergqvist, M.D Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
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Responsible Party: Vitaflo International, Ltd Identifier: NCT02229318    
Other Study ID Numbers: NA-FRV-012014-01
First Posted: September 1, 2014    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: October 7, 2016
Last Update Posted: May 1, 2019
Last Verified: April 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases