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Trial Details

  • Trial statusCompleted
  • Study email contactd.babalis09@imperial.ac.uk
  • Chief InvestigatorDr Sabita Uthaya
  • Project managerDaphne Babalis
  • SponsorImperial College London
  • ISRCTN number29665319
  • PhaseIV

Amino acid regimen and intravenous lipid composition in preterm parenteral nutrition: a randomised controlled trial of Nutritional Evaluation and Optimisation in Neonates

Design and Objective

128 infants were enrolled to this study and they received one of four different combinations of parenteral nutrition treatment. The purpose of this study is to improve the growth and health of preterm babies by: 1) comparing “immediate” introduction of Parenteral Nutrition with “stepwise” introduction and 2) comparing the currently used fat in PN, with a newer type of fat that we hope is less harmful to the liver.

Key inclusion criteria

Preterm infants born below 31 weeks gestation Written informed consent from parents

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