Early DHA Supplementation in Very Low Birth Weight Infants

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Verified June 2017 by Mead Johnson Nutrition



North Shore Research Institue

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Mead Johnson Nutrition

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First received: June 19, 2017

Last updated: June 19, 2017

Last verified: June 2017

This clinical trial will evaluate the effects of giving supplements of PUFA to premature infants.

Prematurity Other: Low dose PUFA Other: High dose PUFA Other: Placebo

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Participant, Care Provider, Investigator
Primary Purpose: Other
Official Title: Early DHA Supplementation in Very Low Birth Weight Infants

Primary Outcome Measures:

  • Red Blood Cell polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) levels [ Time Frame: 2 weeks of age ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:

Estimated Enrollment: 20
Anticipated Study Start Date: June 30, 2017
Estimated Study Completion Date: October 31, 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date: October 31, 2018 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Experimental: Low dose PUFA Other: Low dose PUFA

Low dose PUFA

Experimental: High dose PUFA Other: High dose PUFA

High dose PUFA

Placebo Comparator: Placebo Other: Placebo


Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 3 Days   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Very low birth weight infants weighing less than 1500 grams
  • Consent signed within 72 hours of life

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Infants with know metabolic disorder
  • Infants with known congenital GI anomaly
  • Infants who are deemed to be inappropriate for enrollment per attending neonatologist

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT03192839

Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60612
Contact: Judy Janes    800-876-0772      
Principal Investigator: Aloka Patel, M.D.         
North Shore University Health System
Evanston, Illinois, United States, 60201
Contact: Sue Wolf    847-570-2530      
Principal Investigator: Brandy Frost, MD         

Mead Johnson Nutrition

North Shore Research Institue

Study Director: Timothy Cooper, M.D Mead Johnson Nutrition

Responsible Party: Mead Johnson Nutrition
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03192839     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 6039
Study First Received: June 19, 2017
Last Updated: June 19, 2017
Individual Participant Data  
Plan to Share IPD: No

Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

Additional relevant MeSH terms:

Birth Weight
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on June 20, 2017