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NCT ID: NCT00331201 Completed - Feeding Intolerance Clinical Trials

SAFEstart Feeding Intolerance Study Phase II

Start date: July 2005
Phase: Phase 2
Study type: Interventional

Feeding intolerance is a common problem in the NICU. Feeding intolerance complicates the hospitalization, lengthens the hospital stay, and adds substantially to the cost of care. We developed a method aimed at treating intestinal villous atrophy. We accomplished preclinical testing of the product, and four Phase I clinical trials, including two at McKay-Dee Hospital in 2004. Our preparation is a sterile, isotonic, solution that simulates human amniotic fluid in electrolyte composition, albumin concentration, and two enterocyte growth factors that are present in human amniotic fluid; erythropoietin and granulocyte colony-stimulating factor. We termed the product SAFEstart, using the acronym Simulated Amniotic Fluid for Enteral administration. This trial on the efficacy and safety of SAFEstart administration as a treatment for neonates who have feeding intolerance. Hypothesis is that infants with feeding intolerance, randomized to the SAFEstart will have a greater enteral calories per kilogram per day for the seven days following conclusion of the SAFEstart administration.