Moderate Acute Malnutrition Clinical Trial
A Multi-center, Randomized Controlled Comparison of Three Renutrition Strategies for the Management of Moderate Acute Malnutrition Among Children From 6 to 24 Months (Madagascar, Niger, Central African Republic and Senegal)
The aim of this open-label randomized controlled trial conducted in four African countries (Madagascar, Niger, Central African Republic and Senegal) is to compare three strategies of renutrition for moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) in children based on modulation of the gut microbiota with enriched flours alone, enriched flours with prebiotics or enriched flours coupled with antibiotic treatment. Cognitive development of children (Senegal) will also be studied and compared.
The main objective of this study is to improve the nutrition strategy used to take in charge
moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) which is the major milestone before severe malnutrition.
This will be based on the modulation of the gut microbiota with adjunct product added to
standard nutrition flours.
The purpose of the MALINEA study is to compare three management strategies for Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM) in children aged between 6 months and 2 years old on recovery defined by a weight/size gain at 3 months.
The 3 groups will be compared on several anthropometric measurements [Weight, length, Mid Upper Arm Circumference (MUAC)], clinical characteristics, adherence and tolerance to interventions between before and after a 3 months intervention Cognitive development of children (Senegal) will also be studied and compared, at inclusion, 3 months and 6 months after inclusion.
The investigators will also investigate the microbiomes of malnourished children at inclusion and at 3 and 6 months after inclusion to compare it to the ones of normonourished children. ;
|Contact||Muriel Vray, PhD|
|Phone||+221 33 839 92 47|
|Start date||January 31, 2018|
|Completion date||March 30, 2019|