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- Assess the nutritional status of critically ill children using different nutritional assessment tools in management. - Assess accuracy and validity of screening tools in diagnosis of malnutrition by the following: - Strong kids - Stamp - PYMS - Assess the effect of early versus late enteral nutrition on the outcome and predict the complication associated with enteral feeding.


Clinical Trial Description

Malnutrition affects millions of children throughout the World. According to ESPEN nutritional risk screening tools have been designed to detect protein and energy under nutrition and predict if under nutrition may develop or worsen. The Screening was validated Tool for Assessment of Malnutrition in Pediatrics (STAMP) that evaluates patient's clinical diagnosis, nutritional intake during hospitalization and anthropometric measurements, developing a care plan based on the child's overall malnutrition risk. The Screening Tool for Impaired Nutritional Status and Growth (STRONG kids) consists of four items: clinical assessment, high-risk diseases, nutritional intake and losses, weight loss or poor weight gain. The Pediatric Yorkhill Malnutrition Score (PYMS) is adopted among patients between 1 and 16 years of age assesses four items: BMI, history of recent weight loss, changes in nutritional intake and the expected effect of current medical condition on patient's nutritional status. Indirect calorimetry, calculated from analysis of the inspired and expired gases, is the best method for evaluating individual energy expenditure. Protein requirements are highe. The catabolic effects of illness lead to negative nitrogen balance. Randomized protein-supplemented enteral diet achieved 3.1g/kg/day protein and positive nitrogen balance by PICU day 5. Enteral nutrition is more physiological, simpler, can be started more quickly and cheaper, it does not require special preparation, and it can be started and modified at any time. Par enteral nutrition has reserved for those patients with intestinal obstruction or severe gastrointestinal damage, ischemia, inflammation, hemorrhage, peritonitis and paralytic ileus. ;


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NCT number NCT04862728
Study type Observational [Patient Registry]
Source Assiut University
Contact Hanan Hamdallah
Phone 00201011540871
Email [email protected]
Status Not yet recruiting
Phase
Start date June 2021
Completion date September 2022

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