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Effectiveness of Nutritional Supplementation in Preventing Malnutrition in Children With Infection

2014-08-27 03:12:30 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to determine whether 14 days nutritional supplementation with Ready to use therapeutic Food (RUTF) or micronutrients alone to children having an infection will prevent malnutrition and reduce the frequency of morbidity.

Description

Anorexia due to infection might lead to weight loss. In many settings total recovery is problematic what might result in a permanent lower weight. A short period high quality food supplementation could improve weight gain after an infection.

A complete high quality food will be tested, but also micronutrients alone as there is no information on what children with an infection exactly need as a supplement.

Children aged 6-59 months presenting with diarrhoea, malaria or lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) are provided for 2 weeks with

- RUTF supplement (Plumpynut®) of 500 kcal/day

- Multi micronutirent powder (MNP)

- Placebo to MNP

The followup period is 6 months. Anthropometric indicators and morbidity are assessed monthly. Participants are invited to attend the study clinic if any signs of disease are noticed.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Prevention

Conditions

Malnutrition

Intervention

Nutrition supplement with RUTF or MNP

Location

Goronyo health clinic outpatient department
Goronyo
Sokoto
Nigeria

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

Medecins Sans Frontieres

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:12:30-0400

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