Efficacy of Prophylactic Glycerin Suppositories for Feeding Intolerance in Very Low Birth Weight Preterm Infants: a Randomized Trial

  • STATUS
    Recruiting
  • End date
    Jan 23, 2023
  • participants needed
    220
  • sponsor
    King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center
Updated on 23 April 2022
Accepts healthy volunteers

Summary

To evaluate the efficacy of prophylactic glycerin suppositories will accelerate the elimination of meconium from the large intestine and thus reduce the incidence of feeding intolerance in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants

Details
Condition Infant, Very Low Birth Weight
Treatment Glycerin suppositories
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT01799629
SponsorKing Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center
Last Modified on23 April 2022

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Inclusion Criteria

Preterm infants with birth weight < 1250g
Inborn or outborn infants
Less than 72 hours of age

Exclusion Criteria

Congenital malformations
Acute abdomen needing surgical intervention
Severity of illness such that death is likely in the first few days after birth
Inability to get the parental consent
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