Last updated on May 2018

Prophylactic Early PN in HPT/BMT

Brief description of study

Supplemental prophylactic early parenteral nutrition will be commenced 1 day prior to conditioning chemoradiotherapy in patients who are not already malnourished. Supplemental parenteral nutrition continues throughout conditioning chemoradiotherapy and stem cell transplant.

Detailed Study Description

A standard parenteral nutrition solution will be used. The parenteral nutrition solution will be given once daily, and infused intravenously. The standard parenteral nutrition solution will contain approximately 40 grams of amino acids/L, 40 g lipids/L and 100g dextrose/L). Nutritional targets will be measured using indirect Calorimetry where available, or calculated via the Harris Benedict or Schofield equations. The dose of parenteral nutrition administered will be determined by the treating dietitian, treating physician or treating research team. The parenteral nutrition dose given will be individualised considering the patients clinical condition and body weight. The dose of supplemental parenteral nutrition will be dependent on the total calories also received from oral and/or enteral nutrition intake.

Supplemental parenteral nutrition will be discontinued when a patient is well enough to be discharged from hospital or when the patients attending clinician determines a central line is no longer needed for standard care. There is no maximum duration of supplemental parenteral nutrition..

Adherence to the study intervention will be monitored via medical chart reviews during site monitoring visits, and data queries on individual patient case report form documentation.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03083327

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