Prebiotic Fiber Enteral Feeding Effect on the Microbiome - Clinical Trial

What is the Purpose of this Study?

We are doing this study to learn more about how the FDA-approved enteral nutrition (Vital AF) effects very sick people.
What is the Condition Being Studied?
Enteral Nutrition

Who Can Participate in the Study?

- Adults 18-80 years old
- Are expected to be in the Intensive Care Unit for 3 or more days
- Expected to require enteral nutrition
- Have not been in the hospital in the past month
- Do not have a stomach or bowel problem

Age Group

What is Involved?

If you choose to join this study you will:
- Be randomized (like flipping a coin) to get the study nutrition (Vital AF) or the regular enteral nutrition (Osmolite)
- Give stool samples
- Do tongue swabs

Study Details

Full Title
Effect of Prebiotic Fiber- Enriched (scFOS) Enteral Feeding on the Microbiome in Major Injury Trauma Patients (PreFEED Microbiome Trial)
Principal Investigator
Protocol Number
IRB: PRO00081414
NCT: NCT03153397
Phase N/A
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