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clinical trial
if you have
Docosohexaenoic Acid Supplementation of Mothers to
and you are
under 45
years old
This is a medium phase trial determining
the safety and dosage of the new treatment, as well as its efficacy.
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The purpose

The purpose of this research study is to find out whether preterm infants are receiving enough of the essential and long chain fatty acids important for brain development and immune function. Our current intravenous (IV) fats do not contain the long chain fatty acids and different milk sources have different compositions. We would like to evaluate lactating mothers dietary intake and breastmilk level of fatty acid status by doing an analysis of their blood and breastmilk samples after they have been supplemented with a currently used fatty acid supplement (DHA- Martek Biosciences, now known as Dutch State Mines (DSM) Nutritional Lipid) The DHA supplement is available over the counter. The information learned from this research study may benefit other mothers and babies in the future. The information could help make sure premature babies are receiving the right nutrients they need for appropriate growth and development.

Provided treatments

  • Drug: Expecta 200 mg
  • Drug: Expecta 1 gram

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT01732874. The sponsor of the trial is Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati and it is looking for 27 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
Docosahexaenoic Acid Supplementation of Mothers to Improve Preterm Infant Nutrition and Immune Homeostasis