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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Refeeding Syndrome or Cancer of the Head and Neck
and you are
over 18
years old
The primary goal of this phase is to monitor the long-term effects.
The treatment is already on the market.
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The purpose

A phosphate supplement is part of the treatment of patients with the refeeding syndrome (RFS). It is not known, if the generalized edema also affects the intestine to decrease absorption. The aim was to investigate, if oral treatment is possible in mild to moderate RFS. In a randomized crossover design 12 hospitalized head-neck cancer patients ingested four oral solutions of phosphate in two-day periods. In a low-dose period the investigators compared five mmol phosphate from either skimmed milk or Di-sodiumphosphate-di-hydrate and potassium di-hydrogens-phosphate with black currant flavor (PBC), and in a high-dose period 20 mmol from either Addiphos® or the PBC-solution. P-phosphate was measured two and four hours after the ingestion, the urinary excretion after four hours. P-phosphate significantly increased after PBC in both the low- and high-dose and Addiphos®, but not after skimmed milk. The increase was larger after Addiphos® than the PBC-solution. There was no difference in the increase between the patients with low p-phosphate and those with normal values, and no correlation between baseline p-phosphate and percent increase. There was no group difference in the urinary excretion of phosphate. The investigators conclude that phosphate can be readily absorbed after oral administration, but skimmed milk can´t be recommend for this purpose.

Provided treatments

  • : phosphate orally

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT02880072. The sponsor of the trial is Jens Rikardt Andersen and it is looking for 12 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
Absorption of Orally Ingested Phosphate in Head and Neck Cancer Patients With and Without Refeeding Syndrome