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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Gastroesophageal Reflux
and you are
under 100
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

Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER) is a condition that affects the majority of premature infants that are followed at the Kangaroo Mother Care Program (ambulatory program for preterm infants discharged with their mothers in continuous skin to skin contact and strict outpatient follow up). For over 20 years, the use of Metoclopramide has been systematic among all preterm infants according to the protocols of the Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) Program . The aim of this clinical trial is to evaluate the effectiveness and security of metoclopramide to lessen the symptoms of GRE in premature infants that are followed and treated in the Ambulatory KMC Program before 40 weeks of gestational age. Design: Randomized, double blind trial, controlled with placebo. Eligible Population: Premature infants that are followed and treated in the Ambulatory Kangaroo Mother Care Program at Hospital Universitario San Ignacio before 40 weeks of gestational age, which systematically receive: metoclopramide 0.2 mg per kg, every 8 hours, 15 minutes before every feeding up to 40 weeks of gestational age, between January 01 2017 and December 31 2017.Outcomes: Incidence of regurgitation episodes reported by the parents of the infants, episodes of apnea, bronchoaspiration, postprandial irritability, the infant rejects feeding, alteration in the postprandial posture and the frequency and severity of adverse effects associated with the use of Metoclopramide such as extrapyramidal symptoms and sedation. In the case of continuous variables, the mean and median will be compared according to the distribution and for nominal variables, a chi squared test or fisher test will be carried out. Duration: 12 months. Ethical Aspects: Experiment with minimum mayor risk. Informed consent will be requested to parents. An independent committee from the work group will be in charge of carrying out the follow-up of the safety and progression of the study. A methodological expert, a thematic expert, a statistician and an expert in bioethics will constitute the committee. Financial Disclosure: The study will be funded through the Kangaroo Foundation with the collaboration of the " Hospital Universitario San Ignacio", Bogotá, Colombia.

Provided treatments

  • Drug: Metoclopramide
  • Drug: Placebo

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT02907632. The sponsor of the trial is Nathalie Charpak and it is looking for 490 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
Use of Metoclopramide for the Prevention of Gastroesophageal Reflux in Premature Infants Followed in an Outpatient Kangaroo Mother Care Clinic Before 40 Weeks of Gestational Age: A Randomized Controlled Trial