Glutamine Supplementation to Prevent Death or Infection in Extremely Premature Infants

Not Recruiting

Trial ID: NCT00005775


This large multicenter double-masked clinical trial tested whether supplementation of standard neonatal parenteral nutrition with glutamine would reduce the risk of death or late-onset sepsis in extremely-low-birth-weight (ELBW, less than or equal to 1000 gm) infants. Neonates with birth weights of 401-1000gm were randomized to standard TrophAmine or TrophAmine supplemented with glutamine before 72 hours and continued until the infants are tolerating full enteral feedings.

Official Title

Randomized Controlled Trial of Parenteral Glutamine Supplementation for Extremely-Low-Birth-Weight (ELBW) Infants

Stanford Investigator(s)


Inclusion Criteria:

   - 401-1000 gm

   - More than 12 hrs and less than 72 hrs after birth; intravenous access

   - Parental consent

Exclusion Criteria:

   - One or more major congenital anomalies

   - Infants meeting criteria for terminal illness

   - Congenital nonbacterial infection with overt signs at birth


drug: Glutamine

drug: Placebo

Not Recruiting

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305