Effects of Nutrition and Lung Disease on Growth in Preschoolers with CF
Funding for this trial has been provided in full or in part by Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics, Inc.
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STUDY BACKGROUND INFORMATION:
The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between a newly developed nutritional method, patient growth, and lung disease. Children with CF have special challenges in obtaining the nutrition needed for proper growth.
Researchers have developed a new method to improve nutrition in preschoolers with CF. The method combines new ideas to encourage children to eat more and develops changes in the presentation of foods that provide better nutrition. Preliminary results show that this new method works to improve energy intake.
In this study researchers will measure lung disease in the preschoolers through images of the lungs obtained using a sensitive technique called high resolution computed tomography, or HRCT. Sixty childrenâ??including some who are using the new nutritional method and some who are notâ??will obtain HRCT scans at the start of the study and then again 18 months later. Using HRCT will help determine whether worsening lung disease slows down growth even when using the new nutritional method. The scans also will also help to determine whether the new nutritional method helps keep the lungs healthy.
The information from these images will also improve our understanding of the development of lung disease in this young group and aid in analyzing results of clinical trials of new therapies for very young children with CF.
2 Years - 6 Years
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The sites listed below are currently recruiting subjects. Please note that this list generally lists either the pediatric or adult program but not both even though both programs may be recruiting subjects. Also, this list does not include sites that may be participating in the study but are not yet open for recruitment. If you are interested in this study please contact your center for more information.
Tucson CF Center (Pediatric and Adult), Tucson, AZ, 85724
Molina de Rodriguez, Osmara Phone: (520) 891-6767 Email: email@example.com
University of Michigan Health System (Pediatric), Ann Arbor, MI, 48109
Kruse, Dawn Phone: (734) 615-3266 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (Pediatric), Cincinnati, OH, 45229
Decker, Beth Phone: (513) 803-4325 Email: Beth.Decker@cchmc.org
University Hospitals Case Medical Center/Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital (Pediatric), Cleveland, OH, 44106
Ksenich, Roberta (Bobbi) Phone: (216) 844-5733 Email: Roberta.Ksenich@UHHospitals.org