This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition infection
Treatment nutritional assessment
Sponsor Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Medicas y Nutricion Salvador Zubiran
Start date November 2012
End date April 2016
Trial size 79 participants
Trial identifier NCT02017301, GAS-800-12-13-1


Patients with acute decompensation of cirrhosis, or acute on chronic liver failure often present with malnutrition, and due to the in-hospital stay, their nutritional intake can vary widely, with several periods of fasting, and sometimes insufficient nutritional support. Therefore patients are prone to develop malnutrition or, the already present malnutrition worsens its status.

Our aim is to evaluate the daily changes in nutritional status in patients with acute decompensation of cirrhosis and evaluate the changes in plasma and serum biomarkers.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Observational model cohort
Time perspective prospective

Primary Outcomes

Changes in nutritional status
time frame: Daily measurement up to 30 days

Secondary Outcomes

Evaluation of inflammatory cytokines
time frame: Samples will be collected at the baseline evaluation.

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 18 years up to 75 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Age 18-75 years old - Patients with confirmed cirrhosis. - Any etiology - Hospitalized with acute decompensation of cirrhosis - Signed informed consent Exclusion Criteria: - Pregnancy - Amputation - Incomplete data

Additional Information

Official title Influence of Acute Decompensation on Body Composition Determined by Bioelectrical Impedance Vector Analysis
Principal investigator Aldo Torre Delgadillo, M.D. M.Sc
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in October 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Medicas y Nutricion Salvador Zubiran.