Los Angeles, California 90027

  • Home Parenteral Nutrition


The purpose of this study is to better understand why children with short gut develop feeding problems.

Study summary:

We seek to identify characteristics of our patients' histories that are associated with feeding problems in the context of availability of early prophylactic occupational therapy. We plan to review our most recent four years' experience in children with short gut syndrome with onset in early infancy who initially required home parenteral nutrition to identify risk factors or clusters of risk factors associated with food aversion.


Inclusion Criteria: - Patients seen in home-TPN clinic since July of 2008 with: - Intestinal failure - Short gut - Onset < 3 months of age - Received home parenteral nutrition following initial hospital discharge - Less than 7 years of age at time of study - Must have at least 1 parent/legal guradian willing to participate in the study Exclusion Criteria: - Not seen in home TPN clinic - Short gut with onset >3 months - No parents/legal guradians willing to participate in the study



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Russell J Merritt, MD, PhD
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Backup Contact:


Location Contact:

Los Angeles, California 90027
United States

Peter Kim, BS
Email: chakim@chla.usc.edu

Site Status: Recruiting

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: September 16, 2021

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