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Submitted: 12 March 2013 Modified: 25 January 2019
HERDIN Record #: PCHRD13031213374342

A randomized controlled trial on the use of virgin coconut oil for the prevention of neonatal sepsis among preterm neonates at the up-PGH medical center.

Jacinto Blas V. Mantaring III

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OBJECTIVES


GENERAL:
To determine if low birth weight infants weighing less than 1500 grams who are given virgin coconut oil (VCNO) as a supplement to breast milk or preterm formula will have lower mortality rates compared to neonates not given VCNO supplementation.


SPECIFIC:
1. To determine the difference in the risk of deaths and nosocomial infections between two (2) treatment groups: infants given breastmilk of preterm infant formula with VCNO and infants given breastmilk or preterm infant formula with human milk fortifier of MCT;
2. To determine the difference between the two (2) treatment groups in terms of occurrence of vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal distention and feeding residuals between the two treatment groups;
3. To determine the difference in the duration of intervention between the two treatment groups; and
4. To determine the difference in weight gain, gain in length, head circumference and mid-upper arm circumference of infants in the two treatment groups.

Publication Type
Research Project
Date
November 1, 2005-October 31, 2006
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