Study of Nutrition in Acute Pancreatitis

Acronym: SNAP NIDDK Contact: Mary Evans Principal Investigator(s): Not Available


SNAP is a randomized multi-center clinical trial designed to test whether duodenojejunal (DJ) feeding is more effective than nasogastric (NG) feeding in providing enteral nutrition to patients with severe acute pancreatitis. SNAP will enroll participants with severe acute pancreatitis admitted to the intensive care unit. Upon enrollment, participants are assigned to NG or DJ feeding and managed for up to 28 days or until weaned on to solid food. Follow-up continues until participants are discharged from the hospital or for a maximum of 60 days. Outcomes relate to feeding tolerance and failure, nutritional status, risk for life-threatening pancreatic/systemic complications, and hospital mortality.

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