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        The FOOD Trial
    (Feed Or Ordinary Diet)


Breaking NEWS.......
The results of the FOOD trial were published in the Lancet on February 26th 2005.


A selection of slides and posters are available for presentation purposes. If you would like to present the results  - Please contact Gina to discuss your plans.
food@skull.dcn.ed.ac.uk

Updated March 24th 2005


                A Multicentre Trial to Evaluate Various Feeding Policies in Patients with a Recent Stroke


        The 'family' of three trials is addressing three main questions:

    ? In patients with a recent stroke, who can take adequate fluids orally, does oral nutritional supplementation
          increase the proportion of patients surviving without disability?
   ? In patients with a recent stroke, who are unable to take adequate fluids orally, does early initiation of
           tube feeding (NG or PEG) increase the proportion of patients surviving without  severe disability?
    ? In patients with a recent stroke who need tube feeding, is a PEG tube, instead of traditional NG tube,
          associated with better outcomes?

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOOD TRIAL PROTOCOL

PROTOCOL SUMMARY

FOOD TRIAL FORMS

DOWNLOADABLE PRESENTATIONS

RANDOMISATION EXPLAINED

FOOD NEWS/PUBLICATIONS

PATIENT/CENTRE RECRUITMENT

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Need help? Call the FOOD Helpline on  +44 (0) 131 537 3126

The FOOD Team    


The FOOD Trial Co-ordinating Centre                                                                        University of Edinburgh Crest
Neurosciences Trials Unit                                                                                                            
Western General Hospital
Edinburgh EH4 2XU
Scotland
Tel: +44 (0) 131 537 3126                                                                                                                                 
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