Glycerin Suppositories Used Prophylactically in Premature infants (SUPP): a pilot randomized placebo-controlled trial
Principal Investigator: Dr. Mark Walton
Co-Investigators: Dr. Connie Williams, Dr. Michael Livingston
Research Team: Tessa Elliott, Stephanie Becker, Bethany Easterbrook
Funded By: McMaster Surgical Associates Innovation Grant
The SUPP Trial is a pilot study to assess the feasibility of a multicenter randomized controlled trial in the neonatal intensive care unit. Unfortunately, all preterm infants have problems with adequate feeding and nutrition. Giving them glycerin suppositories may be one way to help prevent some of these issues. The SUPP Trial is being coordinated by the McMaster Pediatric Surgery Research Collaborative in association with our colleagues in Neonatology and Nursing at McMaster Children’s Hospital.
The SUPP Trial Has Started!
The SUPP Trial commenced on January 6, 2015, and is currently enrolling patients. We thank the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for their dedication in helping move this study forward.
Livingston MH, Shawyer AC, Rosenbaum PL, Williams C, Jones SA, Walton JM. Glycerin enemas and suppositories in premature infants: a meta-analysis. Pediatrics. 2015;135(6):1093-1106.
Livingston MH, Shawyer AC, Rosenbaum PL, Williams C, Jones SA, Walton JM. Glycerin Enemas and Suppositories in Premature Infants: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Canadian Paediatric Society 2015 Annual Meeting. Toronto, Ontario. June 25, 2015.
Livingston M, Blinder H, Williams C, Jones S, Rosenbaum P, Walton JM. Glycerin Suppositories Used Prophylactically in Premature infants (SUPP): A pilot study for a multicenter randomized controlled trial Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons Annual Meeting. Vancouver, British Columbia. September 22, 2016.
Tessa Elliott, B.HSc
phone: 905-521-2100 ext 73507
Dr. Mike Livingston, MD, MSc(C)