Core data necessary for reporting clinical trials on nutrition in infancy on behalf of the consensus group on outcome measures made in paediatric enteral nutrition clinical trials (COMMENT) and the early nutrition project

Berthold Koletzko, Mary Fewtrell, Robert Gibson, Johannes B. Van Goudoever, Olle Hernell, Raanan Shamir, Hania Szajewska

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This paper presents an updated and revised summary of the 'core data set' that has been proposed to be recorded and reported in all clinical trials on infant nutrition by the recently formed Consensus Group on Outcome Measures Made in Paediatric Enteral Nutrition Clinical Trials (COMMENT). This core data set was developed based on a previous proposal by the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) Committee on Nutrition in 2003. It comprises confidential data to identify subjects and facilitate contact for further follow-up, data to characterize the cohort studied and data on withdrawals from the study, and some additional core data for all nutrition studies on preterm infants. We recommend that all studies on nutrition in infancy should collect and report this core data set to facilitate interpretation and comparison of results from clinical studies, and of systematic data evaluation and meta-analyses. Editors of journals publishing such reports are encouraged to require the reporting of the minimum data set described here either in the main body of the publication or as supplementary online material.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-35
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of Nutrition and Metabolism
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished or Issued - 2014


  • Clinical trials
  • Data reporting
  • Human experimentation
  • Meta-analysis
  • Research subjects

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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