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A clinical trial is a research study that allows volunteers to receive treatment with a drug or device currently under research testing by a pharmaceutical or biotechnology company. These companies carefully select qualified physicians who serve as "investigators” to lead the study trials.

Arkansas Children's offers opportunities to the community to participate in many studies. Use the search fields below to review the current available studies.

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See our currently enrolling studies list.

Title:  
Happy Tummies Study
Description:  

Study Design: The Happy Tummies Study is a nutrition research study designed to look at the gut health and immune systems of infants that are fed exclusively either breast-milk, Similac Advance, or Similac Soy Isomil formula.

For babies fed Similac Advance:
Mom and baby will attend 4 study visits, starting when baby is 1 month old. At the 1-month and 2-month old visits we will provide Similac Advance formula, ask about baby’s nutrition, and obtain some body measurements on baby. These visits will each last about an hour. At the 3-month old visit, we will ask medical history questions, obtain some body temperature and composition measurements on baby, and perform blood, urine, stool, and cheek swab collection. This visit will last about 4 hours. We will also ask mom to complete a 3-day food record. At the fourth visit, we will ask mom to bring back the completed food records and stool samples. To thank you for your participation, a 3-month supply of Similac Advance formula and diapers will be provided.

For babies breastfed or fed Similac Soy Isomil:
Mom and baby will attend 1 study visit when baby is 3 months old. At this visit we will ask medical history questions, obtain some body temperature and composition measurements on baby, and perform a blood, urine, stool, and cheek swab collection. The visit will last about 4 hours. We will also ask mom to complete a 3-day food record prior to the visit and provide a breast milk sample if breast-feeding. At the second visit we will ask mom to bring back the completed food records, breast milk sample, and stool samples. To thank you for your participation, a 3-month supply of diapers will be provided.

Study Eligibility:  
Infants less than 1 month old to be fed Similac Advance, or infants 2.5-3.5 months old exclusively fed breast-milk or Similac Soy Isomil formula during the first 3 months.
Content Study Link:  
Principal Investigator:  
Category:  
Studies For Healthy Individuals
Contact Information:  
Call 501-364-3309 or email acncstudies@archildrens.org
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