ASAP: Audit of Severe Acute Pancreatitis Feeding Practices in Australasia
The ASAP Study was a 6-month observational study to assess the feeding practice of patients with severe acute pancreatitis in Australian and New Zealand intensive care units (ICUs). This study was the first project developed by an ANZIC-RC Nutrition Research Fellow.
Goal: The ASAP Study benchmarked current practice and provided data for the design of a future randomised controlled trial.
Study Progress: The study was designed in 2007. Patient recruitment commenced in March 2008 and was completed within 6 months with a total of 121 patients enrolled.
The preliminary results were presented at the Asia Pacific Critical Care Congress and the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Clinical Trials Group (ANZICS-CTG)Scientific Meeting both held in Sydney in October 2008.
The final results were presented in 2009 at the AuSPEN 's 35th Annual Scientific Meeting held in Christchurch, New Zealand.
The trial results are currently being prepared for publication.
Funding: The ASAP Study was awarded funding by three bodies: The Intensive Care Foundation (ICF), the Arthur A Thomas Trust, and the Australasian Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (AuSPEN).