A Study of the Safety and Effectiveness of Blenderized Tube Feedings in Adult Patients on Home Enteral Nutrition


About this study

The purpose of this study is to find the effectiveness of blenderized tube feedings in adult people started on the Home Enteral Nutrition Program.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria

  • Patients returning to Mayo Clinic, Rochester in 6-12 weeks following the initiation of HEN for their primary medical condition 
  • Willingness to undergo nutrition evaluation during that visit
  • Willingness to either complete online weekly nutrition surveys or mail in weekly pre-stamped paper nutrition surveys for 6 weeks
  • Patients who have PEG tube for enteral feeding


Exclusion Criteria

  • A diagnosis of Glycogen storage disease or Lysosomal storage disorder  
  • Subjects who are unable/ unwilling to prepare BTF safely (as determined by the HEN team)
  • Pregnant patients
  • Patients who do not have either a follow–up visit scheduled or not interested in a follow-up after 12 weeks

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Manpreet Mundi, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

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