Influence of Probiotics on Atopy With Focus on Respiratory Allergic Diseases- Follow-up to 7 Years
The investigators had conducted an initial double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial (NCT00318695) to study the effects of probiotic supplementation from birth to 6 months of age in the incidence of atopic diseases at 2 years old. This is then further investigated up to 5 years of age in a follow-up study NCT00365469 to assess the longer term beneficial effects.
This current study intends to follow-up for another 2 years until 7 years of age as this is critical in the evaluation of respiratory allergies in the form of clinical asthma and allergic rhinitis.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||A Follow-up Study to 7 Years of a Randomized, Double-blinded, Placebo-controlled Study on the Influence of Probiotics on Atopy With Focus on Respiratory Allergic Diseases|
- Asthma [ Time Frame: 7 years of age ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Allergic Rhinitis [ Time Frame: 7 years of age ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||May 2009|
|Study Completion Date:||June 2013|
|Primary Completion Date:||June 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
This study intends to continue the initial double-blind, placebo-controlled randomized clinical trial (NCT00318695) which involved 253 subjects with a first degree family history of allergic disease. The infants received at least 60ml of commercially available cow's milk based infant formula with or without probiotic supplementation (Bifidobacterium longum [BL999] 1×10*7 colony-forming unit (cfu)/g and Lactobacillus rhamnosus [LPR]2×10*7 cfu/g) daily from the first day of life for the first 6 months. A follow-up study (NCT00365469) up to 5 years of age is currently in process.
This current study plans to continue the follow-up for a further 2 years till the cohort reaches 7 years of age. This study will only involve telephone calls which will be conducted every 3 months to ascertain for symptoms and incidence of respiratory allergic disease.This is critical in the evaluation of asthma and allergic rhinitis which tend to develop later in life and this step-wise, temporal development of respiratory allergies has been described as "Atopic March".
|National University Hospital, Singapore|
|Singapore, Singapore, 119074|
|Principal Investigator:||Lynette Shek, A/Prof||National University Hospital, Singapore|
|Principal Investigator:||Marion Aw, A/Prof||National University Hospital, Singapore|