Effect of Agar Administration on Defecation and Fecal Condition in Chronic Constipated Patients
The administration of agar jelly may increase the number of defecation and the volume of feces, and then may improve fecal condition in chronic constipated patients.
|Study Design:||Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
- the condition of feces [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Bristol scale is used.
- the number and amount of defecation [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||November 2013|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||April 2014|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||April 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Agar jelly, constipation
Subjects eat a cap of agar jelly (180g) shortly before eating dinner every day for 4 weeks.
|Dietary Supplement: Agar jelly|
Each subject eats one cap of agar jelly shortly before having dinner every day for 4 weeks.
At 0, 7th, 14th, 21th, and 28th day , the frequency of defecation and defecation condition is assessed.
|Contact: Akira Horiuchi, M.D.||81265822121 ext email@example.com|
|Showa Inan General Hospital||Recruiting|
|Komagane, Nagano, Japan, 399-4117|
|Contact: Akira Horiuchi, MD 81265822121 ext 3012 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Principal Investigator: Akira Horiuchi, MD|
|Principal Investigator:||Akira Horiuchi, MD||Showa Inan General Hospital|