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Probiotics for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00355810
First Posted: July 25, 2006
Last Update Posted: July 19, 2016
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Collaborators:
Norwegian Food Research
Gilde, Norway AB
Norwegian Foundation for Health and Rehabilitation
Sykehuset Innlandet HF
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  Purpose
This randomised, double blind, cross-over study compares the effect (symptoms, fecal bacterial growth, gas production) of three weeks' treatment with lactobacillus plantarum MF 1298 with placebo in patients with irritable bowel syndrome. The results are related to dietary habits, food intolerance and food allergy.

Condition Intervention
Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders Irritable Bowel Syndrome Dietary Supplement: placebo followed by Lactobacillus plantarum MF 1298 Dietary Supplement: Lactobacillus plantarum MF1298 followed by placebo

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Lactobacillus Plantarum MF 1298 vs Placebo for Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

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Further study details as provided by Norwegian University of Science and Technology:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Satisfactory relief of abdominal symptoms [ Time Frame: 11 weeks ]
    relief of symptoms recorded on diary cards


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Graded measurement of abdominal symptoms [ Time Frame: 11 weeks ]
    IBS sum score

  • Fecal bacterial count [ Time Frame: 11 weeks ]
  • Abdominal gas [ Time Frame: 11 weeks ]
  • Immunological parameters [ Time Frame: 11 weeks ]

Enrollment: 19
Study Start Date: January 2006
Study Completion Date: December 2006
Primary Completion Date: April 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: placebo followed by probiotic
placebo, then washout period, then Lactobacillus plantarum MF1298
Dietary Supplement: placebo followed by Lactobacillus plantarum MF 1298
placebo during 3 weeks, washout period 4 weeks, Lactobacillus plantarum MF1298 during 3 weeks
Other Name: probiotic
Experimental: probiotic followed by placebo
Lactobacillus plantarum MF1298, then washout period, then placebo
Dietary Supplement: Lactobacillus plantarum MF1298 followed by placebo
Lactobacillus plantarum MF1298 during 3 weeks, washout period 4 weeks, placebo during 3 weeks
Other Name: probiotic

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Irritable bowel syndrome according to the Rome II criteria
  • regular symptoms

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Use of probiotics last three weeks
  • pregnancy
  • lactation
  • co-existing other gastrointestinal disorders
  • use of laxatives and antibiotics within last 5 weeks.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00355810


Locations
Norway
Innlandet Hospital HF
Gjovik, Oppland, Norway, N-2819
Sponsors and Collaborators
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Norwegian Food Research
Gilde, Norway AB
Norwegian Foundation for Health and Rehabilitation
Sykehuset Innlandet HF
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Per G Farup, PhD Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00355810     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: REK 4.2005.2284
First Submitted: July 24, 2006
First Posted: July 25, 2006
Last Update Posted: July 19, 2016
Last Verified: July 2016

Keywords provided by Norwegian University of Science and Technology:
Probiotics

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Syndrome
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Disease
Pathologic Processes
Colonic Diseases, Functional
Colonic Diseases
Intestinal Diseases