Immunomodulation of E.Coli Nissle 1917 in Patients With Grass Pollen Rhinoconjunctivitis (Ecorhino)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 13, 2009
Last Update Posted : November 13, 2009
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Charite University, Berlin, Germany

Brief Summary:
Due to the worldwide increasing prevalence of the allergic rhinoconjunctivitis, new therapeutical strategies are needed. The symptomatic treatment with topical and systemic antihistamines and corticosteroids are often insufficient. E.coli Nissle 1917 has immunomodulatory capacities and reveals less side effects. E.coli Nissle 1917 has no sedative properties and exhibits no hepatotoxic qualities. Thus, E.coli Nissle 1917 represents a new relevant therapeutical agent.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Rhinoconjunctivitis Drug: Mutaflor Drug: Placebo Phase 2

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 34 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Explorative Analysis of the Immunomodulatory Capacities of Apathogenic Escherichia Coli Nissle 1917 in Patients With Rhinoconjunctivitis Due to Grass Pollen Allergy
Study Start Date : February 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2009

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Placebo Comparator: Placebo Drug: Placebo
1 placebo capsule matching the experimental treatment, according to the experimental arm

Experimental: Mutaflor Drug: Mutaflor
1 capsule contains 2.5 - 25 billion viable bacteria of the strain E. coli Nissle 1917, 1 capsule daily over the first 4 days, 2 capsules daily until the end of treatment

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. symptom-medication score [ Time Frame: 45 days ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • clinical relevant grass pollen allergy with required treatment since 2 years
  • positive skin prick test to grass
  • positive sIgE towards grass (CAP 2)
  • written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • perennial rhinoconjunctivitis
  • sinusitis
  • chronic diarrhoea and other existing severe gastrointestinal diseases
  • current specific immunotherapy to grass pollen

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01013259

Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Berlin, Germany, 10117
Sponsors and Collaborators
Charite University, Berlin, Germany
Principal Investigator: Margitta Worm, Prof. Dr. med. Charite University, Berlin, Germany

Responsible Party: Prof. Dr. med. Margitta Worm, Charite University, Berlin, Germany Identifier: NCT01013259     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Ecorhino
First Posted: November 13, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 13, 2009
Last Verified: November 2009

Keywords provided by Charite University, Berlin, Germany:
grass pollen
rhinoconjunctivitis caused by grass pollen

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Conjunctival Diseases
Eye Diseases