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Effect of Probiotics in Childhood Abdominal Pain

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01180556
First Posted: August 12, 2010
Last Update Posted: March 29, 2016
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Soroka University Medical Center
  Purpose
The purpose of this study is to assess the effect of probiotics in childhood recurrent abdominal pain. Patients will be randomly assigned to receive L. reuteri or placebo for 4 weeks with a follow up phase of additional 4 weeks.

Condition Intervention
Abdominal Pain Dietary Supplement: Probiotics Dietary Supplement: Placebo

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effect of Probiotics in Childhood Abdominal Pain

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Further study details as provided by Soroka University Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Frequency and intensity of abdominal pain [ Time Frame: Eight weeks ]
    Number of pain episodes and pain intensity based on a visual scale


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • School absenteeism [ Time Frame: Eight weeks ]
    Number of patients with school absenteeism

  • Other gastrointestinal symptoms [ Time Frame: Eight weeks ]
    Any gastrointestinal symptom such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, bloating

  • Adverse effects related to treatment [ Time Frame: Eight weeks ]
    Any adverse effects related to the probiotic supplementation


Enrollment: 101
Study Start Date: March 2011
Study Completion Date: October 2013
Primary Completion Date: October 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Probiotics supplementation
Supplementation by probiotics for 4 weeks
Dietary Supplement: Probiotics
Daily oral supplementation for four weeks
Other Name: probiotic agent, L. reuteri
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Supplementation of placebo for 4 weeks
Dietary Supplement: Placebo
Placebo administration
Other Name: placebo tablets

Detailed Description:
Prospective randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Years to 15 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy children

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any chronic or organic illness
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01180556


Locations
Israel
Soroka Medical Center
Beer-Sheva, Israel, 84101
Sponsors and Collaborators
Soroka University Medical Center
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Zvi Weizman, MD Soroka Medical Center
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Soroka University Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01180556     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Sor493009ctil
4930 ( Other Identifier: SMC )
First Submitted: August 9, 2010
First Posted: August 12, 2010
Last Update Posted: March 29, 2016
Last Verified: March 2016
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided

Keywords provided by Soroka University Medical Center:
childhood
abdominal pain
probiotics

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Abdominal Pain
Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive