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Evaluation of the Efficacy and Tolerability of ABO/MEG-B-09 in Children With Acute Cough (ABOMEG)

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Sprim Advanced Life Sciences
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Aboca Spa Societa' Agricola Identifier:
First received: December 13, 2010
Last updated: December 1, 2014
Last verified: December 2014
The present clinical trial will examine the use of ABO/MEG-B-09 syrup in children with acute cough as compared to a placebo syrup.

Condition Intervention Phase
Device: AboMeg-B-09
Other: Placebo
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Randomized, Single-center, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Efficacy and Tolerability of ABO/MEG-B-09 in Pediatric Cough

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Further study details as provided by Aboca Spa Societa' Agricola:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Cough score variation [ Time Frame: Measured at Baseline Visit (day 0) and at the Last Visit (day 8) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Clinical diurnal and nocturnal cough score (Chung)

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Cough reflex sensitivity [ Time Frame: Measured at Baseline Visit (day 0) and at the Last Visit (day 8) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Capsaicin test - Cough Reflex Index (CRI) -

  • Objective breath sounds [ Time Frame: Measured at Baseline Visit (day 0) and at the Last Visit (day 8) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Wheezometer test

  • The ventilation of the various pulmonary zones [ Time Frame: Measured at Baseline Visit (day 0) and at the Last Visit (day 8) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Vibration Response Imaging (VRI) xp test

  • Quality of life [ Time Frame: Measured at Baseline Visit (day 0) and at the Last Visit (day 8) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Quality of life questionnaire (QoL)

Enrollment: 102
Study Start Date: October 2010
Study Completion Date: April 2011
Primary Completion Date: April 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: AboMeg-B-09 syrup
Syrup: AboMeg-B-09 5ml to be taken 4 times a day during the entire study period
Device: AboMeg-B-09
Syrup: AboMeg-B-09 5ml to be taken 4 times a day during the entire study period
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Placebo syrup
Other: Placebo
Placebo syrup: 5ml to be taken 4 times a day during the entire study period

Detailed Description:
Subjects will be asked to take 4 doses of 5 ml containing a mixture of honey and other natural ingredients or a placebo syrup everyday, during 8 days. The following outcomes will be noted down in a diary: occurence and severity of diurnal and nocturnal cough events (cough score) and symptoms, impediment of normal life activities (school, sleeping), the number of medical visits and type of medication needed if any.

Ages Eligible for Study:   3 Years to 6 Years   (Child)
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Children aged between 3 and 6
  • Acute cough - lasting 1-3 weeks
  • Written informed consent by the parents/legal tutors
  • Parents/legal tutors must be willing not to give to the child other medications or products for the treatment of cough during the study period, unless they become clinically indicated in which case a rescue regimen can be administered and the child will be withdrawn from the study
  • Parents/legal tutors must be willing to comply with the study protocol

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Children treated with immunostimulators and immune regulating drugs during the last month before starting the study
  • Children with immunodeficiencies or immune suppression
  • Children with chronic diseases - Pulmonary Diseases, Renal insufficiency, Heart diseases
  • Children treated with antibiotics, including prophylactic treatment
  • Children being treated with systemic corticosteroids - including oral aerosol inhaler
  • Children with potential immunosuppressive viral diseases - Measles, Chickenpox, Rubella, Infectious mononucleosis - within the last month
  • Children who have participated in previous studies with experimental products within the last month
  • Children with asthma or suspected diagnosis of asthma
  • Children with bacterial diseases - Pneumonia, Sepsis
  • Children with diabetes because of the high content of sugar of the study products - ABO/MEG-B-09 and placebo
  • Children allergic to any study product ingredients
  • Children/Parents/legal tutors with psychological condition that may, in the investigator's opinion, adversely affect their co-operation with the study protocol - syrup administration or compilation of the diary
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01259674

Santa Maria della Misercordia di Udine Hospital
Udine, Italy, 33100
Sponsors and Collaborators
Aboca Spa Societa' Agricola
Sprim Advanced Life Sciences
Study Chair: Arienne de Jong, PhD Sprim Advanced Life Sciences
  More Information

Responsible Party: Aboca Spa Societa' Agricola Identifier: NCT01259674     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AB-Resp-09 
Study First Received: December 13, 2010
Last Updated: December 1, 2014
Health Authority: Italy: Italian Ministry of Health - Innovation Department,Office IV - Clinical trials with medical devices -

Keywords provided by Aboca Spa Societa' Agricola:
acute cough
protective natural extracts

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Respiration Disorders
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Signs and Symptoms, Respiratory
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