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Cost-effectiveness of Infloran (TM) in Treating Acute Childhood Diarrhea in Phramongkutklao Hospital (infloran)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01273012
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified July 2011 by Phramongkutklao College of Medicine and Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : January 10, 2011
Last Update Posted : August 1, 2011
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Phramongkutklao College of Medicine and Hospital

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine whether the probiotic Infloran is cost-effective in treating acute childhood diarrhea.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Acute Diarrhea Drug: Probiotic - Infloran

Detailed Description:
Probiotics have been proved to shorten duration of diarrhea in children; whether they are cost-effective is less clear. We'd like to validate the use of Infloran, a proprietary probiotic sold in Thailand, in terms of its cost-effectiveness compared to standard diarrhea care in our hospital setting.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 128 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Cost-effectiveness of Infloran (TM) in Treating Acute Childhood Diarrhea in Phramongkutklao Hospital
Study Start Date : April 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date : August 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2011

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
The group of patients treated with placebo.
Drug: Probiotic - Infloran
Drug:Probiotic - Infloran (TM) 1 cap (1 billion CFU of L. acidophilus and 1 billion CFU of B. bifidum) PO bid or tid
Other Names:
  • Infloran
  • L. acidophilus
  • B. bifidum
Experimental: Infloran
The group of patients treated with Infloran.
Drug: Probiotic - Infloran
Drug:Probiotic - Infloran (TM) 1 cap (1 billion CFU of L. acidophilus and 1 billion CFU of B. bifidum) PO bid or tid
Other Names:
  • Infloran
  • L. acidophilus
  • B. bifidum



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. monetary cost of hospitalization in Thai Baht [ Time Frame: from admission to discharge date, approximately 1-7 days ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. days of hospitalization [ Time Frame: from admission to discharge date, approximately 1-7 days ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   3 Months to 6 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Children 3 months to 6 years of age
  • Hospitalized due to acute diarrhea

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of probiotic treatment in this episode of illness
  • History of use of other anti-diarrheal medications
  • Chronic gastrointestinal disease(s)
  • Severe dehydration
  • Severe systemic disease(s)

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Locations
Thailand
Department of Pediatrics, Phramongkutklao Hospital Recruiting
Bangkok, Thailand, 10400
Contact: Nopaorn Phavichitr, MD       nopaorn@hotmail.com   
Contact: Ruangvith Tantibhaedhyangkul, MD       ruangvith@gmail.com   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Phramongkutklao College of Medicine and Hospital
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Nopaorn Phavichitr, MD Department of Pediatrics, Phramongkutklao

Responsible Party: LTC Nopaorn Phavichitr, Department of Pediatrics, Phramongkutklao Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01273012     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: P001h/53
First Posted: January 10, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 1, 2011
Last Verified: July 2011

Keywords provided by Phramongkutklao College of Medicine and Hospital:
probiotic
cost-effectiveness
diarrhea
children
Sum of the monetary cost of the hospitalization

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diarrhea
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive
Signs and Symptoms