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Comparison of Saccharomyces Boulardii and Nystatin Prophylaxis on Candida Colonization and Infection in Very Low Birth Weight Infants

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified July 2011 by Zekai Tahir Burak Women's Health Research and Education Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
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First received: August 5, 2011
Last updated: NA
Last verified: July 2011
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Probiotics are favorable microorganisms that regulate the flora of the gastrointestinal system and stimulate the immune system. Saccharomyces boulardii was shown to reduce candida colonization. The objective of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of prophylactic S boulardii in reducing the candida colonization and infection in very low birth weight infants.

Condition Intervention Phase
Anticandidal Property of Saccharomyces Boulardii on Very Low Birth Weight Infants
Dietary Supplement: Reflor
Drug: mikostatin
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Care Provider, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Prevention

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Further study details as provided by Zekai Tahir Burak Women's Health Research and Education Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Comparison of prophylactic S. boulardii and nystatin on candida colonization and infection in very low birth weight infants [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Effect of S. boulardii on sepsis [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Estimated Enrollment: 140
Study Start Date: July 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: S. boulardii
The patients in this group will be given 5 million unit/day S. boulardii until discharge.
Dietary Supplement: Reflor
5 million unit/day, orally, beginning on the second day of life, until discharge from hospital
Active Comparator: nystatin Drug: mikostatin
50000 unit/3 times a day, both for orally and by orogastric route


Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 90 Days   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Very low birth weight infants < 1500 gr

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Genetic anomalies
  • Not willing to participate
  • Allergy to S. boulardii components
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01411748

Zekai Tahir Burak Maternity Teaching Hospital, Division of Neonatology Recruiting
Ankara, Turkey, 06230
Contact: Gamze Demirel, MD    +905324540156   
Principal Investigator: Gamze Demirel, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Zekai Tahir Burak Women's Health Research and Education Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Zekai Tahir Burak Maternity and Teaching Hospital Identifier: NCT01411748     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: demirel98
Study First Received: August 5, 2011
Last Updated: August 5, 2011

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Birth Weight
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Antifungal Agents
Membrane Transport Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on April 27, 2017