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Post-Infectious Irritable Bowel Syndrome (PI-IBS) (PI-IBS)

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01497847
First Posted: December 23, 2011
Last Update Posted: April 26, 2013
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Guy Boeckxstaens, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  Purpose

Purpose:

  • identification of factors predisposing for Post-Infectious Irritable Bowel Syndrome (PI-IBS) development after an episode of traveler's diarrhea
  • identification of systemic (serum) and local (biopsy) changes in infectious and immunological activity during infection and correlation with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) symptoms, persisting after traveler's diarrhea

Design:

  • 4 study visits: before traveling, 2 weeks after traveling, 6 months after traveling, 12 months after traveling
  • at each study visit following investigations: blood collection, stool collection, questionnaires, rectal biopsy

Condition
Irritable Bowel Syndrome With Diarrhea

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Post-Infectious Irritable Bowel Syndrome (PI-IBS)

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Further study details as provided by Guy Boeckxstaens, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • postinfectious IBS symptoms (ROME III criteria) 1 year after travelers diarrhea episode [ Time Frame: 1 year after traveling ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
whole blood, blood plasma, feces, rectal biopsy

Enrollment: 131
Study Start Date: March 2010
Study Completion Date: February 2013
Primary Completion Date: February 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
travelers to tropical destinations

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Travelers to tropical destinations visiting the outpatient clinic for vaccinations in a tertiary care hospital.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • traveling to South-America, Africa, South-East Asia
  • 18-70 years
  • traveling for 1-10 weeks

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Pregnant
  • Colitis Ulcerosa
  • Morbus Chrohn
  • IBS
  • Coeliakie
  • Gastrointestinal malabsorption
  • microscopic colitis
  • diverticulitis
  • immune deficiency
  • use of antibiotics/corticosteroids 2 weeks before travelling
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01497847


Locations
Belgium
University hospitals Leuven
Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium, 3000
Sponsors and Collaborators
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Guy Boeckxstaens, M.D. Catholic University Leuven
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Guy Boeckxstaens, Principal Investigator, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01497847     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: S51501
First Submitted: December 16, 2011
First Posted: December 23, 2011
Last Update Posted: April 26, 2013
Last Verified: April 2013

Keywords provided by Guy Boeckxstaens, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven:
Post-Infectious Irritable Bowel Syndrome
PI-IBS

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Syndrome
Diarrhea
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Communicable Diseases
Infection
Disease
Pathologic Processes
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive
Signs and Symptoms
Colonic Diseases, Functional
Colonic Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases