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Influence of Carob and Probiotics on Acute Diarrhea in Children

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01501305
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified December 2011 by Hillel Yaffe Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : December 29, 2011
Last Update Posted : December 29, 2011
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hillel Yaffe Medical Center

Brief Summary:
Comparison of Carob powder with probiotics vs oral hydration solution in diarrhea treatment in children.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Diarrhea Dietary Supplement: Mineral solution Dietary Supplement: Carob powder with probiotics Phase 1 Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 100 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : January 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date : January 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date : February 2013

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Diarrhea Minerals

Arm Intervention/treatment
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Mineral rehydration solution
Dietary Supplement: Mineral solution
Rehydration mineral solution

Active Comparator: Carob powder
Carob powder and probiotics
Dietary Supplement: Carob powder with probiotics
7 1/2 grams of carob powder and probiotic twice daily for one week or until diarrhea is gone

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Reduction in diarrhea [ Time Frame: One week ]
    Measurement of number of vomiting and diarrhea bowel movements before and after intervention

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of days until no diarrhea bowel movements [ Time Frame: 1 week ]
    Measurement of number of days until diarrhea is gone

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Ages Eligible for Study:   3 Years to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Acute diarrhea

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Dehydration
  • Chronic diseases
  • Chronic diarrhea (more than 2 weeks)
  • Septic shock
  • Hypovolemia
  • On medication
  • Pregnancy

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01501305

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Contact: Jamal Garah, MD 972-4-6304333

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Hillel Yaffe Medical Center
Hadera, Israel, 38100
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hillel Yaffe Medical Center

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Responsible Party: Hillel Yaffe Medical Center Identifier: NCT01501305    
Other Study ID Numbers: 68-2010
First Posted: December 29, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 29, 2011
Last Verified: December 2011
Keywords provided by Hillel Yaffe Medical Center:
carob powder
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Signs and Symptoms, Digestive
Signs and Symptoms
Locust bean gum
Gastrointestinal Agents