Influence of Carob and Probiotics on Acute Diarrhea in Children

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified December 2011 by Hillel Yaffe Medical Center.
Recruitment status was  Not yet recruiting
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First received: December 26, 2011
Last updated: December 28, 2011
Last verified: December 2011
Comparison of Carob powder with probiotics vs oral hydration solution in diarrhea treatment in children.

Condition Intervention Phase
Dietary Supplement: Mineral solution
Dietary Supplement: Carob powder with probiotics
Phase 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by Hillel Yaffe Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Reduction in diarrhea [ Time Frame: One week ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Measurement of number of vomiting and diarrhea bowel movements before and after intervention

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of days until no diarrhea bowel movements [ Time Frame: 1 week ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Measurement of number of days until diarrhea is gone

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: January 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: February 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
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


Ages Eligible for Study:   3 Years to 18 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
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: NCT01501305

Contact: Jamal Garah, MD 972-4-6304333

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

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Responsible Party: Hillel Yaffe Medical Center Identifier: NCT01501305     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 68-2010
Study First Received: December 26, 2011
Last Updated: December 28, 2011
Health Authority: Israel: Ministry of Health

Keywords provided by Hillel Yaffe Medical Center:
carob powder

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Signs and Symptoms
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive processed this record on November 27, 2015