Irritable Bowel Syndrome Evaluation and Treatment in Primary Care
Overview of Methods: This is a double blind, randomized controlled trial with a non-balanced randomization and a cross-over to active treatment for placebo treated individuals who do not respond to the placebo treatment. Data collected will help determine the feasibility of the study design in primary care offices. Patient outcome data will provide a more precise estimate of power for a larger, classic randomized trial to determine if such a study can be reasonably undertaken within primary care practices.
Aims: The aims of this pilot study are to: 1) Evaluate how well Genova Diagnostics (GDx) IBS tests can be integrated into primary care, 2) examine the effects of the Genova Diagnostics (GDx) test on treatment, and 3) observe and track patients' health, quality of life and clinical outcomes related to IBS during the study period.
|Irritable Bowel Syndrome||Drug: Bifidobacterium infantis Drug: Pancrelipase Drug: Nitazoxanide Drug: Placebo||Phase 4|
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Care Provider)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Irritable Bowel Syndrome Evaluation and Treatment in Primary Care|
- A reduction in IBS symptoms [ Time Frame: 16 weeks ]20 to 40% of the control/placebo patients and approximately 70-75% of the treatment patients will experience a positive outcome as determined by both the daily log sheets and the modified Rome criteria administered at baseline, 8 and 16 weeks.
|Study Start Date:||November 2010|
|Study Completion Date:||March 2012|
|Primary Completion Date:||March 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Placebo Comparator: Placebo capsule
Placebo capsule (sugar pill with no active medication)
Placebo capsule will not contain active treatment ingredients.
Other Name: Sugar pill
Active Comparator: Active treatment
Active treatment will consist of the following interventions:
Drug: Bifidobacterium infantis
once a day for seven to eight weeks
Other Names:Drug: Pancrelipase
Pancrelipase (one capsule prior to meals or snacks)
Other Name: LipancreatinDrug: Nitazoxanide
Nitazoxanide (500mg twice a day for 7 days)
Other Name: Alinia
This study will take place in 8 practices which are members of the AAFP NRN. Eligible practices must be able to identify at least 25 active patients (seen in last 24 months) with a diagnosis of IBS from billing or electronic health record data to be eligible to participate. Each practice will be asked to recruit 10 patients.
Adult patients identified by their physician as having IBS symptoms will be termed "potentially eligible patients" and will be invited into the study via personal invitation when presenting at the practice on a regularly-scheduled visit, by letters mailed to these patients on practice letterhead and signed by the physician, or through phone contact with a member of the practice.
If a patient agrees to participate in the study, s/he will be asked to read and sign an initial informed consent. Consent forms will be included with the letters mailed to patients, and additional copies of the consent will be kept at the practice. The initial informed consent will cover consent for stool testing, for collection of all study outcome data including new diagnoses uncovered by the stool testing and any follow up procedures that are conducted as a result of the stool test results. This initial consent will indicate that based on stool testing results the patient may be referred for more evaluation or open label treatment from their physician or may be recommended for one or more study directed treatment(s).
Once the stool tests have returned the patient will be contacted to review these results. At that time the patient will be asked to sign a secondary consent form if study directed therapy is recommended. This consent form or these consent forms (if more than one therapy is recommended) will be treatment specific and explain that the patient will be randomized to active or placebo treatment in a double blinded fashion, that the patient will be crossed over to either active treatment or placebo after 8 weeks and that all patients will be offered active treatment by the end of the study.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01641341
|United States, California|
|Torrance Clinical Research|
|Lomita, California, United States, 90717|
|United States, Kansas|
|Overland Park Family Health Partners|
|Leawood, Kansas, United States, 66209|
|American Academy of Family Physicians-National Research Network|
|Leawood, Kansas, United States, 66211|
|United States, Louisiana|
|Baton Rouge Family Practice|
|Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States, 70806|
|United States, Missouri|
|Family Medicine of SE Missouri|
|Sikeston, Missouri, United States, 63801|
|Missouri Delta Physician Services|
|Sikeston, Missouri, United States, 63801|
|United States, Nevada|
|Silver Sage Center for Family Medicine|
|Reno, Nevada, United States, 89521|
|United States, New York|
|Macedon, New York, United States, 14502|
|United States, Texas|
|Southwest Family Medicine Associates|
|Dallas, Texas, United States, 75235|
|Principal Investigator:||Evelyn Lewis & Clark, MD, MA||National Research Network|
|Study Chair:||Wilson Pace, MD||National Research Network|
|Study Chair:||Gerard Mullin, MD||Johns Hopkins School of Medicine|