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Evaluation of Probiotics and the Development of Clostridium Difficile Associated Diarrhea in Patients Receiving Antibiotics

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 June 2013 by St. Vincent's East, Birmingham, Alabama.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01873872
First Posted: June 10, 2013
Last Update Posted: March 28, 2014
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Collaborator:
Master Supplements, Inc
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
St. Vincent's East, Birmingham, Alabama
  Purpose

We have designed this study to measure the effect of normal flora supplementation, using available probiotics, on the incidence of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea

in a population of general inpatients who are receiving antibiotics.


Condition Intervention
Development of Clostridium Difficile Associated Diarrhea Dietary Supplement: Theralac probiotic Dietary Supplement: Culturelle probiotic Other: placebo

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Evaluation of Probiotics and the Development of Clostridium Difficile Associated Diarrhea in Patients Receiving Antibiotics

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Further study details as provided by St. Vincent's East, Birmingham, Alabama:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Development of Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea in patients receiving antibiotics [ Time Frame: Up to six months ]

Estimated Enrollment: 120
Study Start Date: July 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: March 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Theralac probiotic Dietary Supplement: Theralac probiotic
Active Comparator: Culturelle probiotic Dietary Supplement: Culturelle probiotic
Placebo Comparator: Placebo Other: placebo

Detailed Description:
General medical-surgical patients in a community hospital who are receiving antibiotics, and who agree to participate, will be given one of two different probiotics, or placebo. Data will be gathered during their hospitalization, and at one and three months following hospital discharge. We expect to see a lower incidence of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea in the probiotic groups when compared to the placebo group. We will also be looking for differences between the effects of the two probiotics, which differ in strain types and number of colony forming units per dose.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria: Any hospitalized patient who is age 19 or older and receiving antibiotics.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Feeding tube in place
  • Pregnancy
  • Milk or soy allergy
  • Sensitivity to lactose
  • Immunocompromised defined as:

    1. Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) ≤ 500 cells/mm3
    2. HIV
    3. Cancer patient receiving chemotherapy or radiation therapy
    4. Immune deficiency
    5. Post organ transplant

Participants will be withdrawn from the study if they develop any of the exclusion criteria during the hospitalization.

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01873872


Contacts
Contact: Mark Middlebrooks, MD 205-380-0848 markmiddlebrooks@bellsouth.net

Locations
United States, Alabama
St. Vincent's East Recruiting
Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35235
Contact: Leanne Phillips, Pharm.D    205-838-3109    leanne.phillips@stvhs.com   
Contact: Mark Middlebrooks, MD    205-380-0848    markmiddlebrooks@bellsouth.net   
Principal Investigator: Mark Middlebrooks, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Leanne Phillips, Pharm.D         
Sub-Investigator: Walter Ross, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Lee Wimberly, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Linda Adams, RPh         
Sub-Investigator: Carrie Castleberry, RN         
Sponsors and Collaborators
St. Vincent's East, Birmingham, Alabama
Master Supplements, Inc
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Leanne Phillips, Pharm.D St. Vincent's East
Principal Investigator: Walter Ross, MD St. Vincent's East
Principal Investigator: Mark Middlebrooks, MD St. Vincent's East
Principal Investigator: Lee Wimberly, MD St. Vincent's East
Principal Investigator: Linda Adams, RPh St. Vincent's East
Principal Investigator: Carrie Castleberry, RN St. Vincent's East
  More Information

Responsible Party: St. Vincent's East, Birmingham, Alabama
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01873872     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PROBIOTIC
First Submitted: June 5, 2013
First Posted: June 10, 2013
Last Update Posted: March 28, 2014
Last Verified: June 2013

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diarrhea
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive
Signs and Symptoms
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents