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Efficacy and Safety of Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for Chronic Intestinal Pseudo-obstruction

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Verified August 2016 by Ding Chao, Jinling Hospital, China
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Ding Chao, Jinling Hospital, China Identifier:
First received: April 2, 2016
Last updated: August 29, 2016
Last verified: August 2016
Chronic intestinal pseudo obstruction(CIPO) is a serious motility disorder with life-threatening condition, and it is often related with bacterial overgrowth. Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) results in restoration of the normal intestinal microbial community structure. The investigators planned to observe the efficacy of FMT in the treatment of a series CIPO patients. Patients received FMT on 6 consecutive days through nasojejunal tubes and followed up for 8 weeks after treatment. Rate of clinical improvement and remission, feeding tolerance of enteral nutrition, CT score of intestinal obstruction, and gastrointestinal quality-of-life index(GIQLI) were evaluated.

Condition Intervention Phase
Chronic Intestinal Pseudo Obstruction
Procedure: fecal microbiota transplantation
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Efficacy and Safety of Fecal Microbiota Transplantation in Treatment of Chronic Intestinal Pseudo-obstruction: a Preliminary Study

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Further study details as provided by Ding Chao, Jinling Hospital, China:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • the tolerance of enteral nutrition (EN) through nasojejunal tube [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
    We defined feeding intolerance (FI) as inability to deliver the amount of nutrient as a proportion of 'energy requirements', with values of 80% chosen, or a certain amount (750ml) per 24h.

  • the time oral intake started [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
    The time when oral intake (both fluids and solid food) started was noted.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • symptomatic relief [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
    The occurrence and severity of each of these symptoms: pain, nausea, vomiting and bloating (each scored as 0 = absent, 1 = mild, 2 = medium, 3 = severe, or 4 = could not be worse) were recorded by nurses blinded to the intervention on a daily basis.

  • scoring evaluation of abdominal CT [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
    We use a computed tomography scoring system to evaluate the severity of obstruction.

Estimated Enrollment: 10
Study Start Date: September 2015
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date: September 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: FMT
Patients included will receive standard FMT, and then will be followed up for 8 weeks.
Procedure: fecal microbiota transplantation
Patients received frozen FMT on 6 consecutive days through nasojejunal tubes.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

Patients had to have a firm diagnosis diagnostic criteria for CIPO proposed by Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare, including documented pathological bowel dilatation on imaging in the absence of mechanical obstruction.

Exclusion Criteria:

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT02731183

Contact: Chao Ding, MD candidate +86-25-80860036
Contact: Ning Li, MD +86-25-80860089

China, Jiangsu
Department of Generay Surgery, Jinling hosptal, Medical School of Nanjing University Recruiting
Nanjing, Jiangsu, China, 210002
Contact: Chao Ding, MD candidate    +86-25-80860036   
Contact: Ning Li, MD    +86-25-80860089   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Jinling Hospital, China
Study Director: Ning Li, MD Department of Generay Surgery, Jinling hosptal, Medical School of Nanjing University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Ding Chao, MD candidate, Jinling Hospital, China Identifier: NCT02731183     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: FMT-CIPO
Study First Received: April 2, 2016
Last Updated: August 29, 2016

Keywords provided by Ding Chao, Jinling Hospital, China:
Fecal Microbiota Transplantation
Chronic intestinal pseudo obstruction
Efficacy and safety

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction
Intestinal Obstruction
Intestinal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases processed this record on May 25, 2017