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Effect of Probiotics in Childhood Abdominal Pain

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Soroka University Medical Center Identifier:
First received: August 9, 2010
Last updated: March 27, 2016
Last verified: March 2016

August 9, 2010
March 27, 2016
March 2011
October 2013   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Frequency and intensity of abdominal pain [ Time Frame: Eight weeks ]
Number of pain episodes and pain intensity based on a visual scale
Relief of abdominal pain [ Time Frame: Six weeks ]
Based on patient questionnaire
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  • School absenteeism [ Time Frame: Eight weeks ]
    Number of patients with school absenteeism
  • Other gastrointestinal symptoms [ Time Frame: Eight weeks ]
    Any gastrointestinal symptom such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, bloating
  • Adverse effects related to treatment [ Time Frame: Eight weeks ]
    Any adverse effects related to the probiotic supplementation
Side effects [ Time Frame: Six weeks ]
Any clinical side effect of probiotics reported by the subjects.
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Effect of Probiotics in Childhood Abdominal Pain
The Effect of Probiotics in Childhood Abdominal Pain
The purpose of this study is to assess the effect of probiotics in childhood recurrent abdominal pain. Patients will be randomly assigned to receive L. reuteri or placebo for 4 weeks with a follow up phase of additional 4 weeks.
Prospective randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial.
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Abdominal Pain
  • Dietary Supplement: Probiotics
    Daily oral supplementation for four weeks
    Other Name: probiotic agent, L. reuteri
  • Dietary Supplement: Placebo
    Placebo administration
    Other Name: placebo tablets
  • Experimental: Probiotics supplementation
    Supplementation by probiotics for 4 weeks
    Intervention: Dietary Supplement: Probiotics
  • Placebo Comparator: Placebo
    Supplementation of placebo for 4 weeks
    Intervention: Dietary Supplement: Placebo
Weizman Z, Abu-Abed J, Binsztok M. Lactobacillus reuteri DSM 17938 for the Management of Functional Abdominal Pain in Childhood: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial. J Pediatr. 2016 Jul;174:160-164.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2016.04.003. Epub 2016 May 4.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
October 2013
October 2013   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy children

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any chronic or organic illness
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
6 Years to 15 Years   (Child)
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4930 ( Other Identifier: SMC )
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Soroka University Medical Center
Soroka University Medical Center
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Principal Investigator: Zvi Weizman, MD Soroka Medical Center
Soroka University Medical Center
March 2016

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