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Safety of VSL#3 in Adult Asthmatics

This study has been terminated.
(Inadequate recruitment)
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00852124
First Posted: February 26, 2009
Last Update Posted: April 13, 2017
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Collaborator:
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Maryland
Results First Submitted: December 2, 2014  
Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized;   Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment;   Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator);   Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition: Asthma
Interventions: Biological: VSL#3
Biological: VSL#3 or placebo

  Participant Flow
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Recruitment Details
Key information relevant to the recruitment process for the overall study, such as dates of the recruitment period and locations
Participants were recruited between December 2010 and November 2012. Participants were recruited via flyers and newsletters.

Pre-Assignment Details
Significant events and approaches for the overall study following participant enrollment, but prior to group assignment
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Reporting Groups
  Description
Placebo

Packets similar to VSL#3 taken 2 X daily but not containing active bacteria

VSL#3 or placebo : 1 packet 2 x daily of placebo

VSL#3

Packets of VSL#3 (powder containing 8 bacteria believed to be beneficial)taken 2 x daily in food or a cool beverage.

VSL#3 : VSL#3 2 times daily


Participant Flow:   Overall Study
    Placebo   VSL#3
STARTED   3   0 
COMPLETED   3   0 
NOT COMPLETED   0   0 



  Baseline Characteristics
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Population Description
Explanation of how the number of participants for analysis was determined. Includes whether analysis was per protocol, intention to treat, or another method. Also provides relevant details such as imputation technique, as appropriate.
Zero participants analyzed for the primary outcome due to early termination of study

Reporting Groups
  Description
Placebo

Packets similar to VSL#3 taken 2 X daily but not containing active bacteria

VSL#3 or placebo : 1 packet 2 x daily of placebo

VSL#3

Packets of VSL#3 (powder containing 8 bacteria believed to be beneficial)taken 2 x daily in food or a cool beverage.

VSL#3 : VSL#3 2 times daily

Total Total of all reporting groups

Baseline Measures
   Placebo   VSL#3   Total 
Overall Participants Analyzed 
[Units: Participants]
 3   0   3 
Age 
[Units: Participants]
Count of Participants
     
<=18 years      0   0.0%         0   0.0% 
Between 18 and 65 years      3 100.0%         3 100.0% 
>=65 years      0   0.0%         0   0.0% 
Sex: Female, Male 
[Units: Participants]
Count of Participants
     
Female      2  66.7%         2  66.7% 
Male      1  33.3%         1  33.3% 
Race (NIH/OMB) 
[Units: Participants]
Count of Participants
     
American Indian or Alaska Native      0   0.0%         0   0.0% 
Asian      0   0.0%         0   0.0% 
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander      0   0.0%         0   0.0% 
Black or African American      0   0.0%         0   0.0% 
White      3 100.0%         3 100.0% 
More than one race      0   0.0%         0   0.0% 
Unknown or Not Reported      0   0.0%         0   0.0% 
Region of Enrollment 
[Units: Participants]
     
United States   3      3 


  Outcome Measures

1.  Primary:   To Establish the Safety of VSL#3 in Adults Asthmatics   [ Time Frame: 3 months ]


  Serious Adverse Events


  Other Adverse Events


  Limitations and Caveats
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Limitations of the study, such as early termination leading to small numbers of participants analyzed and technical problems with measurement leading to unreliable or uninterpretable data
Early termination due to small number of persons recruited before PI relocated.


  More Information
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Certain Agreements:  
Principal Investigators are NOT employed by the organization sponsoring the study.
There is NOT an agreement between Principal Investigators and the Sponsor (or its agents) that restricts the PI's rights to discuss or publish trial results after the trial is completed.


Results Point of Contact:  
Name/Title: Alessio Fasano
Organization: UMARYLAND
phone: 617-726-1450
e-mail: afasano@partners.org


Publications:


Responsible Party: University of Maryland
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00852124     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HP-00040151
1R21AT004089-01A1 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Submitted: February 13, 2009
First Posted: February 26, 2009
Results First Submitted: December 2, 2014
Results First Posted: June 10, 2015
Last Update Posted: April 13, 2017