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Probiotics Use in the Chronic Peritoneal Dialysis Patients

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 February 2010 by National Cheng-Kung University Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Pro-bio Biotech Co. Ltd.
Information provided by:
National Cheng-Kung University Hospital Identifier:
First received: February 24, 2010
Last updated: February 25, 2010
Last verified: February 2010
The purpose of this study is to determine whether probiotics can improve the nutrition status and prevent peritonitis in the chronic peritoneal dialysis patients.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: Pro-biotics
Dietary Supplement: Oligosaccharide
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Clinical Use of Probiotics in the Uremia Patients Under Chronic Peritoneal Dialysis

Further study details as provided by National Cheng-Kung University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • peritonitis rate [ Time Frame: one year ]
  • nutrition status [ Time Frame: 3, 6, 9, 12 months ]

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: February 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: March 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Probiotics
probiotics treatment
Drug: Pro-biotics
Pro-biotics and placebo one pack per day is given to the two group. And then evaluate the peritonitis rate and nutrition status.
Placebo Comparator: Placebo Dietary Supplement: Oligosaccharide
oligosaccharide one pack per day

Detailed Description:
Peritoneal dialysis was one of therapies for uremia patient. However, peritoneal dialysis related peritonitis was a major complication for these patients. Severe and prolong peritonitis may led to membrane failure and drop out of peritoneal dialysis. Among the pathogens, G(+) bacteria came from skin surface and G(-) bacteria came from gastrointestinal tract. The later might be related to the pathogens in the gastrointestinal tract, and led to peritonitis if constipation or diarrhea developed. In addition, intestinal pathogens may be related to chronic inflammation in uremia patients. There was a MIA syndrome (malnutrition, inflammation and atherosclerosis) noted before, and chronic inflammation may be related to malnutrition. Today, we know that nutrition status and inflammation marker (CRP) may be associated with patients' outcome. Many gastrointestinal syndromes such as constipation suffer our patients. The dialysate in the abdominal cavity may further exacerbate the appetite. The probiotics was though to improve the pathogens in intestinal tract, improve gastrointestinal function. We want to decrease the incidence of peritonitis by using the probiotics. In addition, the improvement in gastrointestinal function can increase the nutrition status.

Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years to 75 Years   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 1. uremia patient under chronic peritoneal dialysis ≧ 3 months
  • 2. Age between 16 and 75 years

Exclusion Criteria:

  • 1. uremia patient with advanced malignance disease
  • 2. uremia patient had more than 2 episode of G(+) peritonitis within the last one year
  • 3. uremia patient with expected life ≦ 1 years
  • 4. uremia patient with the history of drug or alcohol abuse
  • 5. uremia patient with poor drug compliance
  • 6. uremia patient with active infection disease
  • 7. uremia patient with uncontrolled autoimmune disease such as SLE
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01076426

Contact: An-Bang Wu, MD 886-6-2353535 ext 2594

National Cheng Kung University Hospital Recruiting
Tainan, Taiwan
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Cheng-Kung University Hospital
Pro-bio Biotech Co. Ltd.
Principal Investigator: An-Bang WU, MD National Cheng-Kung University Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: An-Bang Wu, MD, National Cheng-Kung University Hospital Identifier: NCT01076426     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HR-98-083
Study First Received: February 24, 2010
Last Updated: February 25, 2010

Keywords provided by National Cheng-Kung University Hospital:
peritoneal dialysis
nutrition status

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Nutrition Disorders
Intraabdominal Infections
Peritoneal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases processed this record on April 24, 2017