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Probiotic Administration and Perennial Allergic Rhinitis

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Nestlé Identifier:
First received: January 22, 2013
Last updated: April 8, 2014
Last verified: April 2014
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of a probiotic strain in improving the quality of life in adult subjects suffering from perennial allergic rhinit.

Condition Intervention
Rhinitis, Allergic, Perennial Dietary Supplement: Lactobacillus paracasei probiotic strain Dietary Supplement: Placebo

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effect of Probiotic Lactobacillus Paracasei NCC2461 on House Dust Mite Allergy

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Further study details as provided by Nestlé:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Quality of life, measured by a validated mini rhinoconjunctivitis quality of life questionnaire (MiniRQLQ) [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
    Compared over 8 weeks between the two treatment groups

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Level of pro-inflammatory cytokines in ex-vivo stimulated whole blood cells [ Time Frame: Measured 3 times: at the start of product intake, after 4 weeks and after 8 weeks ]
  • Basophil activation in ex-vivo stimulated whole blood cells [ Time Frame: Measured 3 times: at the start of product intake, after 4 weeks and after 8 weeks ]
  • Total Nasal Symptom Score (TNSS), Total Ocular Symptom Score (TOSS), Medication score [ Time Frame: Measured weekly for the 8 weeks of product intake ]
  • Level of Specific Immunoglobulin E [ Time Frame: Measured 2 times: at the start of product intake and after 8 weeks ]
  • Frequency of adverse events [ Time Frame: during the 8 weeks of product intake ]

Estimated Enrollment: 64
Study Start Date: December 2012
Study Completion Date: September 2013
Primary Completion Date: January 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: NCC2461
probiotic blended in maltodextrin powder to be taken daily
Dietary Supplement: Lactobacillus paracasei probiotic strain
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Dietary Supplement: Placebo


Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adults between 20-65 years old
  • Confirmed allergy (allergic rhinitis) to dust mite for more than 2 years, as determined by anamnesis and by a miniRQLQ of ≥ 1
  • Positive Skin prick testing measure greater than 3mm wheal diameter to the dermatophagoides pteronyssinus species of house dust mite extract
  • Body Mass Index 19-29
  • Having obtained his/her informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Anemia
  • Allergy to any food or medication
  • Asthma
  • Family history of congenital immunodeficiency or chronic consumption (more than one week at Screening) of immunosuppressive or anti-inflammatory treatments
  • Ongoing treatment with antibiotics or undergoing allergen immunotherapy at Screening
  • Consumption of probiotic and other dietary nutritional interventions
  • More than 2 drinks/day alcohol consumption or use of illicit drugs
  • Pregnant women
  • Subjects with expected low compliance
  • Blood donation in the past month or planning to donate blood until a month after the end of the study
  • Currently participating or having participated in another interventional clinical trial during the last four weeks prior to the beginning the study
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01779895

Metabolic Unit, Nestlé Research Centre
Lausanne, Switzerland, 1000
Sponsors and Collaborators
Principal Investigator: Maurice Beaumont, MD Nestlé Research Centre
  More Information

Responsible Party: Nestlé Identifier: NCT01779895     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 12.18.MET
Study First Received: January 22, 2013
Last Updated: April 8, 2014

Keywords provided by Nestlé:
Dust mite
Perennial allergic rhinitis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Rhinitis, Allergic, Perennial
Rhinitis, Allergic
Nose Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
Respiratory Hypersensitivity
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Immune System Diseases processed this record on August 23, 2017