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Cesarean Section Study

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01992497
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 25, 2013
Last Update Posted : April 24, 2020
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Brief Summary:
Effect, tolerance and safety of a supplementation with a probiotic on the risk of gastrointestinal infections, on growth, and on gut microbiota in healthy newborn term infants born by Cesarean section. Exploratory comparison between a probiotic vs. placebo in the formula-fed and in the breastfed feeding groups.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Diarrhea Atopic Dermatitis Dietary Supplement: Probiotic Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 721 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Effect,Tolerance and Safety of a Supplementation With a Probiotic in Healthy Newborn Term Infants Born by Cesarean Section Over a 12 Months Period Study
Actual Study Start Date : December 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2019
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2019

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Placebo Comparator: Formula + placebo Dietary Supplement: Probiotic
Experimental: Formula + probiotic
Formula + probiotic
Dietary Supplement: Probiotic
Experimental: Breastfed + probiotic
Breastfed + probiotic
Dietary Supplement: Probiotic
Placebo Comparator: Breastfed + placebo Dietary Supplement: Probiotic

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of diarrhea episodes between a probiotic vs. placebo [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Diarrhea duration between a probiotic vs. placebo [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 24 Hours   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • written informed consent must be obtained from legal guardian(s) prior to randomization or any study related procedures
  • healthy newborns
  • born by Cesarean section
  • singleton birth
  • Age at enrollment in the study < 24h
  • birth weight ≥ 2500g and ≤ 4300g
  • gestational age ≥ 37 weeks and ≤ 42 weeks

Exclusion Criteria:

  • congenital diseases or malformations that may inhibit growth
  • prenatal and/or postnatal diseases
  • parents are expected to have difficulty complying with the feeding regime
  • planned re-admittance to the hospital in the first 14 days of life
  • antibiotic treatment at the time of enrollment in the study

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01992497

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Klinikum Ernst v. Bergmann GmbH
Potsdam, Germany, 14467
Sponsors and Collaborators
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Responsible Party: Nestlé Identifier: NCT01992497    
Other Study ID Numbers: 12.14.INF
First Posted: November 25, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 24, 2020
Last Verified: April 2020
Keywords provided by Nestlé:
Cesarean section, probiotic, formula fed, gut microbiota
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Dermatitis, Atopic
Skin Diseases
Skin Diseases, Genetic
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Skin Diseases, Eczematous
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Immune System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive