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Vaginal Flora for Treatment of Bacterial Vaginosis (VFT)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02236429
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : September 10, 2014
Last Update Posted : August 9, 2022
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hadassah Medical Organization

Brief Summary:
Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is the most common vaginal infection in women. It is caused by a vaginal bacterial imbalance. Treatment with antibiotics is the standard of care but there is a high rate of recurrence. Almost half of women successfully treated suffer a recurrence within three months. Complications include risk factors for premature birth, increased transmission of sexually transmitted diseases and higher risk for carcinoma of cervix. The investigators proposed study is a cost effective treatment based on returning the normal microbial balance to the vagina. The investigators propose to transfer normal vaginal flora from healthy individuals to women with BV and thus restore normal vaginal flora and cure this disorder.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Recurrent Bacterial Vaginitis Biological: vaginal flora transplant Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 10 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Vaginal Flora Transplantation for Recurrent Bacterial Vaginosis
Actual Study Start Date : June 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date : March 2023
Estimated Study Completion Date : March 2023

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: recurrent bacterial vaginitis Biological: vaginal flora transplant

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. relief of bacterial vaginosis [ Time Frame: 12 month ]
    Clinical cure, i.e., absence of vaginal discharge and malodor

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Laboratory parameters [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    absence of all Amsel criteria and Nugent score<3.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • recurrent BV (4 or more incidences in the past year)
  • recurrence of BV in less than 2 months of antibiotic treatment or need for prophylactic antibiotic
  • 3/4 Amsel criteria and Nugent criteria greater or equal to 7

Exclusion Criteria:

  • pregnancy or planned pregnancy during the study period
  • other known diseases
  • carriers of Hep B and C
  • HIV or syphilis positive

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02236429

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Hadassah Medical Organization
Jerusalem, Israel
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hadassah Medical Organization
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Principal Investigator: Ahinoam Lev-Sagie, MD Hadassah Mediocal Organization
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Hadassah Medical Organization
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02236429    
Other Study ID Numbers: VFT-HMO-CTIL
First Posted: September 10, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 9, 2022
Last Verified: August 2021
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Keywords provided by Hadassah Medical Organization:
bacterial vaginitis
vaginal flora
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Vaginosis, Bacterial
Vaginal Diseases
Bacterial Infections
Bacterial Infections and Mycoses