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Food Supplement Physiomanna® Baby in Pediatric Patients

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: NCT02732743
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 11, 2016
Last Update Posted : October 24, 2019
Opera CRO, a TIGERMED Group Company
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Iuppa Industriale Srl

Brief Summary:

The primary objective is to assess the efficacy and safety of the Food Supplement Physiomanna® Baby in pediatric patients with a history of functional constipation

The secondary objective of the trial is to evaluate the adherence to product's administration in the enrolled children.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Irritable Bowel Syndrome Characterized by Constipation Dietary Supplement: Physiomanna® Baby Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

This is an interventional, non-controlled, multicenter trial with a prospective design in one cohort of patients. This clinical investigation will be performed in 3 centers in Romania.

The tested hypothesis is that Physiomanna® Baby administration for 3 weeks, increases the SBM to be more than 2 times per week.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 45 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Screening
Official Title: An Open Label, Non-comparative Pilot Study to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of the Food Supplement Physiomanna® Baby in Pediatric Patients With a History of Functional Constipation
Study Start Date : February 2016
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2016

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Food Supplement Physiomanna® Baby
Dosage: 1g/kg body
Dietary Supplement: Physiomanna® Baby
Dosage 1g/kg body, 2 cycles (if applicable)

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of Spontaneous Bowel Movements (SBM) per week [ Time Frame: 2-3 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Safety: Adverse Events (AE) check; Investigator and Patient Global Assessment [ Time Frame: 2-3 weeks ]

Other Outcome Measures:
  1. Investigator and Patient Global Assessment for Efficacy [ Time Frame: 2-3 weeks ]
  2. Analysis of product's administration adherence by diary cards [ Time Frame: 2-3 weeks ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 8 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or female outpatients between the ages of 0 to 8 years;
  • Functional constipation according to ROME III criteria (Annex 2);
  • Two or fewer SBM during the previous week; SBM is defined as BM not preceded after a 24 h administration with a laxative or enema;
  • To be otherwise in good health, as judged by a physical examination;
  • Mentally competent parent or tutor to sign an informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Known history of organic cause for the constipation;
  • Congenital malformations that produce constipation (Hirschsprung's disease, imperforate anus, children with cerebral palsy or other neurologic abnormalities, or systemic diseases);
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) positive in the 4 previous weeks;
  • Fecal impaction at baseline, or during the trial period, as indicated by the physical examination;
  • Known or suspected perforation or obstruction other than fecal impaction;
  • History of gastric retention, inflammatory bowel disease, bowel resection, or colostomy;
  • Use of concomitant medications that cause constipation in the previous 3 months;
  • Concomitant use of herbs and other dietary supplements, such as: stimulant laxative herbs and/or potassium depleting herbs;
  • Concomitant use of cardiac glycosides(e.g. Digoxin);
  • Patients who, according to the investigator, should not be included in the study for any reason, including the parent's inability to follow the study procedures;
  • Patients with known allergy to Fraxinus Manna, mannitole, fennel, lemon balm or chamomile;
  • Patients with clinically significant elevations of TSH or abnormal plasma electrolytes in the 4 previous weeks;
  • Patients who, within the past 30 days have participated in an investigational clinical study;

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02732743

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Opera Contract Research Organization SRL
Timisoara, Timis, Romania, 300209
Sponsors and Collaborators
Iuppa Industriale Srl
Opera CRO, a TIGERMED Group Company
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Study Director: Barattini Dionisio, MD Opera CRO
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Responsible Party: Iuppa Industriale Srl Identifier: NCT02732743    
Other Study ID Numbers: IU01/016
First Posted: April 11, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 24, 2019
Last Verified: March 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Keywords provided by Iuppa Industriale Srl:
childhod constipation
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive
Signs and Symptoms
Colonic Diseases, Functional
Colonic Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases