Delivered Dietary Intervention for Children With Irritable Bowel Syndrome

This study is currently recruiting participants.
Verified May 2013 by Baylor College of Medicine
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
NASPGHAN Foundation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Bruno Chumpitazi, Baylor College of Medicine
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01339117
First received: April 14, 2011
Last updated: May 11, 2013
Last verified: May 2013

April 14, 2011
May 11, 2013
January 2011
December 2013   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Average daily abdominal pain frequency [ Time Frame: 9 days (2 dietary intervention periods) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Comparisons of abdominal pain frequency (number of abdominal pain episodes per day) will be made between each two day dietary period spanning a 9 days.
Same as current
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  • Abdominal pain severity [ Time Frame: 9 days (2 dietary intervention periods) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The severity of abdominal pain episodes will be measured on a 1-10 (10 being most severe) ordinal scale. Average severity per abdominal pain episode during each two day dietary period will be compared over 9 days.
  • Hydrogen gas production [ Time Frame: 9 days (2 dietary intervention periods) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Daily hydrogen gas production (parts per million) will be compared between each 2 day dietary intervention period over 9 days.
Same as current
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Delivered Dietary Intervention for Children With Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Delivered Dietary Intervention for Children With Irritable Bowel Syndrome

The purpose of this study is to determine whether a specific diet may help children with irritable bowel syndrome.

Many children experience stomach pain or discomfort at some point during their lives. Some children have belly discomfort frequently while others rarely have this problem. There have been very few studies to test treatments for recurrent stomach discomfort in children. Recently, studies in adults with recurrent stomach discomfort suggest that diet changes may help. Currently, we do not know if these same diets will work in children with the same problem.

In this study, two different diets will be provided (delivered) for two days with at least 5 days in between each provided diet. The child's symptoms will be recorded over the two days of each diet. Children will be asked to capture samples of their breath during the last day of the each two day delivered diet. Stool samples will also be collected.

Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Other: Low fermentable substrate diet
    Diet low in fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols.
  • Other: High fermentable substrate diet
    Diet high in fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols
  • Experimental: High fermentable substrate diet
    High fermentable substrate diet provided for two days
    Intervention: Other: High fermentable substrate diet
  • Experimental: Low fermentable substrate diet
    Low fermentable substrate diet provided for two days
    Intervention: Other: Low fermentable substrate diet
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruiting
40
December 2013
December 2013   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

Must include all of the following:

  1. Children between the ages of 7-17 years;
  2. Meet the criteria for IBS based on the Questionnaire on Pediatric Gastrointestinal Symptoms Rome III Version, including pain/discomfort a minimum of twice per week;
  3. Negative physician evaluation for an organic etiology of the pain within the past year

Exclusion Criteria:

Will include any of the following:

  1. Diabetes or other disease process requiring specialized dietary management;
  2. Malnutrition or obesity (BMI >95%);
  3. Inability to eat by mouth;
  4. Antibiotic or medicinal probiotic usage within the past 3 months (excluding yogurt);
  5. Neuromodulator (e.g. amitriptyline) usage within the past 3 months
  6. Start of, or change in gastrointestinal medication (e.g. laxative) dose that may cause or ameliorate abdominal symptoms within the past month
Both
7 Years to 17 Years
No
Contact: Cynthia Tsai ct2@bcm.edu
United States
 
NCT01339117
H-28050
No
Bruno Chumpitazi, Baylor College of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
NASPGHAN Foundation
Principal Investigator: Bruno P Chumpitazi, MD, MPH Baylor College of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
May 2013

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