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Whey Protein Concentrate 40% Made of Milk of Immunized Cows to Aid in the Prevention of Relapse of Clostridium Difficile-Diarrhea

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: NCT00177775
Recruitment Status : Terminated (Study is completed and analysis completed)
First Posted : September 15, 2005
Last Update Posted : December 17, 2008
MucoVax, BV, the Netherlands
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University of Pittsburgh

Brief Summary:
The primary objective of this study is to assess the safety of the investigational agent, MucoMilk®, a polyclonal-antibody enriched Whey Protein Concentrate 40% (WPC-40) made of milk of immunized cows. Secondary objectives will investigate the effectiveness of MucoMilk® as an aid in the prevention of relapse of C. difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Positive C-Diff Culture Drug: MucoMilk product Phase 2 Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 60 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Whey Protein Concentrate 40% (WPC-40) Made of Milk of Immunized Cows to Aid in the Prevention of Relapse of Clostridium Difficile-Diarrhea: A Prospective, Randomized, Controlled Phase II Study - Version 5.1.B
Study Start Date : April 2005
Study Completion Date : August 2005

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MedlinePlus related topics: Diarrhea

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. To investigate the effectiveness of MucoMilk®

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. To assess the safety of MucoMilk

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

Eligible subjects must meet all of the following inclusion criteria:

  • Willingness and ability to comply with all study requirements, to fully understand all elements of informed consent, and to provide written informed consent.
  • Confirmed CDAD by ELISA toxin assay or cell test.
  • Are currently receiving or have received standard antibiotic treatment for CDAD with oral/intravenous metronidazole and/or vancomycin for a minimum of 10 days per standard of care at the discretion of the study physician.
  • Resolution of diarrhea to a maximum of 3 stools per day following completion of antibiotic therapy.
  • Ability to tolerate fluids by mouth or by feeding tube.
  • Have passage of stools.

Exclusion Criteria:

Subjects will not be eligible to participate in this study if any of the following exclusion criteria apply:

  • Unable to provide informed consent.
  • History of lactose intolerance.
  • Cannot tolerate fluids by mouth or by feeding tube, or are judged by the attending physician unfit to receive fluids by mouth or by feeding tube.
  • Have received an investigational drug within 4 weeks prior to study entry.
  • Have underlying gastrointestinal tract disease characterized by diarrhea or unformed stools.
  • Are currently receiving any antidiarrheal medications.
  • Current use of an ileostomy or colostomy.
  • History of milk allergy.
  • Current use of Saccharomyces boulardii, Lactinex, or Culturelle preparations at start of study. (S. boulardii is a non-colonizing yeast species purported to support gastrointestinal tract function. It has been widely studied and used to help prevent post-antibiotic diarrhea.)
  • Reside outside of the United States.
  • Cannot speak or read English.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00177775

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United States, Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15213
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Pittsburgh
MucoVax, BV, the Netherlands
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Principal Investigator: Peter Veldkamp, MD University of Pittsburgh
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00177775    
Other Study ID Numbers: IRB# 0412033
First Posted: September 15, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 17, 2008
Last Verified: December 2008
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Signs and Symptoms, Digestive
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