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Benefit and Tolerability of a Probiotic Product in Infants With Abdominal Discomfort

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: NCT01893814
Recruitment Status : Terminated (Poor recruitment)
First Posted : July 9, 2013
Last Update Posted : September 22, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Probi AB

Brief Summary:
To demonstrate benefit and tolerability of a probiotic product in infants with abdominal discomfort.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Abdominal Discomfort Dietary Supplement: Probiotics Dietary Supplement: Control Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 5 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : April 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2014

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Probiotics Dietary Supplement: Probiotics
Placebo Comparator: Control Dietary Supplement: Control

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Reduction of abdominal discomfort as assessed by comparison of crying time [ Time Frame: 28 days ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 12 Weeks   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or female singleton
  • ≥ 2 weeks and ≤ 12 weeks of age
  • Exclusively breastfed at screening
  • Abdominal discomfort (infant colic) in the week prior to enrollment, according to the statement of the parent(s) and/or guardian(s)
  • Episodes of fussy crying that lasted at least 3 hours a day for at least 3 days in the 7 days prior to enrollment, according to the statement of the parent(s) and/or guardian(s)
  • Voluntary, written informed consent of the parent(s) and/or guardian(s) to participate in the study
  • Born at full term (37-42 after last menstruation period)
  • Birth weight: 2500 - 4500 g
  • Weight-for-age ≥ 3th and ≤ 97th percentile according to WHO growth tables / charts
  • Apparently healthy at birth (Apgar ≥ 8) and at screening visit
  • No major complications during pregnancy or at birth
  • Mother 19-45 years of age at childbirth
  • Ability of parent(s) and/or guardian(s) to attend visits, interviews and willingness to fill out questionnaires

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Intolerance to investigational product/its ingredients
  • Severe medical condition or illness, congenital abnormality
  • Gastrointestinal disorders (e.g. reflux esophagitis)
  • Intake of probiotics and/or antibiotics in the week preceding recruitment and during the study
  • Formula feeding at screening/randomisation
  • Allergy or atopic disease (family history)
  • Participation in another study
  • Mother's health condition that may interfere with her ability to take care of her infant
  • Mother affected by hepatitis B, HIV or Guillain-Barré Syndrome
  • Use of antibiotics by the mother in the week

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01893814

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Charité Virchow Hospital
Berlin, Germany, 13353
Sponsors and Collaborators
Probi AB

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Responsible Party: Probi AB Identifier: NCT01893814     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PAB/029911
First Posted: July 9, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 22, 2016
Last Verified: September 2016