Diarrhea | Recombinant Human Lactoferrin Administered Orally for the Prevention of Antibiotic Associated Diarrhea in Adult Patients
Diarrhea research study
What is the primary objective of this study?
The purpose of the study is to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Recombinant Human Lactoferrin Administered Orally for the Prevention of Antibiotic Associated Diarrhea in Adult Patients.
Who is eligible to participate?
Inclusion Criteria: - All patients must meet all of the inclusion criteria listed below at the time of enrollment. 1. Male and female patients 50 years of age and older. 2. Resident of a participating long term care facility. 3. Able to consume 30 mL of liquid solution two time per day by mouth or enteral feeding tube. 4. Patient has had no antibiotics in the 4 weeks preceding enrollment in the study. 5. Patient has been started on a broad spectrum antibiotic(s) for an infection other than gastroenteritis. 6. Patient has a life expectancy greater than 6 months. 7. Patient or health care agent is able and willing to sign a written informed consent. 8. Patient or caregiver is able and willing to complete diary of daily bowel movement information (number, formed or unformed, time) during any portion of the 8 week study. Exclusion Criteria: 1. Patient has an ileostomy. 2. Patient has a prior history of major gastrointestinal surgery such as partial small bowel or colon resection or gastric bypass. 3. Patient has a history of inflammatory bowel disease. 4. Patient has a history of chronic diarrhea associated with irritable bowel syndrome or other etiologies. 5. Patient has a history of severe constipation requiring use of enemas or disimpaction within 30 days prior to enrollment. 6. Patient has signs or symptoms of C. difficile infection including diarrhea. 7. Patient has signs or symptoms of acute or chronic diarrhea. 8. Patient has known sensitivity or allergy to rice or rice products. 9. Patient has significant medical problems which in the judgment of the principal investigator or medical monitor may interfere with participation in the study. 10. Patient is not receiving an antibiotic regimen consisting of a broad spectrum antibiotic. 11. Patient has participated in an investigational study using an investigational product within 30 days of randomization.
Which medical condition, disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury is researched?
Interventions can include giving participants drugs, medical devices, procedures, vaccines, and other products that are either investigational or already available or noninvasive approaches such as surveys, education, and interviews.
Research studies and clinical trials typically have two or more research arms. An arm is a group of people who receive the same treatment in the study.
Ven100Recombinant Human Lactoferrin Administered Orally for the Prevention of Antibiotic Associated Diarrhea in Adult Patients
Start Date: September 2011
Completed Date: March 2014
Phase: Phase 3
Primary Outcome: Reduction in the number of days of antibiotic associated diarrhea during the treatment period
Study sponsors, principal investigator, and references
Principal Investigator: Ning Huang, Ph.D.
Lead Sponsor: Ventria Bioscience
Collaborator: National Institute on Aging (NIA)