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Probiotics and the Prevention of Traveler's Diarrhea

2014-07-23 21:11:55 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The present study is designed to evaluate the effect of a mixture of probiotics on the prevention of traveler's diarrhea (TD) in subjects who travel to a country with a high risk for developing TD. Subjects will be asked to take one capsule containing a mixture of probiotics or a placebo capsule a day, within the week before departure, during the travel and up to 3 days after return. They will note the following outcomes in a diary: occurence of diarrhea, number and consistency of stools, duration of the diarrhea, presence of diarrhea-related symptoms and need for rescue medication.

The present study will examine if the use of the probiotics capsule reduces the occurence of traveler's diarrhea as compared to the placebo capsule.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Prevention

Conditions

Travelers' Diarrhea

Intervention

Protecflor, Placebo

Location

University of Milan
Milan
Italy

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

Lallemand SAS

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:11:55-0400

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