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Omaha, Nebraska 68131


Purpose:

This study utilizes lactobacillus, or probiotics, delivered twice daily to the mouth and stomach, via feeding tube, in effort to determine whether the oral administration of a naturally occurring Lactobacillus species reduces the incidence of ventilator associated pneumonia therefore reducing intensive care unit(ICU)complications.


Study summary:

The long-term objective of this research is to determine the utility of altering the oral and gastric bacterial flora in mechanically ventilated patients in order to reduce intensive care unit (ICU)complications. Specifically, our goal is to determine whether the oral administration of a naturally occurring Lactobacillus species reduces the incidence of ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP). ICU admission is commonly accompanied by overgrowth of the natural gastrointestinal (GI) and oropharyngeal flor by pathogenic organisms. Patients requiring endotracheal intubation are predisposed to developing VAP, presumably via micro-aspiration of the altered oropharyngeal flora. By reducing VAP rates, we hope to improve ICU outcomes, minimize ICU expenses, and most importantly, decrease morbidity and mortality.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - Admission to the medical, surgical, or cardiac ICU - Age 19 years or greater (the age of majority in the state of Nebraska) - Anticipated need for >72 hours of endotracheal intubation - Initial intubation during hospitalization - Approval of the attending physician responsible for the patient's care - Informed surrogate consent within 24 hours of intubation Exclusion Criteria: - Pregnancy - Pharmacologic immunosuppression (>10mg prednisone daily or equivalent for at least 14 days) - Native immunosuppression: 1)known HIV disease or AIDS, 2)history of malignancy, 3)multiple organ system failure - History of prosthetic or bioprosthetic cardiac valve placement - History of prosthetic vascular graft placement - Cardiac trauma - History of rheumatic fever, endocarditis, congenital cardia abnormality, or acquired cardia abnormality - Gastroesophageal surgery or perforation associated with current admission - Intestinal surgery or perforation associated with current admission - Significant oropharyngeal mucosal injury - Placement of a tracheostomy


NCT ID:

NCT00613795


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Lee Morrow, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Omaha, Nebraska 68131
United States



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Site Status: N/A


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: January 22, 2018

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