Blizard Institute - Barts and The London


The PrePro Study  

Full title: Preventing Preterm Birth with Probiotics
Research Groups:  Women’s Health Research Unit.
Acronym: PrePro
Start: Autumn 2015 

PrePro is a double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot randomised trial to assess the effect of probiotic supplement on vaginal flora. The study aims to determine whether oral Lactobacilli capsules compared with dummy capsules can reduce the risk of pre-term birth. This pilot trial will measure feasibility of performing a larger scale trial. The trial will run for 18 months starting 1st September 2015. We anticipate that we will recruit approximately 360 women during the trial over a four month period.

Participating London sites: The Royal London (Mr Rehan Khan), Whipps Cross (Mr Bashir Dawlatly), Newham (Mr Vincent Oon), Homerton (Dr Maryam Parisaei)

Chief Investigator: Prof  Khalid S Khan 

Co-applicants: Prof Shakila Thangaratinam, Dr Julie Dodds , Dr Natalie Cooper
Trial Coordinator: Ms Zoe Drymoussi