Comparison Between Symbicort® and Prednisolone in COPD (SPACE)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
AstraZeneca
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00259779
First received: November 29, 2005
Last updated: January 21, 2011
Last verified: January 2011
  Purpose

To assess if Symbicort forte Turbuhaler (during two weeks) is as effective as an oral course of prednisolone + Oxis Turbuhaler (during two weeks) for the treatment of an acute exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).


Condition Intervention Phase
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Drug: budesonide/formoterol
Drug: Prednisolone
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomised, Double Blind, Double Dummy, Multicentre Phase III Study Comparing the Efficacy of Budesonide/Formoterol (Symbicort® Forte Turbuhaler®) and Oral Prednisolone + Formoterol (Oxis® Turbuhaler) During Two Weeks, in COPD Patients With an Acute Exacerbation, Followed by Twelve Weeks Open Follow up Period With Budesonide/Formoterol (Symbicort Forte Turbuhaler)

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Further study details as provided by AstraZeneca:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Forced Expiratory Volume in one second (FEV1)

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of patients with treatment failures
  • Time to first exacerbation
  • Number of patients developing an exacerbation
  • Diary cards
  • Quality of Life
  • - Adverse Events (AEs)
  • Serious Adverse Events (SAEs) and Discontinuations due to AEs
  • Variables will be assessed before and over the 2+12 weeks treatment period

Estimated Enrollment: 120
Study Start Date: September 2005
Study Completion Date: July 2007
Intervention Details:
    Drug: budesonide/formoterol
    Other Name: Symbicort
    Drug: Prednisolone
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and an acute exacerbation
  • After the acute treatment a simple pulmonary function test shows a value of 30%-60% of the predicted normal value.
  • Patients, who, based on the clinical examination after the initial acute treatment, are candidates for a course of oral steroids for the treatment of acute symptoms due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis/history of asthma
  • Oxygen uptake (saturation) is <92% after the initial acute treatment
  • A requirement for regular use of oxygen therapy
  • Regular treatment with any inhaled steroid >1 000 µg/day at study entry

Additional inclusion and exclusion criteria will be evaluated by the investigator

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Locations
Denmark
Research Site
Aalbaek, Denmark
Research Site
Aalborg, Denmark
Research Site
Christiansfeld, Denmark
Research Site
Erfurt, Denmark
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Norager, Denmark
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Oksbol, Denmark
Research Site
Saeby, Denmark
Finland
Research Site
Lohja, Finland
Research Site
Pietarsaari, Finland
Research Site
Porvoo, Finland
Research Site
Tammisaari, Finland
Germany
Research Site
Berlin, Germany
Research Site
Leipzig, Germany
Research Site
Marburg, Germany
Norway
Research Site
Fredrikstad, Norway
Research Site
Harstad, Norway
Research Site
Molde, Norway
Research Site
Oslo, Norway
Research Site
Straume, Norway
Sweden
Research Site
Akersberga, Sweden
Research Site
Alingsas, Sweden
Research Site
Atvidaberg, Sweden
Research Site
Borlange, Sweden
Research Site
Goteborg, Sweden
Research Site
Hollviken, Sweden
Research Site
Kilafors, Sweden
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Limhamn, Sweden
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Lindesberg, Sweden
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Lulea, Sweden
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Malmo, Sweden
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Motala, Sweden
Research Site
Sigtuna, Sweden
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Stockholm, Sweden
Research Site
Trosa, Sweden
Research Site
Tumba, Sweden
Research Site
Uppsala, Sweden
Research Site
Örebro, Sweden
Sponsors and Collaborators
AstraZeneca
Investigators
Study Director: AstraZeneca Symbicort Medical Science Director, MD AstraZeneca
  More Information

No publications provided by AstraZeneca

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00259779     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: D5892L00002, Eudra CT 2005-001090-10, SPACE
Study First Received: November 29, 2005
Last Updated: January 21, 2011
Health Authority: Sweden: Medical Products Agency

Keywords provided by AstraZeneca:
COPD

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Diseases
Respiration Disorders
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Methylprednisolone acetate
Prednisolone acetate
Prednisolone
Methylprednisolone
Methylprednisolone Hemisuccinate
Budesonide
Prednisolone hemisuccinate
Prednisolone phosphate
Formoterol
Symbicort
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Pharmacologic Actions
Glucocorticoids
Hormones
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal
Antineoplastic Agents
Antiemetics
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Central Nervous System Agents
Gastrointestinal Agents
Neuroprotective Agents

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