Iloprost Power 15 in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PROWESS 15)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Actelion
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00709956
First received: July 1, 2008
Last updated: September 27, 2012
Last verified: September 2012
  Purpose

Patients with symptomatic idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH), or familial pulmonary arterial hypertension (FPAH) or pulmonary hypertension associated with Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or drugs/toxins in New York Heart Association (NYHA) functional class II to IV at baseline, naive to PAH treatment or currently being treated with a stable dose of either bosentan, ambrisentan or sildenafil will be enrolled in the PROWESS 15 study. This randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled, crossover, and single-dose study will determine whether a single inhaled dose of iloprost using the power 15 disc improves exercise capacity compared to placebo in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).


Condition Intervention Phase
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Drug: iloprost (5 µg)
Drug: placebo
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multicenter, Double-blind, Randomized, Placebo-controlled, Crossover Study to Assess the Effects of a Single Dose of Iloprost Power 15 on Exercise Capacity in Patients With Symptomatic Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

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Further study details as provided by Actelion:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • 6-minute-walk Distance (6MWD) [ Time Frame: Study day 2 or study day 3 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    The 6-minute walk test was performed 20-40 minutes after treatment. This was a non-encouraged test (the person conducting the test did not encourage the patient to walk farther or faster) that measured the distance covered over a 6-minute walk.

    It was conducted by a trained member of the site staff who was listed on the site's delegation of authority sheet. For patients who had never performed a 6-minute walk test previously, a training test was requested before the qualifying tests for randomization.



Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Borg Dyspnea Score [ Time Frame: Study day 2 or study day 3 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The Borg scale is a category-ratio scale, commonly used to evaluate the effects of exercise on dyspnea. The original and modified scales have ratio properties ranging from 0 = nothing at all to 10 = very, very severe, with descriptors from 0 to 10. Descriptors have been modified by others so that 10 has been labeled "extremely severe," or "the worst possible dyspnea imaginable." Reliability and validity have been reported in a general population and in patients with PAH as well as other respiratory conditions.


Enrollment: 64
Study Start Date: July 2008
Study Completion Date: August 2009
Primary Completion Date: August 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Active / placebo
Single dose of iloprost (5 µg) on study day 2 followed by single dose of placebo on study day 3
Drug: iloprost (5 µg)
Single dose of iloprost 5 µg using I-neb(R) Adaptive Aerosol Delivery (AAD(R)) System power setting 15 disc
Other Name: Ventavis(R)
Drug: placebo
Single dose of matching placebo using I-neb(R) Adaptive Aerosol Delivery (AAD(R)) System power setting 15 disc
Placebo Comparator: Placebo / active
Single dose of placebo on study day 2 followed by single dose of iloprost (5 µg) on study day 3
Drug: iloprost (5 µg)
Single dose of iloprost 5 µg using I-neb(R) Adaptive Aerosol Delivery (AAD(R)) System power setting 15 disc
Other Name: Ventavis(R)
Drug: placebo
Single dose of matching placebo using I-neb(R) Adaptive Aerosol Delivery (AAD(R)) System power setting 15 disc

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Signed informed consent prior to initiation of any study mandated procedure,
  • Patients with symptomatic idiopathic, or familial pulmonary arterial hypertension or pulmonary hypertension associated with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or drugs/toxins in NYHA functional class II to IV.
  • Women of childbearing potential must have a negative urine pregnancy test and must use an adequate method of contraception during the study and for 28 days after discontinuation of the study drug.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pulmonary arterial hypertension related to any condition other than those specified in the inclusion criteria,
  • Pulmonary arterial hypertension associated with significant venous or capillary involvement (Pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (PCWP) > 15 mmHg),
  • Known pulmonary veno-occlusive disease, or pulmonary capillary hemangiomatosis,
  • Moderate to severe obstructive lung disease: forced expiratory volume in 1 second/forced vital capacity (FEV1/FVC) < 70% and FEV1 < 65% of predicted value after bronchodilator administration,
  • Moderate to severe restrictive lung disease: total lung capacity (TLC) < 60% of predicted value,
  • Pregnant or breast-feeding women,
  • Systemic hypertension (systolic blood pressure > 160 mmHg or diastolic blood pressure > 100 mmHg on repeated measurement),
  • Systolic blood pressure < 95 mmHg,
  • Moderate to severe hepatic impairment, i.e., Child-Pugh Class B or C,
  • Chronic renal insufficiency defined by serum creatinine > 2.5 mg/dL (221 μmol/L) or ongoing dialysis,
  • Clinically relevant bleeding disorder or active bleeding,
  • For those patients on monotherapy, any contraindication to bosentan, ambrisentan, or sildenafil, according to product label,
  • Known hypersensitivity to iloprost or any of its excipients.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00709956

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Actelion
Investigators
Study Director: Laila Rouault, MD Actelion
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Actelion
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00709956     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AC-063A301
Study First Received: July 1, 2008
Results First Received: October 7, 2010
Last Updated: September 27, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Actelion:
Ventavis
iloprost
pulmonary arterial hypertension
inhaled treatment

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hypertension, Pulmonary
Hypertension
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Iloprost
Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors
Hematologic Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Pharmacologic Actions
Vasodilator Agents
Cardiovascular Agents

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