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Promoting Tolerance to Common Allergens in High-Risk Children: Global Prevention of Asthma in Children (GPAC) Study

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Immune Tolerance Network (ITN)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00346398
First received: June 27, 2006
Last updated: June 4, 2014
Last verified: June 2014
Results First Received: August 29, 2013  
Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized;   Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study;   Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment;   Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator);   Primary Purpose: Prevention
Conditions: Asthma
Allergic Sensitization
Interventions: Biological: Oral mucosal immunoprophylaxis (OMIP)
Biological: Placebo

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Recruitment Details
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Subject recruitment occurred between June 2006 and July 2007 at 2 sites in Australia and 1 site in the United States

Pre-Assignment Details
Significant events and approaches for the overall study following participant enrollment, but prior to group assignment
At a screening visit, subjects underwent procedures to establish that all inclusion criteria were met and none of the exclusion criteria were met. All guardians provided written informed consent

Reporting Groups
  Description
OMIP With Timothy Grass, Cat and House Dust Mite Allergens Participants were administered oral mucosal immunoprophylaxis (OMIP) daily for 12 months. OMIP consisted of a mixture of allergen extracts including 0.2 milliliters (mL) timothy grass, 0.2 mL cat, and 0.2 mL house dust mite for a total daily dose of 0.6 mL. After 12 months, treatment stopped and participants were tested 3 years after end of treatment for development of allergic sensitization and asthma.
Placebo Participants were administered via the same route as the experimental group an oral placebo solution daily for 12 months. The placebo consisted of three 0.2 mL vials of solution mixed together for a total daily dose of 0.6 mL. After 12 months, treatment stopped and participants were tested 3 years after end of treatment for development of allergic sensitization and asthma.

Participant Flow:   Overall Study
    OMIP With Timothy Grass, Cat and House Dust Mite Allergens     Placebo  
STARTED     25     26  
COMPLETED     22     24  
NOT COMPLETED     3     2  
Lost to Follow-up                 3                 0  
Withdrawal by Subject                 0                 2  



  Baseline Characteristics


  Outcome Measures
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1.  Primary:   Number of Participants With Allergic Sensitization at Month 36 Status Post Treatment Completion   [ Time Frame: Three years (36 months) after Treatment Completion ]

2.  Secondary:   Number of Participants With Current Asthma at Month 36 Status Post Treatment Completion   [ Time Frame: Three years (36 months) after Treatment Completion ]

3.  Secondary:   Time to First Onset of Asthma   [ Time Frame: From Treatment Initiation to Month 36 Status Post Treatment Completion ]


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  Limitations and Caveats
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Limitations of the study, such as early termination leading to small numbers of participants analyzed and technical problems with measurement leading to unreliable or uninterpretable data
One participant in the placebo group could not be included in intent-to-treat analyses because a sibling was also in the study


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