Effect of Roflumilast in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Patients Treated With Tiotropium: The HELIOS Study (BY217/M2-128)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Takeda
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00424268
First received: January 18, 2007
Last updated: May 4, 2012
Last verified: August 2011
Results First Received: March 17, 2011  
Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized;   Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment;   Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator);   Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Interventions: Drug: Roflumilast
Drug: Placebo

  Participant Flow
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Recruitment Details
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Pre-Assignment Details
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Reporting Groups
  Description
Roflumilast Roflumilast 500 µg, once daily, oral and tiotropium 18 µg, once daily, inhaled
Placebo Placebo, once daily, oral and tiotropium 18 µg, once daily, inhaled

Participant Flow:   Overall Study
    Roflumilast     Placebo  
STARTED     371 [1]   372 [1]
COMPLETED     309     333  
NOT COMPLETED     62     39  
[1] Includes all randomized patients who took at least one dose of the investigational drug.



  Baseline Characteristics
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Population Description
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Reporting Groups
  Description
Roflumilast Roflumilast 500 µg, once daily, oral and tiotropium 18 µg, once daily, inhaled
Placebo Placebo, once daily, oral and tiotropium 18 µg, once daily, inhaled
Total Total of all reporting groups

Baseline Measures
    Roflumilast     Placebo     Total  
Number of Participants  
[units: participants]
  371     372     743  
Age  
[units: years]
Mean ± Standard Deviation
  64.2  ± 9.1     64.0  ± 9.3     64.1  ± 9.2  
Gender  
[units: participants]
     
Female     109     105     214  
Male     262     267     529  



  Outcome Measures
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1.  Primary:   Pre-bronchodilator Forced Expiratory Volume in First Second (FEV1)   [ Time Frame: Change from baseline over 24 weeks of treatment ]

2.  Secondary:   Post-bronchodilator FEV1   [ Time Frame: Change from baseline over 24 weeks of treatment ]

3.  Secondary:   COPD Exacerbation Rate (Moderate or Severe)   [ Time Frame: 24 weeks treatment period ]

4.  Secondary:   Transition Dyspnea Index (TDI) Focal Score   [ Time Frame: Change from baseline over 24 weeks of treatment ]

5.  Secondary:   Shortness of Breath Questionnaire (SOBQ) Total Score   [ Time Frame: Change from baseline over 24 weeks of treatment ]


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  Other Adverse Events
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Time Frame 24 weeks treatment period
Additional Description

The Safety Set was based on all randomized patients who took at least one dose of the investigational drug after randomization.

Three patients randomized to placebo received roflumilast instead and were included in the roflumilast group for safety analyses.


Frequency Threshold
Threshold above which other adverse events are reported   5%  

Reporting Groups
  Description
Roflumilast Roflumilast 500 µg, once daily, oral and tiotropium 18 µg, once daily, inhaled
Placebo Placebo, once daily, oral and tiotropium 18 µg, once daily, inhaled

Other Adverse Events
    Roflumilast     Placebo  
Total, other (not including serious) adverse events      
# participants affected / at risk     106/374     76/369  
Gastrointestinal disorders      
Diarrhoea † 1    
# participants affected / at risk     33/374 (8.82%)     2/369 (0.54%)  
# events     38     2  
Infections and infestations      
Nasopharyngitis † 1    
# participants affected / at risk     21/374 (5.61%)     20/369 (5.42%)  
# events     24     23  
Investigations      
Weight decreased † 1 [3]    
# participants affected / at risk     20/374 (5.35%)     2/369 (0.54%)  
# events     20     2  
Respiratory, thoracic and mediastinal disorders      
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease † 1 [3]    
# participants affected / at risk     54/374 (14.44%)     63/369 (17.07%)  
# events     64     80  
Events were collected by systematic assessment
1 Term from vocabulary, MedDRA (11.0)
[3] non-serious



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