The Role of GER in Exercise Triggered Asthma
Gastroesophageal reflux is a major contributor to exercise-triggered asthma.
Two groups of patients will be studied: those with asthma who have difficulty with exertion, those without asthma who experience difficulty with exertion. Both groups will experience gastroesophageal reflux (GER) twice of less per week. Patients will complete a treadmill exam to determine their VO2 max. They will then undergo pH monitoring while exercising for 30 minutes at 65-70% of their VO2 max. Subjects will be given placebo or acid suppression pill for 12 weeks. At the end of 12 weeks, the subjects will repeat the exercise (30 minutes) and 24-hour pH study.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
|Official Title:||The Role of GER in Exercise Triggered Asthma|
- To determine whether patients with exercise-triggered asthma experience GER during exercise.
- To determine whether the exercise-induced GER within the subjects relates temporally to their exertional asthma.
|Study Start Date:||October 2000|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||September 2005|
|United States, Utah|
|University of Utah|
|Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, 84132|
|Principal Investigator:||Kathryn A Peterson, M.D.||University of Utah|