Evaluation Of Missed Osteoporosis Diagnoses, And Preference Between Once Monthly Ibandronate And Once Weekly Alendronate

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 19, 2006
Last Update Posted : May 30, 2017
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Brief Summary:
This is a two part study (screening and treatment). The first part (screening) is designed to evaluate the percentage of patients missed in diagnosing osteoporosis by general practitioners (GP's). The second part (treatment) is designed to determine the preference by patients for the once monthly ibandronate or the once weekly alendronate.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Osteoporosis Drug: Ibandronate Drug: Alendronate Phase 4

Detailed Description:
A multi-centre, randomised, open-label, cross-over study to evaluate the percentage of false negative osteoporosis diagnoses using the standard case-finding procedure as described by the Dutch Institute for Health Care (CBO) and to determine the preference of adult osteoporosis patients between once monthly dosing of ibandronate (150 mg) and once weekly dosing of alendronate (70 mg).

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 300 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multi Centre, Randomised, Open Label, Cross-over Study to Evaluate the Percentage of False Negative Osteoporosis Diagnosis's Using the Standard Case-finding Procedure as Described by the Dutch Institute for Healthcare (CBO) and to Determine the Preference of Adult Osteoporosis Patients Between Once Monthly Dosing of Ibandronate (150 mg) and Once Weekly Dosing of Alendronate (70 mg)
Study Start Date : April 2005
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2006
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2006

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MedlinePlus related topics: Osteoporosis

Intervention Details:
  • Drug: Ibandronate
  • Drug: Alendronate
    Other Name: Ibandronate

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Part 1: Percentage of patients falsely not diagnosed with osteoporosis using the standard case-finding and additional X-ray procedure in GP practice. Part 2: Patient preference for once monthly ibandronate or once weekly alendronate

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Part 1: To assess the safety and tolerance of both ibandronate and alendronate. Part 2: To assess patient preference in reminder methods during once monthly ibandronate regimen: postcard, text message or telephone patient relationship program.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   60 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Women registered with a GP, without a prior history of osteoporosis. According to a case-finding procedure, osteoporosis will be diagnosed or excluded.

Exclusion criteria:

  • Abnormalities of the esophagus which delay esophageal emptying such as stricture or achalasia.
  • Inability to stand or sit in the upright position for 60 minutes.
  • Previous use of bone active agents (e.g. strontium, PTH).
  • Significant medical condition which may preclude the patient's ability to complete the study.
  • History of alcohol or drug abuse.
  • Hypersensitivity to any component of the bisphosphonates alendronate and ibandronate.
  • Administration of any investigational drug within 30 days preceding the first dose of the study drug.
  • Serum total calcium > 10.5 mg/dL or < 8.0 mg/dL (equivalent to 2.63 mmol/L and 1.99 mmol/L).
  • Osteoporosis by secondary causes, will be excluded especially when an isolated deformity of the vertebral body is detected during x-ray analysis.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00327990

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Breda, Netherlands, 4834 AD
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Damwoude, Netherlands, 9104 GJ
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Den Haag, Netherlands, 2544 KM
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Den Haag, Netherlands, 2582 LJ
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Driebergen-rijsenburg, Netherlands, 3972 WG
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Easterein, Netherlands, 8734 CG
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Eersel, Netherlands, 5521 CD
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Eindhoven, Netherlands, 5613 BE
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Enschede, Netherlands, 7544 NZ
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Etten-leur, Netherlands, 4872 LA
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Geleen, Netherlands, 6163 GC
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Groesbeek, Netherlands, 6561 CM
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Heerlen, Netherlands, 6417 BR
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Hengelo, Netherlands, 7255 AM
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Hoogvliet, Netherlands, 3192 JN
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Hoogwoud, Netherlands, 1718 BG
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Hulst, Netherlands, 4561 CJ
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Landgraaf, Netherlands, 6373 JS
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Losser, Netherlands, 7581 BV
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Midwoud, Netherlands, 1679 GJ
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Nijverdal, Netherlands, 7442 LS
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Nunspeet, Netherlands, 8071 LX
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Oldebroek, Netherlands, 8096 AV
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Oudenbosch, Netherlands, 4731 MA
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Poortvliet, Netherlands, 4693 BT
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Prinsenbeek, Netherlands, 4841 RR
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Raalte, Netherlands, 8101 ZW
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Ridderkerk, Netherlands, 2985 VG
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Rotterdam, Netherlands, 3082 DC
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Spijkenisse, Netherlands, 3207 NB
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Tilburg, Netherlands, 5038 DE
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Voerendaal, Netherlands, 6367 ED
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Wassenaar, Netherlands, 2241 KE
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Wildervank, Netherlands, 9648 BE
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Woerden, Netherlands, 3443 GG
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Zaandam, Netherlands, 1504 JA
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: GSK Clinical Trials, MD GlaxoSmithKline

Responsible Party: GlaxoSmithKline Identifier: NCT00327990     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IBN104125
First Posted: May 19, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 30, 2017
Last Verified: May 2017

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Bone Diseases, Metabolic
Bone Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Metabolic Diseases
Ibandronic acid
Bone Density Conservation Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs