A Blinded Study Comparing the Safety and Efficacy of a Fully Human Anti-IL8 Monoclonal Antibody (ABX-IL8) to Placebo in Patients With Chronic Bronchitis and COPD

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First received: May 6, 2002
Last updated: June 23, 2005
Last verified: July 2003
To determine if ABX-IL8 will improve shortness of breath.

Condition Intervention Phase
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Bronchitis, Chronic
Drug: ABX-IL8
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Estimated Enrollment: 150
Study Start Date: December 2001
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2002
Detailed Description:

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is defined as a disease state characterized by the presence of airflow obstruction due to chronic bronchitis or emphysema. The airflow obstruction is generally progressive, may be accompanied by airway hyper-reactivity, and may be partially reversible. Inflammation in the lungs is triggered by exposure to inhaled toxic substances that can lead to tissue damage, mucous secretion, airways narrowing and tissue destruction.

Interleukin-8 (IL-8) plays a major role in elevating sputum in patients with COPD and may contribute to tissue destruction. Therefore, the highly specific antibody to IL-8 (such as ABX-IL8) may help to reduce mucous production and tissue destruction.


Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • > 50 years old
  • > 20 pack-year of smoking
  • Diagnosed with COPD and chronic bronchitis

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis, tuberculosis, asthma, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, CHF
  • Require oxygen therapy
  • Uncontrolled hypertension
  • HIV or Hepatitis
  • Recent history of COPD exacerbation
  • Patients with cancer
  • Recent history of infection
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00035828

United States, California
Fremont, California, United States, 94555
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00035828     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ABX-0209 
Study First Received: May 6, 2002
Last Updated: June 23, 2005
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Abgenix:
Chronic bronchitis
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Shortness of breath

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Bronchitis, Chronic
Chronic Disease
Lung Diseases
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Bronchial Diseases
Disease Attributes
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Pathologic Processes
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections

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