The HERO-study: Effects of Roflumilast in Patients With COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) (BY217/M2-121)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00108823
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 20, 2005
Last Update Posted : October 26, 2016
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Brief Summary:
The purpose of this trial is to study the effects of roflumilast on lung function parameters indicative of hyperinflation in patients with COPD.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, COPD Drug: Roflumilast Phase 3

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 550 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A 24-week, Double Blind, Randomized Study to Investigate the Effect of 500 µg Roflumilast Tablets Once Daily Versus Placebo on Parameters Indicative of Hyperinflation in Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Study Start Date : October 2004

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MedlinePlus related topics: COPD Lung Diseases
Drug Information available for: Roflumilast
U.S. FDA Resources

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Lung function parameters indicative of hyperinflation in patients with COPD

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Mean change from randomization to endpoint in additional pre and post bronchodilator spirometric and lung volume parameters
  2. Measurement of quality of life parameters and dyspnea

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Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Main Inclusion Criteria:

  • Written informed consent
  • Patients with a history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease for at least 12 months as defined by the GOLD (Global Initiative on Obstructive Lung Diseases) criteria (2003)
  • Age ≥ 40 years
  • FEV1/FVC ratio (post-bronchodilator) ≤ 70%
  • FEV1 (post-bronchodilator) ≤ 65% of predicted
  • FRC (post-bronchodilator) ≤ 120% of predicted
  • Clinically stable COPD within 4 weeks prior to baseline visit (B0).
  • Availability of a chest x-ray dated a maximum of 6 months prior to study baseline visit (B0) or a willingness to have a chest x-ray performed at visit (B0).

Main Exclusion Criteria:

  • COPD exacerbation indicated by a treatment with systemic glucocorticosteroids not stopped at least 4 weeks prior to the baseline visit (B0)
  • Non smoker, current smoker or ex-smoker (smoking cessation at least one year ago) with a smoking history of < 10 pack years
  • Suffering from any concomitant disease that might interfere with study procedures or evaluation
  • Lower respiratory tract infection not resolved 4 weeks prior to the baseline visit (B0)
  • Diagnosis of asthma and/or other relevant lung disease (e.g. history of bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis, bronchiolitis, lung resection, lung cancer, interstitial lung disease [e.g. fibrosis, silicosis, sarcoidosis], and active tuberculosis)
  • Current participation in a pulmonary rehabilitation program or completion of a pulmonary rehabilitation program within 2 months preceding the baseline visit (B0).
  • Known alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency
  • Need for long term oxygen therapy defined as ≥ 15 hours/day
  • Clinically relevant abnormal laboratory values suggesting an unknown disease and requiring further clinical evaluation (as assessed by the investigator)
  • Known infection with HIV, active hepatitis and/or liver insufficiency
  • Diagnosis or history of cancer (other than basal cell carcinoma) or recurrence within 5 years prior to study start
  • Clinically significant cardiopulmonary abnormalities (diagnosed clinically or by x-ray/ECG) that are not related to COPD and that require further evaluation
  • Pregnancy, breast feeding, oocyte donation or oocyte implantation planned during the trial
  • The female patient is of childbearing potential and is not using and is not willing to continue to use a medically reliable method of contraception for the entire study duration, such as oral, injectable, or implantable contraceptives, or intrauterine contraceptive devices, unless she is surgically sterilized/hysterectomized or post-menopausal > 1 year or any other criteria considered sufficiently reliable by the investigator in individual cases
  • Participation in another study (use of investigational product) within 30 days preceding the baseline visit (B0) or re-entry of patients already enrolled in this trial
  • Suspected inability or unwillingness to comply with study procedures
  • Alcohol or drug abuse
  • Inability to follow study procedures due to, for example, language problems or psychological disorders
  • Use of prohibited drugs
  • Suspected hypersensitivity to the study medication and/or contraindication to any ingredients of the study medication (roflumilast) or rescue medication

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00108823

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United States, Texas
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United States, Washington
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Cities in France, France
Cities in Poland, Poland
South Africa
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United Kingdom
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Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: AstraZeneca AstraZeneca AstraZeneca

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: AstraZeneca Identifier: NCT00108823     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BY217/M2-121
First Posted: April 20, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 26, 2016
Last Verified: September 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Respiratory Tract Diseases