Inhaled Albuterol Sulfate For Acute Wheezing Due To Obstructive Airways Disease In Children
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This study evaluates the effect of cumulative dose administration of albuterol sulfate inhalation aerosol delivered with valved holding chamber and facemask. This is a four week study in birth to 23 month old subjects who are experiencing acute wheezing due to obstructive airways disease.
A Randomized, Double-Blind, Parallel-group, Multi-Center Study of Albuterol Sulfate HFA Inhalation Aerosol Delivered Cumulatively With a Valved Holding Chamber and an Attached Facemask in Subjects Between Birth to 23 Months of Age With Acute Wheezing Due to Obstructive Airways Disease
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To evaluate safety (adverse events, vital signs, physical exams, ECG monitoring etc.) of cumulative dosing of albuterol sulfate inhalation aerosol
Secondary Outcome Measures :
To assess the efficacy measures (percent change from baseline over entire treatment period in the TAL score, respiratory rate, wheezing etc.) of cumulative dosing of albuterol sulfate inhalation aerosol.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
up to 23 Months (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Must be an outpatient.
Age at second visit must be birth to <24 months old.
Parent/guardian who is willing to sign, or has signed, an informed consent.
Must have acute wheezing consistent with reversible obstructive airway disease.
Must have an asthma symptoms score between 4-9 based on the TAL score (Modified Tal Asthma Symptoms Score measured by the study site) at Screening (Visit 1) while the subject is breathing room air.
History of life-threatening asthma or wheezing that requires admission to an intensive care unit for treatment within 3 months prior to Screening, or he/she has been treated in the emergency room and admitted to the hospital for airways obstruction on two or more occasions within 3 months prior to Screening, or there is a history of intubation for respiratory distress due to airways obstruction.
Has impending respiratory failure.
Taken medications such as acute/chronic systemic corticosteroids, CNS stimulants, investigational medications, theophylline or aminophylline, anti-arrhythmic within a certain time period prior to the study.
Having the following signs or symptoms: 1)present with fever (rectal temperature >100.5 ºF or tympanic temperature >101.5ºF); 2) present with known pulmonary (lung) and/or cardiac (heart) congenital malformations; 3) have an underlying chronic disease (respiratory (Chronic pulmonary disease includes congenital anomalies, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, and cystic fibrosis), cardiac, renal, or liver insufficiency, immunodeficiency, encephalopathy); 4) known or suspected foreign body aspiration; 5) their Modified Tal Asthma Symptoms Score is 10; 6) their weight is below a certain limit for the average for their age; 8) they were born before 34 weeks' gestation. 9) Laboratory tests for serum potassium and blood glucose within the following limits (potassium between 3.0-5.8 mEq/L and glucose between 45-140mg/dL).
For additional information about this study please refer to the GSK Clinical Study Register
Publications of Results:
Abstract submitted to AAAAI 2007: Efficacy of Ventolin( HFA MDI cumulative dosing in children <24 months old. AM Davis, MD, W Lincourt, BS, R Trivedi, MS, A Ellsworth, BS, C Crim, MD. GlaxoSmithKline, RTP, NC