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Efficacy and Safety of Ciclesonide in Preschool Children With Asthma (2 to 6 Years) (BY9010/M1-207)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
AstraZeneca Identifier:
First received: September 12, 2005
Last updated: December 7, 2016
Last verified: December 2016
The aim of the present study is to compare the efficacy of inhaled ciclesonide in pre-school children. Ciclesonide will be inhaled once daily, using one of three dose levels and tested versus placebo. The study duration consists of a baseline period (2 to 4 weeks) and a treatment period (24 weeks). The study will provide further data on safety and tolerability of ciclesonide.

Condition Intervention Phase
Asthma Drug: Ciclesonide Drug: Placebo Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
Official Title: BALLOON: Efficacy and Safety - Study by ALTANA on Ciclesonide in Pre-school Asthma Patients

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Further study details as provided by AstraZeneca:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • time to first moderate or severe asthma exacerbation. [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • rate of patients with moderate or severe asthma exacerbation [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ]
  • rate of patients with moderate asthma exacerbation [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ]
  • rate of patients with severe asthma exacerbation [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ]
  • time to first moderate asthma exacerbation [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ]
  • time to first severe asthma exacerbation [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ]
  • asthma symptom score from diary [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ]
  • use of rescue medication [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ]
  • patient perceived asthma control [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ]
  • quality of life data (PACQLQ) [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ]
  • morning and evening PEF from diary [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ]
  • pulmonary function variables measured at the investigational sites [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ]
  • adverse events [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ]
  • physical examination [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ]
  • vital signs [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ]
  • laboratory work-up [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ]
  • serum cortisol [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ]
  • urine cortisol variables [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ]
  • body growth determined by stadiometry. [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ]

Estimated Enrollment: 1000
Study Start Date: November 2005
Study Completion Date: May 2007
Primary Completion Date: November 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: 1
Ciclesonide 40 µg
Drug: Ciclesonide
Efficacy and Safety of Ciclesonide
Active Comparator: 2
Ciclesonide 80 µg
Drug: Ciclesonide
Efficacy and Safety of Ciclesonide
Active Comparator: 3
Ciclesonide 160 µg
Drug: Ciclesonide
Efficacy and Safety of Ciclesonide
Placebo Comparator: 4
Drug: Placebo


Ages Eligible for Study:   2 Years to 6 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Main Inclusion Criteria:

  • Written informed consent by the parents or legal guardians of the patient
  • Outpatients
  • Good health with the exception of asthma
  • Documented diagnosis of asthma for more than 6 months
  • Use of rescue medication only or pretreatment with a controller drug

Main Exclusion Criteria:

  • Concomitant severe diseases
  • Diseases contraindicated for the use of inhaled steroids
  • Other relevant lung diseases causing impairment in pulmonary function
  • Recurrent, episodic wheezing only
  • History of life-threatening asthma
  • History of any mechanical ventilation
  • Clinically relevant abnormal laboratory values suggesting an unknown disease and requiring further clinical evaluation
  • Premature birth (< 32 weeks gestation)
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00163449

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: AstraZeneca AstraZeneca AstraZeneca
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Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: AstraZeneca Identifier: NCT00163449     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BY9010/M1-207
Study First Received: September 12, 2005
Last Updated: December 7, 2016

Keywords provided by AstraZeneca:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Bronchial Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Hypersensitivity
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Immune System Diseases
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs
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