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Assessment of the Effects of Tegaserod in the Management of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) in Patients With Incomplete Response to Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs).

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00171418
First Posted: September 15, 2005
Last Update Posted: January 28, 2008
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Information provided by:
Novartis
  Purpose
Study to assess the effects of adding tegaserod to PPI therapy results in clinically meaningful improvement of GERD symptoms in patients with incomplete relief of symptoms on daily PPI therapy alone.

Condition Intervention Phase
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Drug: Tegaserod Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Assessment of the Effects of Tegaserod in the Management of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) in Patients With Incomplete Response to Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs).

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Further study details as provided by Novartis:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To determine the effect of 4 weeks of tegaserod treatment in addition to PPI on clinically meaningful incremental gain in improvement of overall GERD symptoms, based on weekly binary questions.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To evaluate the sensitivity of three global symptom assessments, including two binary scales and a Likert-type scale along with a composite symptom index (end of treatment compared to baseline)
  • To evaluate frequency, severity and bothersomeness of individual GERD symptoms (daily assessments)
  • Safety assessment

Estimated Enrollment: 54
Study Start Date: June 2003
Study Completion Date: February 2005
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • GERD symptoms for at least 6 months
  • PPI therapy for at least 4 weeks
  • Incomplete symptom relief on daily PPI therapy
  • No erosive disease as evidenced in EGD/no change in symptom severity

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Evidence of structural abnormality of the gastrointestinal tract or disease/conditions
  • Previous gastrointestinal surgery that may influence esophageal motor function
  • Known primary esophageal motor disorder other than Inefficient Esophageal Motor Disorder
  • Evidence of cathartic colon or a history of laxative use

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply.

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00171418


Locations
United States, Louisiana
Drug Research Services, Inc
Metairie, Louisiana, United States, 70001
United States, Oklahoma
The Oklahoma Foundation for Digestive Research
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States, 73104
Sponsors and Collaborators
Novartis
Investigators
Study Director: Novartis Novartis
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00171418     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CHTF919BUS26
First Submitted: September 12, 2005
First Posted: September 15, 2005
Last Update Posted: January 28, 2008
Last Verified: January 2008

Keywords provided by Novartis:
GERD
PPI

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Gastroesophageal Reflux
Esophageal Motility Disorders
Deglutition Disorders
Esophageal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Proton Pump Inhibitors
Tegaserod
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Serotonin Receptor Agonists
Serotonin Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs