Pulmicort Asthma Prevention (Post-PAC)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 6, 2005
Last Update Posted : January 14, 2008
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Brief Summary:
This prospective study will evaluate the feasibility of the defined decision tree for the treatment of asthmatic young children. Children who develop episode (=3 consecutive days) of any troublesome lower respiratory symptoms are treated according to a strictly pre-defined multi-steps treatment algorithm until the age of 6 years.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Asthma Procedure: Pulmicort (budesonide) pMDI Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 400 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Study to Evaluate the Feasibility of a Treatment Algorithm in Newly Diagnosed Asthmatic Children. An Open Follow-up to Asthma Prevention in Infants/Young Children (PAC)
Study Start Date : July 2001
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2006
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2006

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MedlinePlus related topics: Asthma
Drug Information available for: Budesonide
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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Success rate of the treatment algorithm: Frequency of protocol deviations, asthma exacerbations, different treatment steps.
  2. Efficacy - development of lung function.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Acceptability of the treatment algorithm by the parents.
  2. Growth rate and BMD.
  3. Exhaled nitrogen Oxide, bronchohyperresponsiveness.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Children form the COPSAC/PAC study with episodes of troublesome respiratory symptoms. Episodes are defined as 3 consecutive days of any troublesome lower respiratory symptoms.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Differential diagnoses including at least a chest x-ray and sweat test.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00233584

Research Site
Copenhagen, Denmark
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: AstraZeneca Denmark Medical Director, MD AstraZeneca Identifier: NCT00233584     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: D5254C00004
First Posted: October 6, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 14, 2008
Last Verified: January 2008

Keywords provided by AstraZeneca:
Children of asthmatic mothers

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Bronchial Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Hypersensitivity
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Immune System Diseases
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Bronchodilator Agents
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Asthmatic Agents
Respiratory System Agents
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists