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Ability of Aridol to Detect Bronchial Hyperresponsiveness in Suspected Asthmatics

This study has been completed.
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First received: November 10, 2005
Last updated: November 29, 2009
Last verified: November 2009
This is a Phase 3 study to determine the sensitivity and specificity of the Aridol bronchial challenge test to detect bronchial hyperresponsiveness in patients with suspected asthma. Patients with suspected asthma of either gender, aged between 6 and 50 years, with only mildly impaired lung function (FEV1 >70%) are to be tested with three different bronchial hyperresponsiveness challenges (Aridol, exercise and methacholine), and the results compared. A clinical diagnosis will also be made at the end of the study.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: Aridol
Drug: Methacholine
Procedure: Exercise challenge
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Single Blind
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: A Phase III Multicenter Study to Demonstrate the Sensitivity and Specificity of Aridol (Mannitol) Challenge to Predict Bronchial Hyperresponsiveness as Manifested by a Positive Exercise Challenge in Subjects Presenting With Signs and Symptoms Suggestive of Asthma But Without a Definitive Diagnosis

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Comparison of Aridol and exercise BHR tests
  • Safety of Aridol test

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Comparison of Aridol and methacholine test
  • Comparison of Aridol test and clinical diagnosis

Estimated Enrollment: 240
Study Start Date: November 2005
Study Completion Date: September 2006

Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Years to 50 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Have given informed consent to participate in this study in accordance with local regulations prior to any procedures being performed
  2. Have signs and symptoms suggestive of asthma according to the NIH Questionnaire but has not been given a firm diagnosis of asthma or a firm exclusion of the diagnosis of asthma (e.g. has an equivocal diagnosis of asthma or been referred for further investigation of asthma type symptoms)
  3. Have at least Step 1 symptoms according to the NAEPPII asthma severity grading
  4. Have an FEV1 ≥ 70% of the predicted value at Screening Visit (Visit 1) baseline
  5. Be between 6 and 50 years
  6. Be able to perform all of the techniques necessary to measure lung function including an exercise challenge, Aridol challenge and methacholine challenge
  7. Be able to understand the requirements of the study and be able to complete all of the forms necessary including the NIH Questionnaire
  8. Be taking effective birth control if female of childbearing potential

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Use medications six weeks prior to the Screening Visit (Visit 1) or during the study that would interfere with bronchial provocation challenge testing (see Table 1, section
  2. Currently use cholinesterase-inhibitor medication (for myasthenia gravis)
  3. Have had upper or lower respiratory tract infection within the previous 4 weeks
  4. Have known aortic or cerebral aneurysm, cirrhosis or portal hypertension
  5. Have had recent major surgery
  6. Have had recent cataract surgery
  7. Have a history of heart disease that would increase risk of performing exercise, methacholine or Aridol challenge
  8. Have had cardiac ischemia or malignant arrhythmias
  9. Have uncontrolled hypertension (systolic blood pressure ≥ 180 and diastolic blood pressure ≥ 100)
  10. Have orthopedic limitations
  11. Have smoked within the past year (average > 1 cigarette per week), or have a ≥ 10 pack year smoking history
  12. Have other chronic restrictive or obstructive pulmonary diseases (cystic fibrosis, COPD, bronchiectasis, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, tuberculosis, pulmonary carcinoma, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, hypercapnia)
  13. Be skin test positive to seasonal and perennial aeroallergens that are present in the environment during the time that the subject is enrolled in the study, or if skin test positive to these aeroallergens the subject must not report worsening of symptoms when exposed to these aeroallergens during the time that the subject is participating in the study
  14. Have a medical condition that in the opinion of the Investigator would impair the ability of the subject to participate
  15. Have an inability to perform spirometry of acceptable quality
  16. Be intolerant to Aridol, methacholine or albuterol
  17. Be pregnant or lactating
  18. Have participated in any other investigative drug study parallel to, or within 4 weeks of study entry
  19. Be an Investigator, site employee or otherwise be directly affiliated with the study site including being a member of the immediate family of an Investigator, site employee (where an immediate family member is defined as spouse, parent, child or sibling, whether biological or legally adopted or in foster care)
  20. Have a body mass index (BMI) ≥ 30
  21. Have been diagnosed at Screening Visit (Visit 1) as definitively having or not having asthma; patients that will not continue in the study include those given the following diagnosis: asthma is extremely likely or definite (95 to 100% likelihood) or asthma is very unlikely or excluded (0 to < 5% likelihood)
  22. Have previously been enrolled in this study at this or at any other clinical trials site
  23. Have previously received an Aridol challenge
  24. Have a clinically significantly abnormal chest x-ray
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00252291

United States, Colorado
Colorado Asthma and Allergy Centers, 125 Rampart Way
Denver, Colorado, United States, 80230-6405
Sponsors and Collaborators
Principal Investigator: David Pearlman, MD Colorado Asthma and Allergy Centers, Denver, CO
  More Information

Publications: Identifier: NCT00252291     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: DPM-A-305
Study First Received: November 10, 2005
Last Updated: November 29, 2009

Keywords provided by Pharmaxis:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Bronchial Hyperreactivity
Bronchial Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Hypersensitivity
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Immune System Diseases
Methacholine Chloride
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Bronchoconstrictor Agents
Respiratory System Agents
Muscarinic Agonists
Cholinergic Agonists
Cholinergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Diuretics, Osmotic
Natriuretic Agents processed this record on April 28, 2017