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A Study Comparing Swallowed Flovent and Placebo in Patients With Eosinophilic Disorders

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00266578
First Posted: December 19, 2005
Last Update Posted: April 11, 2013
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Marc Rothenberg, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati
  Purpose
The purpose of this study is assessing the efficacy of swallowed Flovent® vs. placebo for the treatment of eosinophilic esophagitis (EE).

Condition Intervention Phase
Eosinophilic Esophagitis Drug: Fluticasone Propionate Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effect of Swallowed Fluticasone Propionate on Eosinophilic Esophagitis; A Prospective, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial

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Further study details as provided by Marc Rothenberg, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Histologic remission [ Time Frame: 5 years ]
    Histologic remission,defined by a peak eosinophil count of less than/equal to 1 eosinophil in all 400 fields in both the proximal and distal esophagus.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Furrowing, Epithelial hyperplasia, clinical symptoms [ Time Frame: 5 years ]
    Secondary outcome measures included presence of endoscopic furrowing, presence of epithelial hyperplasia, and presence of clinical symptoms.


Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: October 2002
Study Completion Date: October 2012
Primary Completion Date: November 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Drug: Fluticasone Propionate
    Flovent vs. placebo daily for 3 months
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   3 Years to 30 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Signed informed consent for study by parent or guardian. Assent will be obtained from all minors 11 years of age and older.
  • Age older than or equal to 3 years and younger than or equal to 30 years
  • Endoscopic findings consistent with EE (edema, furrowing, exudates, rings)
  • Histological findings to include proliferation of basal layer and peak eosinophil density ≥24 per high power field (400x). This degree of tissue eosinophilia has been shown to correlate well with poor-responsiveness to acid suppression therapy, suggesting it is a primary eosinophilic disease and not secondary to GERD[11].
  • Allergy evaluation including skin-prick testing with multiple food antigens to insure elimination diet is not indicated.
  • If allergic to specific foods, option to be on a minimum 3 months of elimination diet without detectable resolution by repeat endoscopy with biopsies demonstrating no improvement to disease.
  • Patients enrolled at CCHMC will be under the direct care of Dr. Putnam or any of the other staff gastroenterologists at this institution who will supervise endoscopic procedures. Patients may also be enrolled at institutions other than CCHMC, but the diagnosis of EE must be validated by an expert pathologist in EE at CCHMC (Margaret Collins, MD).
  • 20 additional patients without EE will be enrolled as unaffected controls for purposes of comparison with patients with EE. Enrollment pool will comprise patients undergoing routine upper endoscopy and having no identifiable pathology.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with history of poor tolerance to FP, patients unable to cooperate with use of MDI, pregnant females, patients inhaling any corticosteroid for asthma, and patients with concurrent or recent (within 3 months) use of systemic steroids.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00266578


Locations
United States, Ohio
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 45229-3039
Sponsors and Collaborators
Marc Rothenberg
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Marc E. Rothenberg, M.D., Ph.D. Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati
  More Information

Responsible Party: Marc Rothenberg, MD, PhD, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00266578     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 02-9-9
FAAN
First Submitted: December 15, 2005
First Posted: December 19, 2005
Last Update Posted: April 11, 2013
Last Verified: April 2013

Keywords provided by Marc Rothenberg, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati:
Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Esophagitis
Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Esophageal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Gastroenteritis
Eosinophilia
Leukocyte Disorders
Hematologic Diseases
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Hypersensitivity
Immune System Diseases
Fluticasone
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Bronchodilator Agents
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Asthmatic Agents
Respiratory System Agents
Dermatologic Agents
Anti-Allergic Agents