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Tiotropium (18 Mcg) Once Daily Via the HandiHaler® in Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

This study has been completed.
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Boehringer Ingelheim Identifier:
First received: January 9, 2006
Last updated: October 31, 2013
Last verified: October 2013
The primary objective of this trial is to determine whether treatment with tiotropium (18 mcg) capsule once daily via the HandiHaler reduces the proportion of patients with COPD experiencing an exacerbation and the proportion of patients hospitalized for an exacerbation during a six month observation period.

Condition Intervention Phase
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive Drug: Tiotropium Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Parallel Group Trial Assessing the Proportion of Patients Experiencing an Exacerbation and Proportion of Patients Hospitalized for an Exacerbation Over 6 Months During Treatment With Tiotropium 18 Mcg Capsule Once Daily in Patients With COPD in a Veterans Affairs Setting

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Further study details as provided by Boehringer Ingelheim:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Percentage of patients experiencing an exacerbation [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  • Percentage of patients hospitalized for a COPD exacerbation [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Time to first COPD exacerbation [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  • Time to first hospitalization associated with an COPD exacerbation [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  • Total number of days of corticosteroids for an COPD exacerbation [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  • Total number of antibiotics for an COPD exacerbation [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  • Number of unscheduled out-patient visits [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  • Total number of hospital admissions and total hospital days [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  • Trough post-dose FEV1 and FVC [ Time Frame: after 3 and 6 months ]
  • 90 minute post-dose FEV1 and FVC [ Time Frame: after 3 and 6 months ]
  • Occurrence of serious adverse events [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Enrollment: 1829
Study Start Date: September 2001
Primary Completion Date: February 2003 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00274547

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Boehringer Ingelheim
Study Chair: Boehringer Ingelheim Study Coordinator Boehringer Ingelheim
  More Information Identifier: NCT00274547     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 205.266
Study First Received: January 9, 2006
Last Updated: October 31, 2013

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Diseases
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Chronic Disease
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes
Tiotropium Bromide
Bronchodilator Agents
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Asthmatic Agents
Respiratory System Agents
Cholinergic Antagonists
Cholinergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on September 21, 2017