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Relative Potency of Inhaled Corticosteroids

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00292838
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 16, 2006
Last Update Posted : July 20, 2011
Information provided by:
St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton

Brief Summary:
To investigate the validity of a clinical model to determine the relative potency of different preparations of inhaled corticosteroids used for the treatment of asthma or of eosinophilic bronchitis without asthma.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Asthma Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Drug: fluticasone 25, 50, 100, 200 mcg Phase 4

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 40 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Relative Potency of Inhaled Corticosteroids: Validation of a Clinical Model
Study Start Date : January 2001
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 2007
Actual Study Completion Date : February 2007

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MedlinePlus related topics: Asthma Steroids
Drug Information available for: Fluticasone

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Sputum eosinophils

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Exhaled nitric oxide, FEV1, FEF25-75%

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Sputum eosinophilia >3%
  • Adults age 18-70 years
  • History of episodic wheeze, chest tightness, dyspnea or cough within the last 12 months.
  • FEV1 ≥ 60% predicted
  • Steroid naive or on not more than 500 µg a day of beclomethasone or equivalent.
  • Able to give written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Recent asthma or COPD exacerbation (as judged by the clinician) due to respiratory infection within the last month
  2. Relevant seasonal allergen exposure within 4 weeks or within the course of the study
  3. Treatment with prednisone or antibiotics or hospitalisation within the past 6 weeks
  4. Other respiratory diseases
  5. Women who are pregnant or unwilling to use appropriate contraception during the study
  6. Unable to withhold short-acting ß-agonist treatment for 6 hours before visit

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00292838

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Canada, Ontario
Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health, St. Joseph's Healthcare
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8N 4A6
Sponsors and Collaborators
St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton
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Principal Investigator: Frederick E Hargreave, MD McMaster University

Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00292838    
Other Study ID Numbers: RP#01-1929
First Posted: February 16, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 20, 2011
Last Verified: July 2011
Keywords provided by St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton:
Eosinophilic bronchitis with asthma
Eosinophilic bronchitis without asthma
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Bronchial Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
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
Dermatologic Agents
Anti-Allergic Agents