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Effect of Age and Device on Delivery of Fluticasone

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First Posted: March 30, 2006
Last Update Posted: September 20, 2011
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Florida
To determine the effect of age and device on delivery of HFA-Fluticasone Propionate (FP) in children of different ages. Hypothesis -- passive inhalation in younger children through a valved holding chamber/mask (VHC) will reduce the relative amount of FP delivered to airways.

Condition Intervention Phase
Asthma Drug: HFA FP MDI Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Relative Amount of Fluticasone Delivered by HFA-MDI Through Chamber/Mask to Young Children With Asthma

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • One-hour steady-state plasma concentration of fluticasone

Estimated Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: February 2003
Estimated Study Completion Date: April 2004
Detailed Description:
The objective was to determine the effect of age and device on delivery of fluticasone propionate delivered by HFA-pMDI in children of different ages. The one-hour steady-state fluticasone plasma concentration which is an indirect measure of airway delivery and direct measure of systemic exposure, was determined. Sixty children with well-controlled persistent asthma received two actuations of 110 mcg twice daily for at least 3 days. A blood sample was collected one hour after the last dose when 100% adherence was documented by electronic monitor. Five groups of 12 each were studied: 1) 12-18 yr by actuator alone; 2) 5-9 yr by actuator alone; 3) 5-9 yr by antistatic VHC/mouthpiece; 4) 5-9 yr by antistatic VHC/mask and 5) 1-4 yr by antistatic VHC/mask. Fluticasone concentrations were measured by LC-MS/MS assay. Fluticasone plasma concentration between groups was compared using one way ANOVA.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   1 Year to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:children 1-18 yr, adequately controlled persistent asthma, demonstrate effective administration technique in accordance with the group assigned -

Exclusion Criteria:inadequately controlled asthma: nocturnal awakening >2 nights/month, prn albuterol use >2x/week, more than 2 short courses of oral corticosteroids in previous 3 months, missing a dose on more than one occasion, increase in asthma symptoms during study, inability to discontinue intranasal or dermal fluticasone for 3 days

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00308932

United States, Florida
University of Florida Asthma Research Lab
Gainesville, Florida, United States, 32610-0486
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Florida
Principal Investigator: Leslie Hendeles, PharmD University of Florida
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Responsible Party: University of Florida
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00308932     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 38-2002
First Submitted: March 28, 2006
First Posted: March 30, 2006
Last Update Posted: September 20, 2011
Last Verified: August 2004

Keywords provided by University of Florida:
asthma therapy
spacer inhaler

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
Dermatologic Agents
Anti-Allergic Agents