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Elucidation of Acid-Induced Pulmonary Inflammation

This study has been terminated.
(limited recruitment)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Kathryn A. Peterson, University of Utah Identifier:
First received: August 8, 2006
Last updated: June 25, 2016
Last verified: June 2016
This study will evaluate how heartburn may lead to different types of inflammation in one's airways. Additionally, the study will determine whether aggressive treatment of heartburn results in improvement in both symptoms of heartburn and asthma but also in documented improvement in airway inflammation as determined by biopsy. The results of this study will be important in directing future research into the relationship between heartburn and asthma and may provide a clue whether certain subtypes of asthma may be caused primarily by gastroesophageal reflux (GER).

Condition Intervention Phase
Gastroesophageal Reflux Asthma Drug: lansoprazole Drug: placebo Phase 2 Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Elucidation of Acid-Induced Pulmonary Inflammation

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Further study details as provided by Kathryn A. Peterson, University of Utah:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in Lymphocyte Count [ Time Frame: Baseline and 6 weeks ]
    Change in mean lymphocyte count in bronchus intermedius biopsies between lansoprazole and placebo groups, measured in lymphocytes per square millimeter. Overall mean differences were compared (post-intervention mean lymphocyte count minus pre-intervention mean lymphocyte count) between the two intervention groups.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Log Change in Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) Alpha Measurement [ Time Frame: Baseline and 6 weeks ]
    Change in TNF alpha cytokine expression from bronchoalveolar lavage aspirate samples between lansoprazole and placebo groups, measured in log picograms per milliliter (log (pg/mL)) units, pre- and post-intervention.

Enrollment: 17
Study Start Date: August 2006
Study Completion Date: April 2009
Primary Completion Date: April 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Lansoprazole therapy
Lansoprazole 30 mg orally twice daily
Drug: lansoprazole
30 mg of lansoprazole twice daily for 6 weeks
Other Name: Prevacid
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
placebo orally twice daily
Drug: placebo
placebo comparator to lansoprazole 30 mg, twice daily for 6 weeks

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. chronic cough consistent with bronchoreactivity
  2. Gastroesophageal reflux

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Severe asthmatics who have been hospitalized within the last 6 months or who have required oral steroid use within the last 4 weeks
  2. Severe coronary artery disease
  3. Cigarette/cigar smoking within the last 6 months
  4. Documented allergies affecting the respiratory system
  5. Subjects with contraindications to pH/impedance probe

    1. Hemophilia
    2. Septal deviation
  6. Subjects with contraindications to bronchoscopy as outlined by the American Thoracic Society Guidelines
  7. Anticoagulation
  8. Pregnancy
  9. Incarcerated patients
  10. Current oral steroid use (may suppress levels of inflammation)
  11. Upper respiratory infection within the last 2 weeks
  12. Ongoing acid suppression with a proton pump inhibitor, however, patients may be included if they have discontinued their proton pump inhibitor within the last 1 month with stable asthma symptoms as defined by stable utilization of inhaled steroids
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00361972

United States, Utah
University of Utah Health Sciences Center
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, 84132
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Utah
Principal Investigator: Kathryn Peterson, MD University of Utah
  More Information

Responsible Party: Kathryn A. Peterson, md, University of Utah Identifier: NCT00361972     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 15444
IRB #15444
Study First Received: August 8, 2006
Results First Received: January 14, 2016
Last Updated: June 25, 2016
Individual Participant Data  
Plan to Share IPD: No

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Gastroesophageal Reflux
Pathologic Processes
Esophageal Motility Disorders
Deglutition Disorders
Esophageal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Anti-Ulcer Agents
Gastrointestinal Agents
Proton Pump Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on June 23, 2017