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PPI Sequencing Study

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: NCT00384592
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 6, 2006
Last Update Posted : March 11, 2009
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Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to assess how patients with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (heartburn) who are currently receiving treatment with a proton pump inhibitor but are still experiencing symptoms will benefit from a change in treatment.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease Drug: Esomeprazole Procedure: Physical exam Procedure: Pregnancy test if applicable Phase 4

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 100 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Esomeprazole 40 mg Once Daily in Subjects With Continuing Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) Symptoms Following Treatment Wit a Previous Full Dose Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI)
Study Start Date : September 2006
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2007
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2007

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MedlinePlus related topics: GERD Heartburn

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The primary objective of this study is to assess the change in the frequency of heartburn from baseline value at entry to the end of the study, after 8-weeks treatment with esomeprazole 40mg compared to previous full dose treatment with a PPI daily

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in frequency and severity of heartburn, epigastric pain and acid regurgitation after 4 and 8 weeks treatment from baseline value at study entry
  2. Change in symptom control from baseline to 4 and 8 weeks using QOL questionnaires

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Persisting symptoms of GORD despite previous treatment with a full dose proton pump inhibitor
  • Informed consent
  • Over 18 years of age

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Current course of Proton Pump inhibitor treatment for more than 8 weeks prior to enrolment in the study;
  • More than 1 other course of PPI treatment in the previous 12 month;
  • Previous use of esomeprazole;
  • Presence of alarm symptoms.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00384592

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United Kingdom
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Allerton, United Kingdom
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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Atherstone, United Kingdom
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Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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Fowey, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Hamilton, United Kingdom
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Motherwell, United Kingdom
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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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Warminster, United Kingdom
Sponsors and Collaborators
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Study Director: Rhiannon Rowsell, MD AstraZeneca
Principal Investigator: Roger Jones, MD UCL

Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00384592     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: D9612L00104
First Posted: October 6, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 11, 2009
Last Verified: March 2009

Keywords provided by AstraZeneca:
proton pump inhibitor

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Gastroesophageal Reflux
Esophageal Motility Disorders
Deglutition Disorders
Esophageal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Proton Pump Inhibitors
Anti-Ulcer Agents
Gastrointestinal Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action