Effect of Tadalafil in Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease Patients Suffering From Secondary Pulmonary Hypertension

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Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (due to lack of finance)
First Posted : July 25, 2007
Last Update Posted : March 18, 2015
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Herlev Hospital

Brief Summary:
Tadalafil may lower the pulmonary artery pressure in patients with Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease and secondary pulmonary hypertension and thereby improve patients quality of life.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease Drug: Tadalafil Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
Twenty outpatients with Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (COPD) and secondary pulmonary hypertension are treated in a cross-over design with Tadalafil or placebo for 4 weeks. Primary effect parameter is 6 min. walking test.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 0 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Pilot Study to Investigate the Effect of Tadalafil on Secondary Pulmonary Hypertension in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Study Start Date : February 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date : February 2010

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Drug Information available for: Tadalafil

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Tadalafil treatment 40 mg Drug: Tadalafil
40 mg tablet
Other Name: PDE5 inhibitor

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in 6 min. walking test [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   45 Years to 85 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical diagnosis of Chronic obstructive lung disease

Exclusion Criteria

  • Patients with asthma

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00506701

Herlev University Hospital
Herlev, Denmark, DK-2730
Sponsors and Collaborators
Herlev Hospital
Principal Investigator: Lars C Laursen, MD University of Copenhagen

Responsible Party: Lars C. Laursen, Herlev Hospital Identifier: NCT00506701     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 25
First Posted: July 25, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 18, 2015
Last Verified: July 2007

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Diseases
Hypertension, Pulmonary
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Vasodilator Agents
Phosphodiesterase 5 Inhibitors
Phosphodiesterase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Urological Agents