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Does Aspirin Have a Protective Role Against Chemotherapeutically Induced Ototoxicity?

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified December 2007 by University Health Network, Toronto.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
Information provided by:
University Health Network, Toronto Identifier:
First received: December 18, 2007
Last updated: December 19, 2007
Last verified: December 2007

Aspirin (ASA) has been shown, in an animal model, to attenuate the ototoxic properties of cisplatin. The researchers plan to investigate this in patients undergoing cisplatin chemotherapy.

The researchers hypothesise that low-dose aspirin can prevent cisplatin induced ototoxicity in the clinical setting.

Condition Intervention
Hearing Loss Ototoxicity Drug: aspirin Drug: placebo

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Does Aspirin Have a Protective Role Against Chemotherapeutically Induced Ototoxicity?

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Further study details as provided by University Health Network, Toronto:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • hearing loss [ Time Frame: before and after chemotherapy ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • hearing loss and tinnitus questionnaires [ Time Frame: before and after cisplatin treatment ]

Estimated Enrollment: 110
Study Start Date: February 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: February 2010
Arms Assigned Interventions
Placebo Comparator: 2
placebo OD during course of chemotherapy
Drug: placebo
OD for course of cisplatin chemotherapy
Experimental: 1
325mg ASA OD during course of chemotherapy
Drug: aspirin
325mg ASA OD for the duration of the cisplatin

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients undergoing cisplatin treatment for the following malignancies:

    • germ-cell
    • bladder
    • head and neck (Only head and neck patients requiring only 2 cycles of post-operative chemo-radiotherapy, and therefore not requiring a gastrostomy tube, will be enrolled.)
  • Over 18 years of age
  • Normal otoscopic examination
  • Informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

Patients with the following will be excluded:

  • Not able to grasp the study implications or unable to consent.
  • History of peptic ulcer disease
  • Severe renal impairment (U&E, Cr clearance)
  • Haemophilia
  • Severe hepatic impairment
  • Cerebrovascular haemorrhage
  • Acute gout
  • Hypersensitivity to NSAIDs
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00578760

Contact: Emma Barker, FRCS, PhD 001-416-946-4501 ext 4353

Canada, Ontario
Princess Margaret Hospital Not yet recruiting
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Sub-Investigator: Emma Barker, FRCS, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Health Network, Toronto
  More Information

Responsible Party: Dr John Rutka, UNH Identifier: NCT00578760     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Aspirin-01
Study First Received: December 18, 2007
Last Updated: December 19, 2007

Keywords provided by University Health Network, Toronto:
hearing loss

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hearing Loss
Hearing Disorders
Ear Diseases
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
Sensation Disorders
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Antineoplastic Agents
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Antirheumatic Agents
Fibrinolytic Agents
Fibrin Modulating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors
Cyclooxygenase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
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