Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) Therapy for Newly Diagnosed Esophagitis (EE)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 7, 2008
Last Update Posted : August 23, 2010
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Mayo Clinic

Brief Summary:

This study is being done to for two reasons:

  • To learn about the effects (good and bad) esomeprazole (an FDA approved drug for reflux esophagitis) has on your esophagus when taken correctly.
  • To learn about the quality of life changes (good and bad) you may experience with this medication.

Condition or disease
Erosive Esophagitis Reflux Esophagitis GERD

Detailed Description:
The plan is to have 50 people take part in this study at Mayo Clinic Rochester. This research study is looking at people who have a new condition called erosive reflux esophagitis. Esophagitis is defined as mucosal damage produced by the abnormal reflux of gastric contents into the esophagus. Acid reflux, over time, can wear away or erode the lining of your esophagus. This condition is called erosive esophagitis. The treating physician may start you on prescription strength acid reducing group of medications called Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI). PPI medications can provide 24-hour relief from your painful heartburn symptoms and it can help you heal the erosions in the esophagus that acid reflux may cause.

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 65 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: How Does Proton Pump Inhibitor Therapy Impact Quality of Life in Patients Newly Diagnosed With Erosive Reflux Esophagitis?
Study Start Date : January 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2008

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: GERD
U.S. FDA Resources

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients age 18 and older, diagnosed with reflux esophagitis, being seen at Mayo Clinic Rocheser.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 18 or older
  • Have either mild-to-moderate erosive reflux esophagitis
  • Meet criteria for GERD symptoms.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients already on esomeprazole therapy, have previously failed to respond to esomeprazole, or are intolerant to PPI therapy.
  • Patients expected to travel outside of the United States during the initial 8 weeks of PPI therapy.
  • Pregnant women will be excluded as PPI's are not thought safe for the fetus (Pregnancy Category C). - Children younger than 18 years of age will be excluded.
  • Other vulnerable populations, such as those with diminished mental acuity, will be excluded.

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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00586963

United States, Minnesota
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota, United States, 55955
Sponsors and Collaborators
Mayo Clinic
Principal Investigator: Yvonne Romero, MD. Mayo Clinic

Responsible Party: Yvonne Romero, Mayo Clinic Identifier: NCT00586963     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 07-006142
First Posted: January 7, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 23, 2010
Last Verified: August 2010

Keywords provided by Mayo Clinic:
Erosive Esophagitis
Reflux Esophagitis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Esophagitis, Peptic
Esophageal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Peptic Ulcer
Duodenal Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Stomach Diseases
Proton Pump Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action