Efficacy of Ciclesonide During the Cold Season in Patients Older Than 12 Years With Persistent Asthma (ARTIST)

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First received: January 23, 2008
Last updated: May 4, 2012
Last verified: May 2012
The aim of the study is to evaluate the efficacy of ciclesonide in patients with persistent asthma over 3 months, especially in the cold season. Ciclesonide will be inhaled by a metered-dose inhaler. The study will provide further data on safety and tolerability of ciclesonide.

Condition Intervention
Drug: Ciclesonide

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Ciclesonide for the Therapy of Asthma During the Cold Season.

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • FEV1, symptom score assessment [ Time Frame: within 3 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Handling of the metered-dose inhaler, safety and tolerability [ Time Frame: within 3 months ]

Estimated Enrollment: 2100
Study Start Date: January 2008
Study Completion Date: August 2008
Primary Completion Date: August 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Artist Drug: Ciclesonide
This is an observational study. Therefore, the physician decides about dosage according to individual needs.


Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Main inclusion criteria:

  • History of persistent bronchial asthma

Main exclusion criteria:

  • Hypersensitive to compounds of Alvesco
  • Other criteria as defined in the Summary of Product Characteristics (Fachinformation Chapter 4.3)
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00608218

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Dr. Thomas D. Bethke, PhD, MD Nycomed Deutschland GmbH, 78467 Konstanz, Germany
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00608218     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Alves Artist 07/10 
Study First Received: January 23, 2008
Last Updated: May 4, 2012
Health Authority: Germany: Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices

Keywords provided by Nycomed:
inhaled steroids

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Bronchial Diseases
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Immune System Diseases
Lung Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Respiratory Hypersensitivity
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Anti-Allergic Agents
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Therapeutic Uses

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