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Use of Topical Budesonide in the Treatment of Eosinophilic Esophagitis

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00638456
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 19, 2008
Last Update Posted : September 10, 2009
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
This study is designed to evaluate whether or not oral viscous budesonide is effective in treating children with Eosinophilic Esophagitis.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Eosinophilic Esophagitis Drug: Budesonide plus Prevacid Drug: placebo plus Prevacid Phase 2

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 33 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Use of Topical Budesonide in the Treatment of Eosinophilic Esophagitis, a Randomized Clinical Trial
Study Start Date : February 2008
Primary Completion Date : September 2009
Study Completion Date : September 2009

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Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: 1
oral viscous budesonide plus Prevacid
Drug: Budesonide plus Prevacid
Budesonide is taken daily for three months. In addition, Prevacid is taken twice daily for three months.
Placebo Comparator: 2
placebo plus Prevacid
Drug: placebo plus Prevacid
Placebo is taken daily for three months. In addition, Prevacid is taken twice daily for three months.

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Histologic resolution of esophageal eosinophilia on repeat endoscopy. [ Time Frame: 3 Months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Endoscopic resolution of esophagitis and improvement in EE symptom score as assessed by a pediatric EE questionnaire. [ Time Frame: 3 Months ]
  2. Open Label Budesonide given and measured through endoscopic resolution of esophagitis and improvement in EE symptoms [ Time Frame: 9 months ]

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   1 Year and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologic evidence of EE defined as greater than 20 eosinophils per hpf on esophageal biopsy
  • Ages 1 yrs and older
  • Ability to continue the same diet that the patient was on at the time of EGD with biopsy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Adverse reaction or allergy to budesonide
  • Pregnancy
  • Chronic diseases requiring immunomodulatory therapy
  • Use of swallowed topical corticosteroids for EE within the past 3 months
  • Use of systemic steroids 2 months prior to study entry
  • Upper gastrointestinal bleed within 4 months of study entry
  • Chronic use of medications that predispose to upper gastrointestinal bleeding including non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications or anticoagulants
  • Evidence of adrenal suppression prior to study entry
  • Evidence of concurrent eosinophilic gastritis, enteritis, colitis, or proctitis
  • Recent changes in asthma or allergic rhinitis therapy for 3 months
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00638456

United States, California
Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego
San Diego, California, United States, 92123
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, San Diego
Meritage Pharma, Inc.
Principal Investigator: Ranjan Dohil, MD UCSD
More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Ranjan Dohil, MD, UCSD
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00638456     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: VPI-106-01
First Posted: March 19, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 10, 2009
Last Verified: September 2009

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Esophageal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Leukocyte Disorders
Hematologic Diseases
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Immune System Diseases
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Bronchodilator Agents
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Asthmatic Agents
Respiratory System Agents
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Anti-Ulcer Agents
Gastrointestinal Agents
Proton Pump Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action