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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
Results First Posted : August 14, 2019
Last Update Posted : August 14, 2019
Meritage Pharma, Inc.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ranjan Dohil, University of California, San Diego

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

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 32 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
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2009

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.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of Participants With Improvement of Espohageal Eosinophilia [ Time Frame: 3 Months ]
    Repeat endoscopy was undertaken using the Olympus P160 endoscope (by RD) at 3 months of treatment.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Score [ Time Frame: Baseline and 3 Months ]

    Endoscopy scoring tool took into account the following categories:

    Mucosal pallor/reduced vasculature Linear furrows/mucosal thickening White plaques Concentric rings/stricture Friability/"tissue-paper" mucosa Histology scoring tools Epithelial histology score Peak eosinophil count

    Each category could score 0-3 for a total maximum score of 15. The higher the score the worse the disease.

  2. Symptom Score [ Time Frame: Baseline and 3 Months ]

    Total score was based on the following symptoms:

    Heartburn/regurgitation Abdominal pain Nausea/vomiting Anorexia/early satiety Dysphagia Symptom induced nocturnal wakening Gastrointestinal bleeding

    Each symptom could score 0-2 for a maximum score for 14 points. The lower the score the milder the symptoms and the higher the score the more severe symptoms.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   1 Year and older   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
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

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

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United States, California
Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego
San Diego, California, United States, 92123
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ranjan Dohil
Meritage Pharma, Inc.
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Principal Investigator: Ranjan Dohil, MD UCSD
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Ranjan Dohil, Professor, University of California, San Diego
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00638456    
Other Study ID Numbers: VPI-106-01
First Posted: March 19, 2008    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: August 14, 2019
Last Update Posted: August 14, 2019
Last Verified: July 2019
Keywords provided by Ranjan Dohil, University of California, San Diego:
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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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