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Bronchial Hyper-responsiveness in Reflux Cough

This study has been terminated.
(Primary care physicians began prescribing antacid therapy for chronic cough)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Prof A H Morice, Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust Identifier:
First received: April 24, 2008
Last updated: October 16, 2012
Last verified: October 2012
The study aim is to determine the effect of 8 weeks of anti-reflux treatment (full acid suppression) on bronchial hyper-responsiveness and whether there is a symptomatic improvement.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: Omeprazole
Drug: Ranitidine
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: An 8 Week Non-selected Cohort Study to Investigate Whether the Treatment of Reflux Induced Cough Alters Associated Bronchial Hyper-responsiveness

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Further study details as provided by Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in Methacholine Sensitivity [ Time Frame: baseline and 8 weeks ]

    Concentration of methacholine (mg/ml) at which participants forced expired volume in 1 sec (FEV1) is reduced by 20% (the provocation concentration of methacholine causing a 20% fall in FEV1-PC20).

    To measure if there is a significant difference in PC20 recorded at baseline to that recorded following 8 weeks treatment with omeprazole and ranitidine

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Improvement in Cough Symptoms Measured Using Leicester Cough Questionnaire [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]

Enrollment: 5
Study Start Date: September 2006
Study Completion Date: January 2010
Primary Completion Date: September 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: omeprazole and ranitidine
20 mg oralomeprazole oral tablet twice daily and ranitidine 300 mg oral tablet once daily nocte
Drug: Omeprazole
20 mg BD tablet 8 weeks duration
Other Name: Losec
Drug: Ranitidine
300 mg od nocte tablet 8weeks duration
Other Name: Zantac


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Positive methacholine challenge test PC20 less than 4mg/ml (Can be previously documented in patients notes within last 4weeks)
  • Written informed consent
  • Patients with a history of chronic cough (at least 3 months duration), and associated symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux
  • Male and female subjects of at least 18 yrs of age
  • Subjects able to perform satisfactory FEV1 manoeuvres
  • Subjects able to understand the study and co-operate with the study procedures
  • Subjects who consent to their general practitioner (GP) being informed of their study participation

Exclusion Criteria:

  • has had a heart attack in the last three months
  • suffers from angina, hypertension or ischaemic heart disease
  • has epilepsy for which he/she is taking medication
  • FEV1< 60% predicted
  • FEV1<1.6L
  • Female subjects who are pregnant, or lactating, or who are of child bearing potential but are not using contraceptive measures
  • Suffering from any concomitant disease which may interfere with study procedures or evaluation.
  • A lower respiratory tract infection 4 weeks prior to entry on to study
  • Participation in another study (use of investigational product) within 30 days preceding entry on to study.
  • Alcohol or drug abuse
  • Use of opiates to treat cough 1 week prior to enrollment
  • Subjects who are taking Angiotensin Converting Enzymes (ACE) inhibitors.
  • Subjects who have significant pathology on most recent chest X-Ray.
  • Inability to understand the procedures and the implications of a challenge test
  • Patients already taking or have taken in last 4 weeks PPI and H2 receptor antagonist (full acid suppression treatment
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00668317

United Kingdom
Clinical Trials Unit , Cardiovascular and respiratory studies, Castle Hill Hospital
Cottingham, East Yorkshire, United Kingdom, HU16 5JQ
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Principal Investigator: Alyn H Morice, Professor Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
  More Information

Responsible Party: Prof A H Morice, Professor of Respiratory Medicine, Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust Identifier: NCT00668317     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2006-004102-13
Study First Received: April 24, 2008
Results First Received: March 16, 2012
Last Updated: October 16, 2012

Keywords provided by Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust:
Hyper-responsiveness, reflux cough

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Bronchial Hyperreactivity
Respiration Disorders
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Signs and Symptoms, Respiratory
Signs and Symptoms
Bronchial Diseases
Ranitidine bismuth citrate
Anti-Ulcer Agents
Gastrointestinal Agents
Histamine H2 Antagonists
Histamine Antagonists
Histamine Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Proton Pump Inhibitors
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