Intravenous Terbutaline in Severe Status Asthmaticus

This study is enrolling participants by invitation only.
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First received: September 9, 2008
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Last verified: August 2008
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Terbutaline is a medication that is used to treat serious asthma attacks (status asthmaticus). The purpose of this study is to determine if terbutaline is effective and safe when given as a continuous intravenous infusion to children ages 2 years to 18 years of age. Children participating in this study are inpatients in the Intensive Care Unit with a diagnosis of status asthmaticus and are receiving terbutaline as part of their routine care. Blood samples and physiological assessments will be used to determine how the body is using terbutaline and how well it is working.

Status Asthmaticus

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Terbutaline Given as a Continuous Intravenous Infusion in Severe Status Asthmaticus

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Pharmacokinetics of continuous terbutaline infusion [ Time Frame: Prior to infusion; 20 minutes, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 hours post infusion ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Modified Pulmonary Index Score (MPIS) [ Time Frame: Assess every 4 hours while IV terbutaline is infusing, continuing for 8 hours after the infusion is discontinued ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Physiologic parameters [ Time Frame: Prior to terbutaline, 20 minutes post, then hourly during infusion ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Side effects [ Time Frame: Duration of continuous infusion ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA

Estimated Enrollment: 36
Study Start Date: October 2007
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Group 1
  • In-patient in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
  • Diagnosis of Status asthmaticus
  • Receiving a continuous infusion of terbutaline as part of their standard of care
  • Ages 2 years to 6 years
Group 2
  • In-patient in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
  • Diagnosis of Status asthmaticus
  • Receiving a continuous infusion of terbutaline as part of their standard of care
  • Ages greater than 6 years to 12 years
Group 3
  • In-patient in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
  • Diagnosis of Status asthmaticus
  • Receiving a continuous infusion of terbutaline as part of their standard of care
  • Ages greater than 12 years to 18 years

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Ages Eligible for Study:   2 Years to 18 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Inpatients in Pediatric ICU with a diagnosis of status asthmaticus

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Children 2 to 18 years of age.
  • Admission to the ICU with a diagnosis of status asthmaticus.
  • The pediatric intensivist taking care of the patient has decided to initiate intravenous terbutaline therapy.
  • An indwelling venous catheter or arterial catheter that was placed for routine ICU monitoring.
  • Informed consent obtained from the patient's parents or legal guardian.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Existing cardiovascular disease.
  • History of bronchopulmonary dysplasia.
  • Prior inclusion in this study.
  • Known hypersensitivity to terbutaline, or prior adverse event associated with terbutaline.
  • Terbutaline use within 48 hours of initiation of the study.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00750568

United States, Kentucky
Kosair Children's Hospital
Louisville, Kentucky, United States, 40202
United States, Michigan
Children's Hospital of Michigan
Detroit, Michigan, United States, 48201
United States, Ohio
Rainbow Babies and Childrens' Hospital
Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44106
Sponsors and Collaborators
Wayne State University
Principal Investigator: Kevin Valentine, M.D. Children's Hospital of Michigan
Study Chair: Mary Lieh-Lai, M.D. Children's Hospital of Michigan; Wayne State University
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Responsible Party: Kevin Valentine, MD, Children's Hospital of Michigan Identifier: NCT00750568     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 10904 
Study First Received: September 9, 2008
Last Updated: September 9, 2008
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Wayne State University:
Bronchial asthma
Asthma, bronchial
Status Asthmaticus
Terbutaline sulfate

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Status Asthmaticus
Bronchial Diseases
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Immune System Diseases
Respiratory Hypersensitivity
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Adrenergic Agents
Adrenergic Agonists
Adrenergic beta-2 Receptor Agonists
Adrenergic beta-Agonists
Anti-Asthmatic Agents
Autonomic Agents
Bronchodilator Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Neurotransmitter Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Reproductive Control Agents
Respiratory System Agents
Therapeutic Uses
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