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A Comparison of Beclomethasone Aqueous Spray and Aerosol Delivery Systems in Nasal Polyps

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified November 2008 by Lawson Health Research Institute.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
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First received: November 7, 2008
Last updated: NA
Last verified: November 2008
History: No changes posted
The purpose of this study is to determine if intranasal Beclomethasone delivered by aerosol or spray is more effective in treatment of nasal polyps.

Condition Intervention Phase
Nasal Polyps
Drug: Intranasal Beclomethasone aerosol
Drug: Intranasal Beclomethasone spray
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Comparison of Beclomethasone Aqueous Spray and Aerosol Delivery Systems in Nasal Polyps

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Further study details as provided by Lawson Health Research Institute:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Difference in overall quality of life as measured by the Rhinitis Quality of Life Questionnaire [ Time Frame: 0, 1, 3, 6 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Difference in Nasal Airflow Resistance as measured an anterior rhinomanometry [ Time Frame: 0, 1, 3, 6 months ]

Estimated Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: March 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date: March 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Aerosol Drug: Intranasal Beclomethasone aerosol
Beclomethasone aerosol intranasal, 100ug each nostril, twice daily for 6 months.
Other Name: QVAR
Active Comparator: Spray Drug: Intranasal Beclomethasone spray
Beclomethasone spray intranasal, 100ug each nostril, twice daily for 6 months.

Detailed Description:

Aqueous and aerosol delivery of intranasal corticosteroids has never been directly compared previously in patients with nasal polyps and it is unknown whether one is superior.

This objective of this study is to compare the efficacy of intranasal beclomethasone by two different delivery systems, aerosol and aqueous spray in patients with nasal polyps. Primary endpoint is the difference in the overall quality of life as measured by the Rhinitis Quality of Life Questionnaire. The secondary endpoint is the change in Nasal Airflow Resistance as measured by rhinomanometry.


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 years old
  • New diagnosis of nasal polyps confirmed by two physicians

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Intranasal corticosteroid use within 4 weeks
  • Oral corticosteroids use within 4 weeks
  • Oral corticosteroid inhalation (ie for treatment of asthma or COPD) of Budesonide >400ug daily, Fluticasone >250ug daily, Beclomethasone >400ug daily
  • Contraindication to intranasal corticosteroid
  • Inability to give informed consent
  • Participation in another clinical trial
  • Pregnancy (or not using effective method of contraception) or lactation
  • Cystic fibrosis
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00788463

Contact: Jorge A Mazza, MD 519-685-8500 ext 58277

Canada, Ontario
Allergy Clinic, London Health Sciences Centre Recruiting
London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 4G5
Sponsors and Collaborators
Lawson Health Research Institute
Principal Investigator: Jorge A Mazza, MD University of Western Ontario, Canada
  More Information


Responsible Party: Jorge Mazza, London Health Sciences Centre Identifier: NCT00788463     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R-06-542
Study First Received: November 7, 2008
Last Updated: November 7, 2008

Keywords provided by Lawson Health Research Institute:
administration, intranasal
nasal polyps
Rhinitis Quality of Life Questionnaire
Quality of Life

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Nasal Polyps
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical
Nose Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Asthmatic Agents
Respiratory System Agents processed this record on April 28, 2017