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Topical Budesonide Treatment for Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Evan Dellon, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Identifier:
First received: August 14, 2009
Last updated: November 2, 2012
Last verified: November 2012
The purpose of this study is to conduct a clinical trial of two formulations of budesonide (nebulized/swallowed versus viscous/swallowed) in patients with EoE to determine if medication contact time and distribution in the esophagus relates to treatment response. The investigators will also determine if there is systemic absorption of these topical steroids. The investigators hypothesize that tissue and symptom response will correlate with esophageal medication contact time and distribution, and that significant systemic absorption will not be seen.

Condition Intervention
Eosinophilic Esophagitis Drug: inhaled/swallowed budesonide Drug: viscous/swallowed budesonide

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Topical Budesonide Treatment for Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE): Esophageal Medication Distribution, Treatment Response, and Effect on the Adrenal Axis.

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Further study details as provided by Evan Dellon, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Tissue Eosinophil Counts [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
    Level of tissue eosinophil counts (measured in number of eosinophils per high-power microscopy field) on esophageal biopsy after treatment

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Adrenal Insufficiency [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
    Adrenal insufficiency as measured by a standard cortisol stimulation test (using 0.25 mg cosyntropin IV and baseline and 60 minute post-injection serum cortisol measurements) after treatment. A rise in serum cortisol concentration after to a peak of ≥18 mcg/dL was considered normal; a smaller rise than this was considered adrenal insufficiency.

Enrollment: 25
Study Start Date: October 2009
Study Completion Date: November 2011
Primary Completion Date: August 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: inhaled/swallowed budesonide Drug: inhaled/swallowed budesonide
medication will be nebulized and then swallowed
Active Comparator: viscous/swallowed budesonide Drug: viscous/swallowed budesonide
viscous suspension of budesonide will be swallowed


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • New diagnosis of eosinophilic esophagitis (per 2007 consensus guidelines)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age < 18
  • Inability to read or understand English
  • Pregnant or nursing women
  • Previous allergic reactions to steroid medications
  • Current use of systemic steroids
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00961233

United States, North Carolina
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States, 27599
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Principal Investigator: Evan S Dellon, MD, MPH University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Evan Dellon, MD, MPH, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Identifier: NCT00961233     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IRUSESOM0609
Study First Received: August 14, 2009
Results First Received: September 4, 2012
Last Updated: November 2, 2012

Keywords provided by Evan Dellon, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill:
eosinophilic esophagitis

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 processed this record on August 17, 2017