Randomized, Controlled Study of CF Patients Between 3 Months and Less Than 7 Years (EARLY)

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified August 2014 by Novartis
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Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals )
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First received: March 5, 2010
Last updated: August 29, 2014
Last verified: August 2014

This study will investigate the efficacy of inhaled TOBI treatment for early infections of P. aeruginosa in paediatric patients with cystic fibrosis.

Condition Intervention Phase
Treatment of Early Pulmonary Infections With P. Aeruginosa in Cystic Fibrosis Patients
Drug: TOBI
Drug: Placebo to TOBI
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Crossover Multi-Center Study to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of Inhaled Tobramycin Nebuliser Solution (TOBI®) for the Treatment of Early Infections of P. Aeruginosa in Cystic Fibrosis Subjects Aged From 3 Months to Less Than 7 Years

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Further study details as provided by Novartis:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Proportion of patients P aeruginosa-free at 29 days [ Time Frame: Day 29 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Proportion of subjects free from P. aeruginosa 28 days after termination of the 2nd treatment [ Time Frame: Day 91 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • To assess the safety profile of TOBI inhaled twice daily or placebo throughout the treatment period in subjects in this age group. [ Time Frame: Day 91 ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Estimated Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: April 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date: September 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: TOBI (tobramycin inhaled solution)
TOBI (tobramycin inhaled solution)
Drug: TOBI
TOBI (tobramycin inhaled solution)
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Placebo to tobramycin
Drug: Placebo to TOBI
Placebo to tobramycin


Ages Eligible for Study:   3 Months to 6 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of cystic fibrosis
  • Early lower respiratory tract infection with P. aeruginosa,

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Known local or systemic hypersensitivity to aminoglycosides or inhaled antibiotics.
  • Administration of loop diuretics within 7 days prior to study drug administration.
  • Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01082367

Contact: Novartis Pharmaceuticals 1-888-669-6682
Contact: Novartis Pharmaceuticals

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Study Director: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Novartis Pharmaceuticals
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Responsible Party: Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals )
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01082367     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CTBM100C2304, 2009-016590-15
Study First Received: March 5, 2010
Last Updated: August 29, 2014
Health Authority: Argentina: Ministry of Health
Canada: Health Canada
Egypt: Ministry of Health
France: Afssaps - Agence française de sécurité sanitaire des produits de santé (Saint-Denis)
Germany: BfArM (Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices)
Greece: National Organization of Medicines
Hungary: National Institute of Pharmacy
Italy: Agenzia Italiana del Farmaco
Poland: Ministry of Health, Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Office for Registration of Medicinal Products, Medical Devices and Biocidal Products
Romania: Ministry of Public Health
Russia: FSI Scientific Center of Expertise of Medical Application
Switzerland: Swissmedic
United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Novartis:
Tobramycin Inhalation solution
Cystic fibrosis
Lung disease
anti-bacterial agents

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cystic Fibrosis
Digestive System Diseases
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Infant, Newborn, Diseases
Lung Diseases
Pancreatic Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Therapeutic Uses

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on March 30, 2015