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Hypertonic Saline (6%) Versus Isotonic Saline (0.9%) in Bronchiectasis

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 January 2010 by Belfast Health and Social Care Trust.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Information provided by:
Belfast Health and Social Care Trust Identifier:
First received: April 27, 2010
Last updated: NA
Last verified: January 2010
History: No changes posted
The investigators hypothesise that nebulised hypertonic saline (6%) will increase the volume of sputum expectorated over a 24 hour period compared to nebulised isotonic saline (0.9%) in patients with mild to severe stable bronchiectasis.

Condition Intervention Phase
Bronchiectasis Other: Hypertonic saline Other: Isotonic saline Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomised Double Blind 13 Week Crossover Trial of Hypertonic Saline (6%) Versus Isotonic Saline (0.9%) in Patients With Bronchiectasis.

Further study details as provided by Belfast Health and Social Care Trust:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • 24 hour sputum volume [ Time Frame: 13 weeks ]
    24 hour volume sputum

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Pulmonary Function Testing [ Time Frame: 13 weeks ]
    Spirometry (FEV1 and FVC) will assess the side effects using HTS.

  • Rheology [ Time Frame: 13 weeks ]
    Rheology is the measurement of the viscosity and elasticity of sputum (viscoelasticity) and also the thread forming ability of mucus (spinnibility). Rheology will assess the extent to which HTS effect the viscosity of secretions and rehydrates secretions by drawing water into the mucus via osmosis.

  • Adherence [ Time Frame: 13 weeks ]
    All used and unused vials of the study drug shall be counted. The researcher will review the returned vials (used and unused) along with the patient diary cards, which record information regarding airway clearance and administration of study drug.

  • Patient Reported Outcomes RSSQ [ Time Frame: 13 weeks ]
    RSSQ: a signs and symptoms questionnaire used in clinical trials in order to diagnose an exacerbation.

  • Patient Reported Outcome: Leicester Cough Questionnaire: [ Time Frame: 13 weeks ]

    Leicester Cough Questionnaire: a valid and reliable health status measure for adults with chronic cough

    Quality of Life Questionnaire Bronchiectasis (QOL-B), a tool used to evaluate quality of life in patients with bronchiectasis.

  • Bronchiectasis Qol Questionnaire [ Time Frame: 13 weeks ]
    Bronchiectasis Qol Questionnaire is a disease specific questionnaire developed to assess disease specific QOL in Bronchiectasis

Estimated Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: January 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Other: Hypertonic saline

    Hypertonic saline (6%) nebulised twice a day for 4 weeks.

    (Randomised crossover trial)

    Other: Isotonic saline
    Isotonic Saline (0.9%) nebulised twice a day for 4 weeks.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Non CF Bronchiectasis
  • 18-80 years
  • FEV1 less than 90%
  • Chronic sputum production
  • Clinical stable

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Intolerance to HTS
  • Use of HTSaline or antibiotics 14 days prior to study
  • Clinically unstable
  • Smokers
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01112410

United Kingdom
Belfast HSCT Recruiting
Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, BT9 7AB
Contact: Judy Bradley, PHD    +44 28 90329241 ext 2719   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Belfast Health and Social Care Trust
  More Information

Responsible Party: Dr Judy Bradley, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust Identifier: NCT01112410     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 09023JB-OPMS
Study First Received: April 27, 2010
Last Updated: April 27, 2010

Keywords provided by Belfast Health and Social Care Trust:
Hypertonic saline

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Bronchial Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases processed this record on September 21, 2017