Prevention of CF Exacerbation in Childhood: PREVEC Study (PREVEC)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 16, 2010
Last Update Posted : July 17, 2015
Chiesie Pharmaceuticals B.V.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Maastricht University Medical Center

Brief Summary:
Pulmonary exacerbations of CF are an important cause for the experienced disability of patients, respiratory symptoms, and decreases in lungfunction, which require antibiotic therapy at home or in the hospital. Therefore, prevention of exacerbations in CF is important. The aim of this study was to assess the predictive properties of inflammatory markers in exhaled breath for pulmonary exacerbations in children with CF. In addition the reliability of home monitor assessments of symptoms and lungfunction was investigated.

Condition or disease
Cystic Fibrosis Children Exhaled Breath Condensate Non-invasive Inflammatory Markers Volatile Organic Compounds Home Monitoring Quality of Life

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 49 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Prevention of CF Exacerbation in Childhood (PREVEC): Early Recognition of Inflammation by Non-invasive Biomarkers in Exhaled Breath (Condensate)
Study Start Date : October 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2013
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2014

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Children with Cystic Fibrosis, care as usual
Treatment according to the Dutch Central Guidance Committee (CBO) guidelines for CF. Assessments: home monitoring, symptoms, lung function, quality of life and diagnostic assessments of non-invasive inflammatory markers in exhaled air and exhaled breath condensate.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of exacerbations [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    Definition of an exacerbation according to Treggiari MM et al.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Quality of life [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    Quality of life questionnaire

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Ages Eligible for Study:   5 Years to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Children with Cystic Fibrosis

Inclusion Criteria:

  • CF disease is defined as the combination of:

    1. characteristic clinical features (persistent pulmonary symptoms, meconium ileus, failure to thrive, steatorrhoea);
    2. and/or abnormal sweat test (Chloride > 60mM);
    3. and/or two CF mutations.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. cardiac abnormalities;
  2. mental retardation;
  3. no technical satisfactory performance of measurements;
  4. on the waiting list for lung transplantation;
  5. non-compliance with the home-assessments;
  6. patients with Burkholderia Cepacia;
  7. participation in another intervention trial.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01241890

Academic Medical Centre
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Maastricht University Medical Centre
Maastricht, Netherlands
University Medical Centre
Utrecht, Netherlands
Sponsors and Collaborators
Maastricht University Medical Center
Chiesie Pharmaceuticals B.V.
Principal Investigator: E Dompeling, PhD MD Maastricht University Medical Centre

Responsible Party: Maastricht University Medical Center Identifier: NCT01241890     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MEC 11-3-111
First Posted: November 16, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 17, 2015
Last Verified: July 2015

Keywords provided by Maastricht University Medical Center:
Cystic Fibrosis
Exhaled Breath Condensate
Non-invasive Inflammatory Markers
Volatile Organic Compounds
Home monitoring
Quality of life

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cystic Fibrosis
Pathologic Processes
Pancreatic Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Infant, Newborn, Diseases