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Aerosol Inhalation Treatment for Dyspnea

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01440764
First Posted: September 27, 2011
Last Update Posted: June 14, 2017
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Collaborator:
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Robert Banzett, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  Purpose
The purpose of this protocol is to develop and test optimal delivery of aerosol furosemide, a treatment that has the potential to significantly improve symptom management and enhance the quality of care for patients with intractable dyspnea.

Condition Intervention Phase
Healthy Dyspnea Drug: Furosemide Drug: Saline Phase 1 Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: Aerosol Inhalation Treatment for Dyspnea

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Further study details as provided by Robert Banzett, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Subject Rating of Breathing Discomfort (Dyspnea) [ Time Frame: The breathing discomfort ratings were taken as an average of all ratings during runs before intervention and the first two runs after intervention. The 1st and 2nd post-runs began (on average) 12 minutes and 49 minute after intervention, respectively. ]
    Change in breathing discomfort (dyspnea) rating at benchmark PETCO2 using a visual analog scale. The change in breathing discomfort is expressed as units on a 0% to 100% continuous scale, where higher values represent more dyspnea. The change is represented as the rating of breathing discomfort after the intervention minus the rating of breathing discomfort before the intervention.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Multidimensional Dyspnea Profile [ Time Frame: Measured before intervention ]
    Characterization of subject's response to laboratory dyspnea model. Data are from a baseline pre-treatment test on the first drug or placebo treatment day for the subjects used in the main analysis. Subjects were asked to complete the MDP with reference to the last 30 sec of each run. To weigh subjects equally, we selected one run from each subject: the first run that terminated in a rating of overall breathing discomfort (A1) of 50 to 90% of full scale. The units of measurement are expressed as units on a 0 to 10 scale measuring intensity of a given quality, with higher values indicating greater intensity and 10 representing maximum perceived intensity.

  • Urine Output [ Time Frame: Cumulative urine output 1 hour after intervention ]
    Diuresis is an expected effect of furosemide. To the extent that aerosol furosemide is absorbed into the blood, diuresis is an expected 'side effect' of this treatment


Enrollment: 24
Study Start Date: September 2011
Study Completion Date: April 2017
Primary Completion Date: April 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: F(40), then Saline, then IV.F

On Test Day 1, participants received Aerosol Furosemide 40mg in 4ml saline by inhalation for 5-10 minutes.

On Test Day 2 (at least 24 hours after Test Day 1), participants received Aerosol Saline 4ml by inhalation for 5-10 minutes.

On Test Day 3 (at least 24 hours after Test Day 2), participants received Furosemide 15 mg diluted in 10 ml of saline by intravenous delivery for 5 minutes.

Drug: Furosemide
Other Name: Lasix
Drug: Saline
Experimental: IV.F, then F(40), then Saline

On Test Day 1, participants received Furosemide 15 mg diluted in 10 ml of saline by intravenous delivery for 5 minutes.

On Test Day 2 (at least 24 hours after Test Day 1), participants received Aerosol Furosemide 40mg in 4ml saline by inhalation for 5-10 minutes.

On Test Day 3 (at least 24 hours after Test Day 2), participants received Aerosol Saline 4ml by inhalation for 5-10 minutes.

Drug: Furosemide
Other Name: Lasix
Drug: Saline
Experimental: Saline, then F(40), then IV.F

On Test Day 1, participants received Aerosol Saline 4ml by inhalation for 5-10 minutes.

On Test Day 2 (at least 24 hours after Test Day 3), participants received Aerosol Furosemide 40mg in 4ml saline by inhalation for 5-10 minutes.

On Test Day 3 (at least 24 hours after Test Day 2), participants received Furosemide 15 mg diluted in 10 ml of saline by intravenous delivery for 5 minutes.

Drug: Furosemide
Other Name: Lasix
Drug: Saline
Experimental: F(80), then Saline, then Saline

On Test Day 1, participants received Aerosol Furosemide 80mg in 8ml saline by inhalation for 5-10 minutes.

On Test Day 2 (at least 24 hours after Test Day 1), participants received Aerosol Saline 8ml by inhalation for 5-10 minutes.

On Test Day 3 (at least 24 hours after Test Day 2), participants received Aerosol Saline 8ml by inhalation for 5-10 minutes.

Drug: Furosemide
Other Name: Lasix
Drug: Saline
Experimental: Saline, then F(80), then Saline

On Test Day 1, participants received Aerosol Saline 8ml by inhalation for 5-10 minutes.

On Test Day 2 (at least 24 hours after Test Day 1), participants received Aerosol Furosemide 80mg in 8ml saline by inhalation for 5-10 minutes.

On Test Day 3 (at least 24 hours after Test Day 2), participants received Aerosol Saline 8ml by inhalation for 5-10 minutes.

Drug: Furosemide
Other Name: Lasix
Drug: Saline
Experimental: Saline, then Saline, then F(80)

On Test Day 1, participants received Aerosol Saline 8ml by inhalation for 5-10 minutes.

On Test Day 2 (at least 24 hours after Test Day 1), participants received Aerosol Saline 8ml by inhalation for 5-10 minutes.

On Test Day 3 (at least 24 hours after Test Day 2), participants received Aerosol Furosemide 80mg in 8ml saline by inhalation for 5-10 minutes.

Drug: Furosemide
Other Name: Lasix
Drug: Saline

Detailed Description:
This is study of aerosol treatment in a laboratory model of dyspnea in healthy subjects. This study is the first in a series of studies that will include investigation of a second dose in the laboratory and investigation of the treatment effect in hospitalized patients with refractory dyspnea. The outcome of this first study will determine the details of protocol for the succeeding studies.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unstable heart or circulation disease
  • Stroke
  • Seizure disorder
  • Severe migraine headaches
  • Liver or kidney disease
  • Adrenal gland problem (Pheochromocytoma)
  • Nerve problems that may affect your breathing sensation
  • Brain cancer
  • Drug or alcohol problem
  • Systemic lupus erythematosis (SLE)
  • High levels of depression, panic disorder, or other significant mental health problems
  • Serious ongoing pain
  • Pregnant
  • Under 18 years old
  • Not Fluent in English
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01440764


Locations
United States, Massachusetts
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02215
Sponsors and Collaborators
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Robert B Banzett, PhD Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital
  More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: Robert Banzett, Associate Professor of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01440764     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2011-P-000027/1
R01NR012009 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Submitted: September 23, 2011
First Posted: September 27, 2011
Results First Submitted: April 11, 2017
Results First Posted: June 14, 2017
Last Update Posted: June 14, 2017
Last Verified: May 2017

Keywords provided by Robert Banzett, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center:
dyspnea
Laboratory model of dyspnea in healthy subjects

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Dyspnea
Respiration Disorders
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Signs and Symptoms, Respiratory
Signs and Symptoms
Furosemide
Diuretics
Natriuretic Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sodium Potassium Chloride Symporter Inhibitors
Membrane Transport Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action