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Inhaled Iloprost (Ventavis): Efficacy, Safety, and Pharmacokinetics (PK) Confirmation Study (IBUKI)

This study has been completed.
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First received: November 8, 2011
Last updated: March 30, 2017
Last verified: March 2017
This study is to investigate the efficacy, safety, and Pharmacokinetics (PK) of Inhaled Iloprost (Ventavis) therapy in Japanese pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) patients in Main Treatment Phase (12 weeks) and to investigate the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of longterm Inhaled Iloprost (Ventavis) therapy in Japanese PAH patients in Extension Phase.

Condition Intervention Phase
Hypertension, Pulmonary Drug: Iloprost (Ventavis inhaled, BAYQ6256) Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multi-center, Non-randomized, Open Label, Single-arm Study to Evaluate the Efficacy, Safety, and Pharmacokinetics (PK) of BAY q 6256 (Iloprost) Inhalation in Patients With Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in Pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) from screening (baseline) to week 12 (after inhalation) [ Time Frame: At baseline and 12 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change of Pulmonary vascular resistance index (PVRI) from baseline to week 12 [ Time Frame: At baseline and 12 weeks ]
  • Change of mean of pulmonary artery pressure from baseline to week 12 [ Time Frame: At baseline and 12 weeks ]
  • Change of systolic pulmonary artery pressure from baseline to week 12 [ Time Frame: At baseline and 12 weeks ]
  • Change of diastolic pulmonary artery pressure from baseline to week 12 [ Time Frame: At baseline and 12 weeks ]

Enrollment: 27
Actual Study Start Date: June 19, 2012
Study Completion Date: December 14, 2016
Primary Completion Date: December 26, 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Arm 1 Drug: Iloprost (Ventavis inhaled, BAYQ6256)
2.5 μg or 5.0 μg BAYQ6256 per inhalation session (Inhalation session is to be conducted 6 to 9 times per day with dosing intervals of at least 2 hours.)


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or female subjects aged 18 to 75 years
  • Symptomatic Pulmonary Artery Hypertension (PAH) classified (Dana Point Classification 1)
  • New York Heart Association (NYHA)/World Health Organization (WHO) functional class III or IV
  • PAPmean at rest > 25 mm Hg, Pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (PCWP) or left ventricular end-diastolic pressure </= 15 mm Hg and Pulmonary Vascular resistance (PVR) >/= 240 (>/= 400 for patients treated with both endothelin receptor antagonist (ERA) and phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitor (PDE5i) ) as measured by Right Heart Catheter test
  • Women of childbearing potential and men must agree to use adequate contraception when sexually active

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Baseline 6-minute walk distance of less than 100 meters or more than 500 meters
  • Subjects with critical severe PAH
  • Forced Expiratory Volume in 1 second (FEV1)/Forced Vital Capacity (FVC) ratio < 60% and/or Total Lung Capacity (TLC) < 70% predicted (especially at interstitial lung disease, TLC < 60% predicted)
  • Clinically relevant obstructive lung disease (e.g. asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease )
  • More than mild patchy interstitial lung disease on High Resolution Computerized Tomography (HRCT)
  • History of left-sided heart disease
  • Uncontrolled systemic hypertension as evidenced by systolic blood pressure >/= 160 mm Hg or diastolic blood pressure >/= 100 mm Hg on repeated measurement
  • Systemic hypotension with systolic blood pressure < 85 mm Hg
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01469169

Nagoya, Aichi, Japan, 466-8560
Nagoya, Aichi, Japan, 467-8602
Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan, 830-0011
Asahikwa, Hokkaido, Japan, 078-8510
Kobe, Hyogo, Japan, 650-0017
Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan, 216-8511
Sendai, Miyagi, Japan, 980-8574
Tomigusuku, Okinawa, Japan, 901-0243
Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan, 113-8655
Chuoku, Tokyo, Japan, 104-8560
Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan, 181-8611
Ota-ku, Tokyo, Japan, 143-8541
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan, 160-8582
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan, 162-8655
Tanabe, Wakayama, Japan, 646-8558
Ube, Yamaguchi, Japan, 755-8505
Chiba, Japan, 260-8677
Tokushima, Japan, 770-8503
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Bayer Study Director Bayer
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Bayer Identifier: NCT01469169     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 15503
Study First Received: November 8, 2011
Last Updated: March 30, 2017

Keywords provided by Bayer:
Pulmonary Hypertension
Pulmonary Artery Hypertension
Japanese Patients

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hypertension, Pulmonary
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
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