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A Study to Access Safety and Efficacy of Nebulized Tobramycin in Patients With Bronchiectasis

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01677403
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified December 2012 by Qi Qian, Shandong University.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : September 3, 2012
Last Update Posted : December 5, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Qi Qian, Shandong University

Brief Summary:
This is a study to evaluate the efficacy,indications,adverse reactions and resistance of combined administration of nebulized tobramycin compared with systemic administration alone in patients with Bronchiectasis in acute exacerbation of Bronchiectasis.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Bronchiectasis Drug: Tobramycin Drug: Saline Phase 4

Detailed Description:

Bronchiectasis is a chronic disorder of the major bronchi and bronchioles characterized by permanent dilation, microbial infection, a persistent inflammatory response with the release of immune mediators and microbial toxins leading to destruction. The origin of bronchiectasis varies, but the presence of microbial infection and a persistent inflammatory response is typical of the disease. The chronic nature of the infection and the associated considerable morbidity provides the rationale for using aerosolized antibiotics for the treatment of bronchiectasis patients.

This is a study of safety and efficacy of combined administration of nebulized tobramycin compared with systemic administration alone in patients with Bronchiectasis in acute exacerbation of Bronchiectasis. Study subjects will be randomized to receive either study drug or placebo by inhalation via a nebulizer. Each subject will complete 14 days of daily dosing.

Clinical laboratory parameters,clinical adverse events and pulmonary function will be evaluated for all study subjects in order to determine the qualitative and quantitative safety and efficacy of nebulized tobramycin.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 120 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized,Controlled Study to Evaluate the Efficacy,Indications,Adverse Reactions and Resistance of Combined Administration of Nebulized Tobramycin Compared With Systemic Administration Alone in Patients With Bronchiectasis
Study Start Date : August 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2014
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2014

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Nebulised Tobramycin
Nebulised Tobramycin
Drug: Tobramycin
Nebulised 80mg twice daily

Placebo Comparator: Nebulised 0.9% Saline
Nebulised 0.9% Saline
Drug: Saline
Nebulised 5mls 0.9% Saline twice daily

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. To evaluate change in density of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in sputum [ Time Frame: days 1,7,14 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. To evaluate chang in the amount of sputum [ Time Frame: days 1,7,14 ]
  2. To evaluate chang in patients' cough severity [ Time Frame: days 1,7,14 ]
  3. To evaluate change in pulmonary function [ Time Frame: days 1,7,14 ]

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Male or female study subjects ≥18 years of age and ≤80 years of age
  2. Confirmed diagnosis of idiopathic bronchiectasis or postinfectious bronchiectasis
  3. Confirmation of infection with P. aeruginosa at screening
  4. Are sensitive to Tobramycin
  5. Acute exacerbation of bronchiectasis -

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Bronchiectasis due to special causes.
  2. Smokers.
  3. Are associated with bronchial asthma.
  4. Have any serious or active medical or psychiatric illness.
  5. Are not tolerant to nebulised tobramycin
  6. FEV1.0 reduces ≥ 15% after inhaling tobramycin. -

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01677403

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Contact: Qi

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China, Shandong
Shandong University Recruiting
Jinan, Shandong, China, 250100
Sponsors and Collaborators
Shandong University

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Responsible Party: Qi Qian, Principal Investigator, Shandong University Identifier: NCT01677403    
Other Study ID Numbers: qlhqiqian
QL ( Registry Identifier: QQian )
First Posted: September 3, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 5, 2012
Last Verified: December 2012
Keywords provided by Qi Qian, Shandong University:
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Bronchial Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents