Treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension Associated COPD With Inhaled Treprostinil-1 (TAPIT-1)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 1, 2013
Last Update Posted : July 20, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Colorado, Denver

Brief Summary:
An Open Label, Pilot Study Testing the Safety and Efficacy of Inhaled Treprostinil (Tyvaso®) in the Treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) Associated with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Pulmonary Hypertension COPD Drug: Inhaled Treprostinil Therapy Phase 1

Detailed Description:
This is a pilot study of 10 patients that have COPD-PH. Primary outcome measure is to see if this drug is safe for this patient population and the secondary measure is to see if the drug improves patient functional capacity.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 10 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: TAPIT-1: Treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension Associated COPD With Inhaled Treprostinil-1
Study Start Date : December 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2016

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Treprostinil
Inhaled prostanoid therapy with Treprostinil
Drug: Inhaled Treprostinil Therapy
Treprostinil: Inhaled prostanoid therapy
Other Name: Tyvaso ®

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. To assess the safety of Tyvaso ® as assessed by changes or stability of acute oxygenation (pulse oximetry) and spirometry (FEV1). [ Time Frame: This is a 4 week trial ]
    A 4-Week, Open Label Study Testing the Safety of Inhaled Treprostinil (Tyvaso®) in the Treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) Associated with Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (COPD) (PH-COPD)

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. New York Heart Association (NYHA) functional class [ Time Frame: Change in New York Heart Association (NYHA) functional class assessed at baseline and at week 4. ]
    A change in functional class is assessed as improvement or deterioration in the patient's functional status

  2. Six minute walk distance [ Time Frame: Change from baseline in 6 minute walk distance at 4 weeks ]
    A change in how far the subject can walk in 6 minutes will be measured at baseline and compared to how far the subject can walk in 6 minutes at week 4.

  3. Clinical Worsening [ Time Frame: From the time of randomization to until the subject discontinues from study for any cause, assessed up to 4 weeks ]
    Clinical worsening is described as Death, hospitalization (all cause)and COPD exacerbations (worsening of respiratory symptoms which require treatment with oral corticosteroids, antibiotics or both).

  4. Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells (PBMC) phagocytic index (PI) and PBMC gene expression [ Time Frame: Change from baseline in PBMC PI and PBMC gene expression at 4 weeks ]

    The phagocytic index is the average number of bacteria ingested per phagocyte in an incubated mixture of bacteria, phagocytes, and blood serum. We will also be looking a a change in gene expression of these (PBMC) cells.

  5. St. George's Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) questionnaire [ Time Frame: change from baseline in the St. George's respiratory questionnaire at 4 weeks ]
    The St. George's questionnaire is a quality of life questionnaire completed by the subject at baseline and at week 4.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   30 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria: must have:

  • be between the ages of 30 and 80
  • have a clinical diagnosis of Gold stage 2 to 4 COPD
  • have a diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension established by a historic right heart catheterization
  • a minimum weight of 45 Kg
  • minimum systolic blood pressure of >90 mmHg
  • be able to perform a six minute walk test
  • be able to maintain a oxygen saturation >88% at rest (with or without oxygen)
  • be treated with background therapy for COPD for a minimum of 1 month prior to consideration of enrollment.
  • be competent to understand the information given in the Institutional Review Board (IRB) or Independent Ethics Committee (IEC) approved Informed Consent Form and must sign the form prior to the initiation of any study procedure.

Exclusion Criteria. Cannot have or be:

  • The presence of pulmonary venous hypertension defined by a historical right heart catheterization
  • Gold Stage I COPD
  • documented left ventricular dysfunction as measured by echocardiography
  • pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Recipient of a lung transplant
  • received chronic prostanoid therapy for pulmonary hypertension within 4 weeks prior to the screening appointment
  • A requirement of greater than 9 l/min of O2 to maintain oxygen saturations greater than 88% at rest
  • No other serious medical conditions

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01758744

United States, Colorado
University of Colorado Denver
Aurora, Colorado, United States, 80045
United States, Florida
University of Florida College of Medicine
Jacksonville, Florida, United States, 32209
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Colorado, Denver
Principal Investigator: Todd M. Bull, M.D. University of Colorado, Denver

Responsible Party: University of Colorado, Denver Identifier: NCT01758744     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 12-0560
First Posted: January 1, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 20, 2016
Last Verified: July 2016

Keywords provided by University of Colorado, Denver:
COPD associated Pulmonary Hypertension
COPD and Pulmonary Hypertension

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