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Chronic Pulmonary Aspergillosis and Ambisome Aerosol With Itraconazole

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03656081
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : September 4, 2018
Last Update Posted : March 17, 2023
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Poitiers University Hospital

Brief Summary:

This study compares the therapeutic (clinical and radiological) efficacy of a six-month treatment by itraconazole and nebulised Ambisome® (liposomal amphotericin B = LAmB) versus treatment by itraconazole alone, in non - or mildly - immunocompromised patients affected by Chronic Pulmonary Aspergillosis (single aspergilloma excluded).

• Control arm: Itraconazole 200 mg x 2/day associated with inactive nebulised treatment twice a week during 24 weeks.

• Experimental arm: Itraconazole 200 mg x 2/day associated with nebulised LAmB, at 25 mg twice a week during 24 weeks.

Follow up duration for the patients will be 24 months (12 months minimum) after discontinuation of the treatment being studied.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Chronic Pulmonary Aspergillosis Drug: inhaled Ambisome® Drug: inhaled placebo Drug: Itraconazole Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 224 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Therapeutic Efficacy Comparison of a Six-month Treatment by Itraconazole and Nebulised Ambisome® Versus Treatment by Itraconazole Alone in Non- or Mildly- Immunocompromised Patients With Chronic Pulmonary Aspergillosis: a Prospective, Randomized, Single Blind Study, (Single Aspergilloma Excluded)
Actual Study Start Date : December 19, 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date : June 2027
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2029

Arm Intervention/treatment
Placebo Comparator: Itraconazole & inhaled placebo
Itraconazole 200 mg x 2/day associated with inactive nebulised treatment (isotonic saline) twice a week during 24 weeks.
Drug: inhaled placebo
inhaled isotonic saline
Other Name: placebo (for Ambisome®)

Drug: Itraconazole
Itraconazole tablet
Other Name: Sporanox®

Experimental: Itraconazole & inhaled Ambisome®
Itraconazole 200 mg x 2/day associated with inhaled liposomal amphotericin B (Ambisome®) at 25 mg twice a week during 24 weeks
Drug: inhaled Ambisome®
inhaled liposomal amphotericin B = inhaled LAmB

Drug: Itraconazole
Itraconazole tablet
Other Name: Sporanox®

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Composite efficacy criterion defined by the association of clinical improvement/stability and radiological improvement evaluated at 6 months [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

    • Clinical improvement or stability is evaluated using the Respiratory Symptom Score based on 6 items (cough, expectoration, dyspnea, hemoptysis, chest pain, and nocturnal awakening ) quoted with a 10 cm visual analogical scale).

    Stability is defined by a score variation between -25 and +25%, while improvement is defined by a decrease in score greater than 25%.

    • Radiological improvement is based on the analysis of CT-scan parameters (a committee consisting on two chest radiologists wil perform centrally and parallel analyses of each CT-scan blinded to the study treatment allocation to reach a final decision by consensus)

    The radiological improvement (binary variable) is defined by a consensual score based on the evolution of the various radiological parameters (cavity, fungus ball, alveolar condensation, nodules) according to validated thresholds.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. major events during follow-up period [ Time Frame: month 6 to month 30 ]
  2. relapse [ Time Frame: month 6 to month 30 ]
  3. mycological response [ Time Frame: after 3 months and 6 months ]

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

Inclusion Criteria:

All adult patients affected with Chronic Pulmonary Aspergillosis (CPA) "de novo" or in relapse (without any history of resistance to itraconazole) combining the following criteria are eligible:

  1. Patient with an Aspergillus bronchopulmonary infection, be it cavitary, fibrotic, necrotizing (SIA/Semi Invasive Aspergillosis) or nodular and documented by compatible thoracic CT-scan images ;
  2. Associated with one of the following criteria:

    • positive detection of anti-Aspergillus IgG and/or precipitating anti-aspergillus antibodies, according to the positivity threshold of the laboratory performing the technique,
    • positive direct examination of Aspergillus or positive culture, from bronchopulmonary samples (expectoration or endoscopic aspiration),
    • revealing aspergillar hyphae/filaments on histological samples
  3. Men or women age ≥ 18 years;
  4. For the women of childbearing age: women having a negative serum pregnancy test, having a contraception highly effective and accepting to pursue it during at least the first 12 months of the study;
  5. Patient legally free and not subject to any custody, guardianship, tutelage or subordination measures;
  6. Participants must be affiliated to France's Health Care Regime (" Sécurité Sociale ");
  7. Free and informed consent signed by each participating patient.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. - Patient affected with single aspergilloma
  2. - Patient presenting a contraindication to itraconazole (including all contraindicated co-administrated medications as listed in the itraconazole SmPc, including notably medications with potential to prolong theQT interval)
  3. - Patient presenting a contraindication to voriconazole or posaconazole (including all contraindicated coadministrated medications as listed in the SmPc)
  4. - Intolerance to beta2-agonists
  5. - Notion of relapse with isolation of an Aspergillus resistant to itraconazole
  6. - History of hypersensitivity reaction to liposomal amphotericin B or to itraconazole or to any other constituent
  7. - Patient having presented complications related to a previous treatment by nebulised LAmB
  8. - Patient received an oral (excepted oral Amphotericin B), parenteral or intra-cavity antifungal treatment within the last 2 months
  9. - Severe renal failure (clearance <30 ml / min).
  10. - Hepatic failure with transaminase and alkaline phosphatase values > 5 times normal
  11. - Significant abnormality of the blood cell and platelet counts (at the discretion of the investigator)
  12. - Concomitant use of one or several of treatments contra-indicated with the experimental or non-experimental treatment
  13. - Ventricular dysfunction such as congestive cardiac failure or history of congestive cardiac failure or patients with risk(s) factors of cardiac arrhythmia or symptomatic arrhythmia with a prolongation of the corrected QT interval > 450 msec in men and 470 msec in women or treated by medication known to prolong QT interval, or prolongation of the corrected QT interval > 450 msec in men and 470 msec in women.
  14. - Invasive pulmonary Aspergillosis, Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis
  15. - Chronic Pulmonary Aspergillosis with indication for surgical intervention within 6 months from the start
  16. - Patients with Cystic Fibrosis
  17. - Immunocompromised patients
  18. - Threatening hemoptysis, with impossibility to defer surgical procedures (but patients contraindicated to surgery may be included after resolution of the hemoptysis)
  19. - Tuberculosis or progressive non-tuberculous mycobacteria
  20. - Respiratory infection aggravating the underlying CPA (patient may be included after eradication of infection)
  21. - Patient refusing to participate
  22. - Protected majors in the meaning of the law, non affiliated persons or with no social security scheme, persons deprived of liberty by a judicial or administrative decision, persons staying in a health or social institution, adults under legal protection, and finally patients in emergencies.
  23. - Patient in exclusion period following participation in another interventional study evaluating antifungals or medicines
  24. - Women at age to procreate and not using highly effective contraception, pregnant or breastfeeding women

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03656081

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Contact: Marie Bonnin +33 5 49 44 33 17 marie.bonnin@chu-poitiers.fr

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CHU Poitiers Recruiting
Poitiers, France, 86000
Contact: Laurent Vinet    +33549443668    laurent.vinet@chu-poitiers.fr   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Poitiers University Hospital
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Principal Investigator: Cendrine GODET, MD Bichat Hospital, AP-HP
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Responsible Party: Poitiers University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03656081    
Other Study ID Numbers: CPAAARI
First Posted: September 4, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 17, 2023
Last Verified: March 2023

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Pulmonary Aspergillosis
Lung Diseases, Fungal
Lung Diseases
Bacterial Infections and Mycoses
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Liposomal amphotericin B
Amphotericin B
Antifungal Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
14-alpha Demethylase Inhibitors
Cytochrome P-450 Enzyme Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Steroid Synthesis Inhibitors
Hormone Antagonists
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Cytochrome P-450 CYP3A Inhibitors
Antiprotozoal Agents
Antiparasitic Agents
Anti-Bacterial Agents