Study of Long-Term Use of Proton-Pump-Inhibitors in General Practice
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
|First Received Date ICMJE||August 14, 2006|
|Last Updated Date||August 14, 2006|
|Start Date ICMJE||August 2006|
|Primary Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Current Primary Outcome Measures ICMJE
||Comparison of the effect of treatment in one week with esomeprazole and placebo measured as symptomscore in patientdiary.|
|Original Primary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Same as current|
|Change History||No Changes Posted|
|Current Secondary Outcome Measures ICMJE
|Original Secondary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Same as current|
|Current Other Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Original Other Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Brief Title ICMJE||Study of Long-Term Use of Proton-Pump-Inhibitors in General Practice|
|Official Title ICMJE||With-Drawal Study of Proton-Pump-Inhibitors in Patients From Primary Care Who Have Previously Been Treated on a Long-Term Basis|
|Brief Summary||The primary purpose of the study is to determine the effect of esomeprazole compared to placebo in patients from general practice who have previously been treated with proton-pump-inhibitors (PPI) and who have no upper endoscopic findings.|
The majority of patients with dyspepsia are treated in primary care with acid-suppressive therapy for shorter or longer periods of time on the assumption that the patients´ symptoms are related to the production of acid in the stomach.
In about half of the dyspeptic patients there is no structural or biochemical explanation for their symptoms. These patients suffer from functional dyspepsia.
Treatment with proton-pump-inhibitors is effective in treating patients with gastroesophageal refluxdisease or ulcers. It is however controversial if acid-suppressive treatment is effective in the large group of patients with functional dyspepsia. Previous studies have shown no or very modest effect with a very high placeboresponse rate of 40-50%.
In primary care patients with upper abdominal symptoms are often treated with PPI as a diagnostic tool. If the treatment is effective continued or repeated treatment with PPI is often favored. However some of the patients must experience the abovementioned placebo-effect. These patients may end up being treated with PPI long-term on uncertain indication.
We wish to investigate the consequences of withdrawing treatment with PPI in patients from general practice who have previously been treated long-term.
An upper endoscopy is performed in patients who experience upper abdominal symptoms after withdrawal of treatment.If the endoscopy is normal patients are randomised to 1 week treatment with either esomeprazole or placebo.
|Study Type ICMJE||Interventional|
|Study Phase||Phase 4|
|Study Design ICMJE||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Intervention ICMJE||Drug: esomeprazole|
|Study Arms||Not Provided|
|Publications *||Not Provided|
* Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
|Recruitment Status ICMJE||Unknown status|
|Estimated Completion Date||February 2008|
|Primary Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Eligibility Criteria ICMJE||
|Ages||18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)|
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers||No|
|Contacts ICMJE||Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects|
|Listed Location Countries ICMJE||Denmark|
|Removed Location Countries|
|NCT Number ICMJE||NCT00363701|
|Other Study ID Numbers ICMJE||001|
|Has Data Monitoring Committee||Not Provided|
|U.S. FDA-regulated Product||Not Provided|
|Plan to Share Data||Not Provided|
|IPD Description||Not Provided|
|Responsible Party||Not Provided|
|Study Sponsor ICMJE||Glostrup University Hospital, Copenhagen|
|Collaborators ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Information Provided By||Glostrup University Hospital, Copenhagen|
|Verification Date||August 2006|
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