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HRT Versus Etidronate for Osteoporosis and Fractures in Asthmatics Receiving Glucocorticoids.

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First received: September 13, 2006
Last updated: NA
Last verified: September 2006
History: No changes posted

September 13, 2006
September 13, 2006
August 1992
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New symptomatic fractures, new or worsening morphometric fractures of the throaco-lumbar spine, and changes in bone mineral density.
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Unwanted effects
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HRT Versus Etidronate for Osteoporosis and Fractures in Asthmatics Receiving Glucocorticoids.
HRT and/or Etidronate in the Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis and Fractures in Post-Menopausal Patients With Asthma Receiving Long-Term Oral and/or Inhaled Glucocorticoids:a Randomised Factorial Trial
To determine and compare the effects of Hormone replacement therapy (HRT), etidronate, HRT plus etidronate and no treatment over 5 years in the prevention and treatment of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis and fractures in post-menopausal women with asthma.
Multicentre trial involving 13 hospitals in United Kingdom, with patients entered by 17 Consultant Chest Physicians. Consenting patients were randomised in a central office to either HRT, etidronate, HRT plus etidronate or no treatment. Information on the progress of the patients was requested by the co-ordinating office annually for 5 years after entry to the trial. Outcomes were measured as new symptomatic fractures,new or worsening morphometric fractures of the thoraco-lumbar spine and changes in bone mineral density.
Phase 4
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Drug: Hormone Replacement Therapy and Etidronate
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Campbell IA, Douglas JG, Francis RM, Prescott RJ, Reid DM; Research Committee of the British Thoracic Society.. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) or etidronate for osteoporosis in postmenopausal asthmatics on glucocorticoids: a randomised factorial trial. Scott Med J. 2009 Feb;54(1):21-5.

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October 2000
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Postmenopausal, asthmatic outpatients under 60 years of age on long-term oral or inhaled glucocorticoid treatment for at least one year.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Hysterectomy, history of breast or endometrial cancer, undiagnosed pelvic or breast mass, untreated hypertension.
Sexes Eligible for Study: Female
up to 59 Years   (Child, Adult)
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United Kingdom
BTS HRT and Etidronate Study
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British Thoracic Society
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Study Director: Roger M Francis, MD School of Clinical Medical Studies University of Newcastle, UK.
British Thoracic Society
September 2006

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