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Antibiotics in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) (TAExaCOP)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00952861
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (Stopped due to poor recruitment)
First Posted : August 6, 2009
Last Update Posted : August 11, 2010
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July 24, 2009
August 6, 2009
August 11, 2010
October 2009
October 2010   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
6 minutes walking distance [ Time Frame: Day 14 ]
Same as current
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Time to next episode of acute exacerbation [ Time Frame: Days 14, 30, 90 and 180 ]
Same as current
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Antibiotics in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Antibiotic Treatment of Patients Admitted to Hospital With Acute Exacerbation of COPD. Effect of 1 Day of Antibiotic Therapy Compared to 6 Days of Therapy in Patients Who Are Stable After 24 Hours
It is not clear whether antibiotic therapy is needed in patients with mild to moderate exacerbation of chronic obstructive lung disease. The aim of the study is to compare the effect of 1 day of treatment with 6 days of treatment in patients who are admitted to hospital and being clinical stable (as judged by their physician) 24 hours after hospitalization
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Phase 4
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
  • Drug: Doxycycline
    200 mg QD in 5 days
  • Drug: Placebo (matching)
    Placebo QD i 5 days
  • Active Comparator: Doxycycline
    Doxycycline 200 mg QD in 5 days
    Intervention: Drug: Doxycycline
  • Placebo Comparator: Placebo
    Matching placebo QD i 5 days
    Intervention: Drug: Placebo (matching)
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December 2010
October 2010   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age above 50 years
  • History of smoking
  • History of COPD
  • Antibiotics for 24 hours
  • At least 2 of the following: dyspnoea, coughing with sputum, and sputum with purulence
  • Informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pneumonia
  • Antibiotics for more than 36 hours
  • Antibiotics for other infection
  • Prednisolone, more than 0.5 mg/kg body weight/24 hours for more than 3 days
  • Malignancy
  • Other pulmonary disease
  • Immune deficiency
  • Not able to tolerate doxycycline
  • Severe heart, liver or kidney disease
  • Epilepsia
  • Not stable 24 hours after hospital admission
  • Need for assisted ventilation
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
50 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
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Court Pedersen / professor, Department of Infectious Diseases, Odense University Hospital
Odense University Hospital
  • Kolding Sygehus
  • Svendborg Hospital
  • Fredericia Hospital
  • Naestved Hospital
  • Hillerod Hospital, Denmark
  • Region Syddanmark
  • Danmarks Lungeforening
  • Danish National Research Foundation
Study Chair: Court Pedersen, MD Odense University Hospital
Odense University Hospital
June 2010

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