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Comparison of Two Treatment Regimens to Reduce PA Infection in Children With Cystic Fibrosis (EPIC)

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00097773
First Posted: December 1, 2004
Last Update Posted: February 28, 2014
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Collaborators:
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics
CF Therapeutics Development Network Coordinating Center
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Bonnie Ramsey, Seattle Children's Hospital
Results First Submitted: June 11, 2013  
Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized;   Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment;   Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor);   Primary Purpose: Prevention
Conditions: Cystic Fibrosis
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Interventions: Drug: Tobramycin solution for inhalation (TOBI)
Drug: Oral placebo
Drug: Oral ciprofloxacin

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  Baseline Characteristics
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Population Description
Explanation of how the number of participants for analysis was determined. Includes whether analysis was per protocol, intention to treat, or another method. Also provides relevant details such as imputation technique, as appropriate.
Intent to Treat

Reporting Groups
  Description
Cycled TIS w/Placebo TOBI and oral placebo for six consecutive quarterly cycles
Cycled TIS w/Cipro TOBI and oral ciprofloxacin for six consecutive quarterly cycles
Culture-Based TIS w/Placebo TOBI and oral placebo administered only when quarterly respiratory cultures are found positive for Pseudomonas aeruginosa (Pa)
Culture-Based TIS w/Cipro TOBI and oral ciprofloxacin administered only when quarterly respiratory cultures are found positive for Pseudomonas aeruginosa (Pa)
Total Total of all reporting groups

Baseline Measures
   Cycled TIS w/Placebo   Cycled TIS w/Cipro   Culture-Based TIS w/Placebo   Culture-Based TIS w/Cipro   Total 
Overall Participants Analyzed 
[Units: Participants]
 76   76   76   76   304 
Age 
[Units: Participants]
         
<=18 years   76   76   76   76   304 
Between 18 and 65 years   0   0   0   0   0 
>=65 years   0   0   0   0   0 
Age 
[Units: Years]
Mean (Standard Deviation)
 5.8  (3.43)   5.9  (3.28)   6.0  (3.74)   5.0  (3.58)   5.7  (3.51) 
Gender 
[Units: Participants]
         
Female   45   32   40   37   154 
Male   31   44   36   39   150 
Region of Enrollment 
[Units: Participants]
         
United States   76   76   76   76   304 


  Outcome Measures
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1.  Primary:   Number of Participants With a Pulmonary Exacerbation Requiring IV Antibiotics or Hospitalization   [ Time Frame: Measured over the 18 month study ]

2.  Secondary:   Proportion of Participants With a Pa Positive Culture   [ Time Frame: Week 10 (after initial treatment course for Pa) through Month 18 ]

3.  Secondary:   Number of Participants With a Pulmonary Exacerbation Requiring Oral, Inhaled, or Oral Antibiotics   [ Time Frame: Measured over the 18 month time period ]


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  Limitations and Caveats
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Limitations of the study, such as early termination leading to small numbers of participants analyzed and technical problems with measurement leading to unreliable or uninterpretable data
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