Efficacy and Safety of Oral Bosentan in Pulmonary Fibrosis Associated With Scleroderma
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Clinical and experimental studies suggest that bosentan could delay the progression of interstitial lung disease (ILD) associated with systemic sclerosis (SSc), a condition for which no established efficacious treatment is available. The present trial investigates a possible use of oral bosentan, which is currently approved for the treatment of symptoms of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) WHO Class III and IV, to a new category of patients suffering from ILD associated with SSc.
A Double-blind, Randomized, Placebo-controlled, Multicenter Study to Assess the Efficacy, Safety and Tolerability of Bosentan in Patients With Interstitial Lung Disease Associated With Systemic Sclerosis
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Main inclusion criteria:
Systemic Sclerosis diffuse or limited
Significant Interstitial Lung Disease on HRCTscan
DLco < 80% predicted
Dyspnea on exertion
Walk not limited by musculoskeletal reasons
Main exclusion criteria:
Interstitial Lung Disease due to other conditions than SSc
End stage restrictive or obstructive lung disease
Severe cardiac or renal diseases
Significant pulmonary arterial hypertension
Smoker (> 5cig./day)
Treatment with immunosuppressive, antifibrotic drugs, high dose corticosteroids (within 4 weeks of randomization)