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Sublingual Immunotherapy With House Dust Mite Extract in Asthmatic Children

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified July 2004 by National Taiwan University Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
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National Taiwan University Hospital Identifier:
First received: September 12, 2005
Last updated: November 2, 2005
Last verified: July 2004

Asthma, the airway inflammatory disorder, is an important chronic disease in children. About 10~15% children are bothered with this. Allergens, such as house-dust mites (HDM), animal dander (i.e. cats and dogs), and seasonal pollens, are often implicated as causative and triggering factors of respiratory attacks in children with asthma. Among them, mites are the most common indoor allergen associated with asthma worldwide.

It appears that SLIT is somewhat effective and safe. However, on the current evidence, further studies are needed to define the indications, the duration of treatment and therapeutic optimal dose of standardized allergen extracts in relation to efficacy and side effects before it is recommended for routine clinical use. The objective of the present study was to investigate the effects and safety of StaloralTM, the standardized extracts of D. pt. and D. f., in asthmatic children allergic to HDM.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: Staloral TM
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Efficacy and Safety of Sublingual Immunotherapy With House Dust Mite Extract in Asthmatic Children: A Double-Blind, Randomized, and Placebo-Controlled Study

Further study details as provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change of asthmatic scores from baseline

Estimated Enrollment: 100

Ages Eligible for Study:   5 Years to 15 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients aged between 5 to 15 years; either sex· Patients with asthma at least one year of clinical history and with sensitization to domestic mites, the skin (prick test) tested positive to D. pt. and D. f. showing wheal ³ 5mm, and with specific D. pt. IgE rate ³ Class 4+ when tested by CAP System· Patients with at least 1-year history of mild to moderate of severity of asthma [Steps 2 and 3 GINA (global initiative for asthma)]A) Mild persistent asthma (Step 2 GINA), characterized by - Symptoms: > 2 times per week but < 1 time per day- Exacerbations: Affect activity and sleep - Night-time asthma symptom: > 2 times per month- PEF (peak expiratory flow) or FEV1 (forced expiratory volume in the first second)- ³ 80% predicted- variability 20-30%B) Moderate persistent asthma (Step 3 GINA), characterized by- Symptoms: Daily- Exacerbations: Affect activity and sleep- Night-time asthma symptom: > 1 time per week- PEF or FEV1 - 60 < but < 80% predicted- variability > 30%Reversibility of PEFR (peak expiratory flow rate) ³ 15% after inhaled b2-agonists· Patients or parents who have given informed consent· Patients with a FEV1 greater than 70% of predicted· Patients without hypersensitivity to any other airborne allergens in the standardized prick test panel except house dust mites

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Perennial allergenic asthma and co-sensitization to Cockroach, Alternaria or Cladosporium, dog and/or cat dander and seasonal asthma due to pollens. The co-sensitization involved are established by: - Pertinent clinical history- Positive skin prick test (wheal ³5mm)- Specific IgE rate ³2+ (tested by CAP)· Patients have been treated by subcutaneous immunotherapy with D. pt. and D. f. mites in the past 2 years· Patients with contraindication to specific-allergen immunotherapy, such as immunodepression, autoimmune diseases, progressive nephropathy and malignancy of any system· Patients with peptic ulcers, reflux-esophagitis and other conditions such as ulcer/erosion proved by upper gastroenteric endoscopy or the history of upper gastroenteric tract bleeding· Patients with anatomical abnormality of upper respiratory tracts· Patients with atopic dermatitis · Patients participating in other clinical trials within the past 3 months prior to the study· Patients with any form administration of immunotherapy in previous years or ongoing· Patients with a history of cardiovascular, psychotic or other medical or immunologic diseases· Patients with other active pulmonary diseases such as tuberculosis, pneumonia or pulmonary edema· Patients who were treated with oral or parenteral corticosteroids (more than 15 consecutive days), depot steroids, inhaled corticosteroids in a dosage greater than 1000 mg/day (beclomethasone dipropionate), inhaled b2-agonists more than four times daily and/or oral b2-agonists or methylxanthines· Female patients who are pregnant, nursing or childbearing potential are not included.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00172341

Contact: Li-Chieh Wang, MD 886-2-23123456 ext 5127

Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
Principal Investigator: Li-Chieh Wang, MD National Taiwan University Hospital
  More Information Identifier: NCT00172341     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 930309
Study First Received: September 12, 2005
Last Updated: November 2, 2005 processed this record on April 25, 2017