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Telithromycin: in the Treatment of Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Bronchitis in Adult Outpatients With COPD

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00538148
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 2, 2007
Last Update Posted : February 17, 2012
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Brief Summary:
Non-inferiority efficacy of telithromycin versus azithromycin

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Bronchitis, Chronic Drug: Telithromycin Phase 4

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 668 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multicenter, Multinational, Randomized, DB Controlled Study of the Efficacy & Safety of Oral Telithromycin 800 mg Once QD for 5 Days vs Azithromycin in the Treatment of Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Bronchitis in Adult Outpatients With COPD.
Study Start Date : November 2002
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2004
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2004

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Principal efficacy criterion: clinical outcome - Main secondary efficacy criteria: - Bacteriological response at TOC visit; - Time to relapse up to 6 months after inclusion. [ Time Frame: At TOC visit (Day 17-Day 21). ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   45 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult outpatients, either sex, aged 45 years or older.
  • Patients with a documented history of chronic bronchitis with a basal FEV1 <70% and >35% made in the previous 12 months and who had had at least one or more AEBC in the previous year and with FEV1/FVC <70% (lung function tests made in the previous 12 months).
  • Patients with a clinical diagnosis of acute exacerbation of chronic bronchitis presumably due to bacterial infection based on all of the following signs and symptoms of AECB: increased sputum purulence, and at least 1 of the 2 following signs and symptoms (increased dyspnea, increased sputum volume).
  • Patients with negative chest radiography (posterior/anterior and lateral views) to rule out a pneumonia within 48 hours before initiation of study medication or at the latest 24 hours after initiation of study medication (it was necessary to not include patients with pneumonia associated with AECB).
  • Patients with sputum specimens collected at inclusion for gram stain and bacteriological culture.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00538148

Sponsors and Collaborators
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Study Director: Clinical Sciences & Operations Sanofi
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Responsible Party: Sanofi Identifier: NCT00538148    
Other Study ID Numbers: HMR3647A_4014
First Posted: October 2, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 17, 2012
Last Verified: February 2012
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Bronchitis, Chronic
Acute Disease
Respiratory Tract Infections
Bronchial Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Lung Diseases
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents