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Propranolol Administration in Pediatric Patients With Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
(No participants enrolled)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Identifier:
First received: January 27, 2010
Last updated: November 19, 2013
Last verified: April 2012
Juvenile onset recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (JORRP) is a rare, difficult to treat, benign tumor of the pediatric airway. Current therapy is mainly surgical, but in a significant portion of patients adjuvant therapy is required to control the disease process. Although multiple adjuvant medical therapies have been tried, success has been limited. We have seen some success in a limited amount of patients using orally administered propranolol. Our goal is to enroll a larger cohort of patients to determine the effectiveness of propranolol as an adjuvant therapy for JORRP.

Condition Intervention Phase
Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis
Drug: Propranolol
Phase 2
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Propranolol Administration in Pediatric Patients With Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis

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Further study details as provided by Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Decreased number of surgeries [ Time Frame: 3 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Improved voice quality [ Time Frame: 3 months ]

Enrollment: 0
Study Start Date: January 2010
Study Completion Date: September 2010
Primary Completion Date: September 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Children treated with propranolol Drug: Propranolol
Propranolol 2mg/kg divided twice daily


Ages Eligible for Study:   1 Year to 10 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 1. Biopsy proven with appropriate Human Papilloma Virus typing Recurrent Respiratory Papilloma
  • 2. Child under age 10
  • 3. Informed consent and where appropriate informed assent
  • 4. Children who have undergone at least 4 documented surgical interventions in the past year.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Parental or child refusal to participate
  • Heart failure
  • Atrio-ventricular heart block
  • Cardiac anomalies
  • Low resting heart rate
  • Low resting blood pressure
  • Wolff-Parkinson White Syndrome
  • Unexplained syncope
  • Asthma or Reactive airway disease
  • Renal or liver failure
  • Expected long fasting periods, >12 hours
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Hypersensitivity to propranolol
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01058317

Sponsors and Collaborators
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Principal Investigator: Christopher Hartnick, MD Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
  More Information

Responsible Party: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Identifier: NCT01058317     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 09-10-104
Study First Received: January 27, 2010
Last Updated: November 19, 2013

Keywords provided by Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary:
respiratory, papilloma, pediatric, juvenile

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Respiratory Tract Infections
Papillomavirus Infections
Neoplasms, Squamous Cell
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Respiratory Tract Diseases
DNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Tumor Virus Infections
Adrenergic beta-Antagonists
Adrenergic Antagonists
Adrenergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents
Antihypertensive Agents
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