A Comparison of Two Therapeutic Strategies for the Treatment of Aspirin-associated Peptic Ulcers

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ping-I (William) Hsu, M.D., Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: May 11, 2011
Last updated: September 14, 2015
Last verified: September 2015
Esomeprazole plus aspirin compared with esomeprazole alone for the treatment of aspirin-related peptic ulcers.

Condition Intervention Phase
Peptic Ulcer
Drug: aspirin
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Comparison of Two Therapeutic Strategies for the Treatment of Aspirin-associated Peptic Ulcers

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Further study details as provided by Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Rate of Ulcer Healing [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    ulcer healing rate at week 8

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Rate of Peptic Ulcer Bleeding [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    rate of peptic ulcer bleeding within 8-week study period

Enrollment: 232
Study Start Date: June 2007
Study Completion Date: May 2008
Primary Completion Date: May 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: esomeprazole
esomeprazole (40 mg/day) for 8 weeks
Active Comparator: esomeprazole plus aspirin
esomeprazole (40 mg/day) plus aspirin (100 mg/day) for 8 weeks
Drug: aspirin
aspirin, 100 mg, qd x 8 weeks
Other Name: aspirin protect

Detailed Description:

The aims of this study are to compare esomeprazole plus aspirin with esomeprazole alone in the treatment of aspirin-related ulcers.

Patients with aspirin-related peptic ulcers are randomized to receive esomeprazole (40 mg/day) plus aspirin (100 mg/day) or esomeprazole (40 mg/day) alone for 8 weeks. Follow-up endoscopy was carried out at the end of the eighth week. The primary end point was the healing of peptic ulcers.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • aspirin users who have a peptic ulcer confirmed by endoscopy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • serious medical illness (including cardiovascular events within 6 months before endoscopy)
  • acute gastrointestinal bleeding
  • a history of gastric or duodenal surgery
  • allergic to the study drugs
  • require long-term treatment with non-aspirin nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), antiplatelet agents, or anticoagulant agents
  • pregnancy
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01353144

Chung-Ho Hospital
Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 807
Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital
Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 813
Sponsors and Collaborators
Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital.
Study Chair: Kwok-Hung Lai, MD Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital.
  More Information

Responsible Party: Ping-I (William) Hsu, M.D., Professor, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01353144     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: VGHKS96-CT4-26 
Study First Received: May 11, 2011
Results First Received: September 14, 2015
Last Updated: September 14, 2015
Health Authority: Taiwan: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital.:
peptic ulcer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Peptic Ulcer
Digestive System Diseases
Duodenal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Stomach Diseases
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
Anti-Ulcer Agents
Antirheumatic Agents
Cyclooxygenase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Fibrin Modulating Agents
Fibrinolytic Agents
Gastrointestinal Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors
Proton Pump Inhibitors
Sensory System Agents

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